Fun New Dog Film: “Worst in Show”

It's a dream of many dog owners to have their dog be proclaimed "Best in Show." But "Worst in Show"? You'd be surprised. An entertaining...

Maria Goodavage  |  Jan 28th 2011


It’s a dream of many dog owners to have their dog be proclaimed “Best in Show.” But “Worst in Show”? You’d be surprised.

An entertaining new 60-minute documentary, Worst in Show, features the internationally famous World’s Ugliest Dog contest, held each summer in Petaluma, Calif. The film is debuting at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival next month, and should be more widely distributed later in the year.

Here’s what the film’s co-director, Don Lewis, wrote in a comment below. (I pulled it up for easier viewing.)

“We followed 4 contestants in the contest leading up to it and then caught up with them a few weeks after the contest. The movie is reallllly weird, funny and touching as well. These people are super obsessive and extremely competitive. I liken it to ‘Best in Show’ meets ‘King of Kong.’ The film also has a really strong message regarding animal rescue as many of these ‘ugly’ dogs have big problems being adopted due to the way they look.”

Sounds like big fun! Read more about it here. And here’s a trailer to whet your appetite.

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