COMPETITION

World’s Ugliest Dog Winner

Congratulations—and maybe a little pity, too—should be directed this weekend to the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog competition. A boxer mix dog named Pabst took home the blue ribbon prize at the Northern California contest. Pabst’s severe under-bite and scrunched face helped him eke out a surprise win over reigning favorite Rascal, a pedigree Chinese Crested. Pabst’s owner took home $1,600 in prize money, pet supplies, a modeling contract with House of Dog, and the knowledge that selflessly rescuing a shelter dog does, in fact, pay off in multiple ways.