The 'World's Ugliest Dog' Is Crowned: Meet Sweepee Rambo

The blind Chihuahua/Chinese Crested mix was anointed the title Friday.

— -- "The World's Ugliest Dog" has been crowned.

Sweepee Rambo, a blind Chihuahua/Chinese Crested mix was anointed the title Friday at The World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California.

Dogs from around the globe competed for the title at the annual contest, which honors "homely hounds."

The 17-year-old pooch's owner, Jason Wurtz of Encino, California, tells ABC News that the canine was a gift to his ex-wife, but following the couple's split, he took possession of the dog since she thought Sweepee Rambo was -- you guessed it -- ugly.

Sweepee Rambo has been in the competition three times, but finally won top honors.

“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,” Erin Post, CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, said in a statement.

ABC News' Annie Pong contributed to this report.

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