Meet Quasi Modo: The World’s Ugliest Dog
The annual World’s Ugliest dog competition happens every June in California where dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors are judged on their lack of beauty.
The 2015 crown and $1,500 grand prize went to Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix, who “epitomized excellence in ugliness.”
“My appearance can be a little unsettling to some (I have had grown men jump on top of their cars to get away from me because they thought I was a hyena or Tasmanian devil) but once they get to know me I win them over with my bubbly personality,” his biography said.
Quasi Modo was abandoned at an animal shelter before being adopted by a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Florida.
According to the event’s website, the judges score the dogs on first impressions, unusual attributes, natural ugliness, personality and audience impression.
The event focuses on promoting the adoption of shelter dogs, regardless of their appearance.