Meet Sweepee Rambo the “World’s Ugliest Dog” at Sonoma-Marin Fair

A Chinese-crested Chihuahua named Sweepee Rambo has been dubbed the world’s ugliest dog.

Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair
Sweepee Rambo, a Chihuahua/Chinese Crested miniature creature owned by Jason Wurtz of Van Nuys, CA, won over the judges and the crowd for her lolling tongue and hairless coat in the 2016 World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest. Chief Judge Brian Sobel said “Scoring was tough with so many uniquely qualified dogs but we’re confident that Sweepee will be a magnificent champion!”

Seventeen homely hounds competed in the annual World’s Ugliest Dog® contest for the title and world fame. An Ugly Dog contest has been held in the small California coastal town for over 50 years, 28 of them at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
Jason Wurz – Sweepee Rambo Photo by Karen Spencer
Jason Wurz – Sweepee Rambo Photo by Karen Spencer
From the Meet and Greet with the hosts to a Red Carpet Walk and a Fashion Faux Paw Show featuring Ugly Sweaters, this annual competition has all the trappings of a Hollywood event, including cameras flashing and video rolling by international and network media. Even dog royalty Snoopy was in attendance.

“We celebrate the spirit and imperfections that make these dogs loveable and adoptable,” explains Karen Spencer, Marketing Director.

Homely hounds were the stars of this popular competition on Friday evening, June 24, 2016. This world-renowned event always delivers big entertainment at the Fair as pedigreed pooches and Heinz 57 mutts and their owners parade across the stage to a packed house and international media. “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.” explains Erin Post, CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fair.

Returning this year is the Fashion Faux Paws Fashion Show for dogs and the popular Beauty and the Beast Walk returns featuring Miss Sonoma County court escorting adoptable rescue dogs on the “catwalk”. On hand will be the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter, and Noah’s B’Ark North Pet Rescue.

See also …

Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — You can also limit feeds to specific categories. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at …