“20th Annual Ugliest Dog Contest”

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Fausto Palafox
Every week it seems the community of San Diego rises to the occasion to help an organization throughout the city or county. This week was no exception. It was to raise awareness and monies for rescue animals on behalf of the San Diego Humane Society, and Reality Changers, which supports disadvantaged students with academic support, financial assistance and leadership training.

The Del Mar Kiwanis and the San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce sponsored the “20th Annual Ugly Dog Contest.” This family-friendly event was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Dogs and their owners competed in 10 categories: Cutest Dog, Most Unusual Markings, Looks Most Like its Owners, Best Trick, Best Costume (Child 10 and Under), Cutest Mutt, Most Beautiful (female), Most Handsome (male) and of course the Ugliest Dog.

Winners received a goodie-gift basket, shiny trophies and bragging rights until next year’s contest. Dogs and owners alike wore unique costumes, doggy bling and great hair-dos and mane-dos to impress the judges and stir up fan support.

Rascal won the Ugliest Dog title.

Rascal won the Ugliest Dog title.

In the ugliest dog category it was a close race between last year’s winner, “Pudding,” and a new second year participant, “Snack.” They fought a heated battle for second and third place respectably but it was first year entrant, “Rascal,” who took top honors this year. Great markings and a fantastic mane-do won the judges votes and crowned a new 2015 winner.

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