“Rascal,” the Bum wins the world’s Ugliest Dog Contest

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In the midst of a sea of snaggleteeth, with bug eyes and a slobbery, hanging tongues, the world ” s Ugliest Dog Contest crowned a new champion.

“Rascal,” the Bum with a tunnel in its ugly head in the hearts and minds of the North carolina courts on Friday to win the $1,500 — plus an additional $1,500 to be donated to an animal shelter.


“Rascal,” the Bum is being held by Darlene Wright, after winning the world’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., on Friday, the 21st of June, 2019 at the latest. (The Associated Press)

“He is a Scamp the Champ is no longer “Rascal,” the Bum,” Morones told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. “I think the public has had its great minds, and all that he has given back to the community.”

“Rascal” beat out 18 other dogs for the honor.

Rascal Place in the competition last year. (The Associated Press)

“The judges are on the lookout for a special set of attributes, such as a hanging, tongues, slobber, drool (the more the better). Maybe it’s unusual patches on the skin or in the hair,” a writer by Christy Gentry said.

Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, and won it in 2018 and beyond.

Zsa Zsa, the british bulldog, who won last year’s prize, seems like the judges to drool and sneeze on them.

Puka is preparing to compete in this year’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. (The Associated Press)

Scamp was a street dog in Compton, and was rescued by his owner, Yvonne Morones, 2014. He’s not just a show dog. He also makes visits to local schools and senior centers in Santa Rosa, California, usa.


“What we do is that we will have the presentation of the dogs who are rescued and adopted, and brought up in a loving home,” Gentry said. “This is a kind of the spokesdogs for the show.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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