America's Got a New Ugliest Dog

Meet Sweepee Rambo
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2016 6:31 AM CDT
America's Got a New Ugliest Dog
First place winner SweePee Rambo, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua, is cradled by owner Jason Wurtz after the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif.,, on Friday, June 24, 2016.   (Alvin Jornada/The Press Democrat via AP)

America has a new ugliest dog, and she is a doozy: Sweepee Rambo is a 4lb. Chinese Crested Chihuahua who is 17 years old and blind in both eyes, reports the New York Times. Sweepee Rambo was a gift from owner Jason Wurtz to his ex-wife, though Good Morning America notes that Wurtz got the dog in the divorce because his ex thought the dog was, well, homely. Sweepee was a runner-up in last year's contest, and beat out competition this year that included Himisaboo—a dog with hair being compared to Donald Trump. “We’re proud to celebrate all dogs and pets by showing that no matter their imperfections, they are adoptable, lovable and a great add to any family,” says the CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California, which hosted the contest. (Read more world's ugliest dog stories.)

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