6. Miss Ellie
This Southern Belle won first prize at the World’s Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin fair in 2009 at the age of 17. A Chinese Crested dog who was adopted when she was about seven, Miss Ellie’s looks earned her worldwide media attention.
Miss Ellie was entered to compete again in the 2010 competition but sadly, fate had other plans. She died last November at her home in Tennessee.
Poor Hubble had no home when he won the title of Britain’s Ugliest Dog. He was living in a shelter in Leeds, U.K. after being found stranded in the woods. He was estimated to be about eight years old when he beat out the competition thanks to his mouthful of rotting, twisted teeth and mangy, pseudo-Terrier coat.
Rascal comes from a long line of ugly dogs: his mother, grandmother, and grandfather have all won Ugly Dog competitions. In fact, Rascal’s grandfather “Chi-Chi” is in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning the most ugly dog competitions of all time.
Naturally hairless and covered with spots and warts, Rascal is a purebred Chinese Crested dog.
Gus had only three legs, one eye, and was riddled with cancer, but that didn’t stop him from winning the 2008 title of World’s Ugliest Dog. This 9 year-old pedigreed Chinese Crested dog had been rescued from an abusive home before losing a leg to skin cancer and his left eye in a brawl with a cat. Poor Gus didn’t live long enough to truly enjoy his reign as World’s Ugliest Dog, however. He died just five months after winning the competition.
Pabst here is one of the few dogs who was able to beat out all of those scrawny Chinese Cresteds as the overall champion at the 2009 World’s Ugliest Dog competition in California. In fact, he even beat Miss Ellie!
A boxer mix who was four years-old when he won the prize, Pabst was named after a cheap brand of beer due to what his owner calls his, “bitter beer face.”