Travesty as relatively cute mutt wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

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Sweepee Rambo, a 16-year-old Chinese Crested dog, competes in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, Calif. She won the runner-up award. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

A hideous mutt that looks like a barbecued rat has been cruelly robbed of the World’s Ugliest Dog title by an adorable hunchbacked rival.

In a travesty at the 27th annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California, on Friday, Sweepee Rambo, who looks like a four-legged scrotum, was bested by Quasi Modo, a 10-year oldpit bull-Dutch shepherd mix.

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Quasi Modo wins top honors in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, Calif. Quasi Modo’s owners, who travelled from Florida to compete, will receive $1500. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Quasi Modo, of Florida, was born with spinal defects reminiscent of the Notre Dame bell ringer. She beat 25 other mutts to claim the top prize — $1,500 for her proud owner.

Sweepee Rambo, a16-year-old Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix, took second-prize.

You be the judge:

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Sweepee Rambo, a 16-year-old Chinese Crested dog, competes in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, Calif. She won the runner-up award. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Quasi Modo is presented with a first place prize and trophy after winning the World’s Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California on June 26, 2015. Quasi Modo went on to win first prize as the ugliest dog in the competition. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSONJosh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Last year’s winner, Peanut, upheld the high standards expected of this elite-level competition:

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In this Friday, June 20, 2014 file photo, Peanut, a two-year-old mutt is held by Holly Chandler, the owner after winning the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The World’s Ugliest Dog will be chosen at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday. For 25 years, the contest has been a testament that all dogs do not have to meet AKC pedigree standards to be man’s (or woman’s) best friend. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Contributing: AP


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