But owner Miles Egstad, of California, doesn’t consider his dog ugly. In fact, Pabst’s “unique” face is what first attracted Egstad three years ago at a mobile adoption event.
“Apart from his underbite, I think he’s great looking,” Egstad told the Sacramento Bee. “I think if you took 100 of those Chinese Cresteds, you would have 100 ugly dogs. And if you have 100 Boxer mixes, you’re only going to get one Pabst, and that’s if you’re lucky.”
Pabst’s prize for winning the popular competition was $1,600, a collection of collars, leashes and bowls, a yearlong modeling contract and some newfound fame, including an appearance in New York on CBS’s “The Early Show.”
“He’s loving it, he’s absolutely loving it,” Egstad said of all the attention. “When we were walking onto the stage, he was pulling me into the crowd and letting the kids pet his belly and ears.”