Scooter, a seven-year-old Chinese Crested, with very little hair, deformed hind legs and a long tongue, was crowned the winner of the 2023 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.
Scooter's owner, Linda Elmquist, says she adopted the looker after he was brought to an animal control facility in Arizona to be euthanized. She says, "Despite the challenges he has faced with his deformed hind legs, Scooter has defied all odds and shown us the true meaning of resilience and determination." Scooter won his owner a $1,500 prize and earned them both an appearance this morning on the Today show. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)