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Posted on 06/23/2012 9:21:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Petaluma -- A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Petaluma.
Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year's worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor Friday by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.
The 8-year-old rescue dog from Britain will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton.
"I couldn't speak when they announced Mugly's name," said Bev Nicholson, the dog's owner. "I didn't know which way to look. I was shaking as much as the dog."
It's not the first time Mugly has been recognized for his unattractiveness. Nicholson said he was named Britain's ugliest dog in 2005.
Organizers say the competing dogs are judged for what they term their "natural ugliness in both pedigree and mutt classes."
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Frankly, this year's winner is weaker than previous champions. OTOH, he sport a really bitchin' mustache.
Looks like this Japanese American kid I knew with those scruffy whiskers. Most likely in both dogs and people it is what inside that counts, he was a great guy even if ugly as sin.
That ugly little dog doesn’t hold a candle to some really ugly dogs.
Agreed. Heck, I’m not going to win any beauty contests myself (and that’s even if I shave my beard).
A mustache trim would do wonders...
Looks like Holder.
Some of those names are pretty good (Icky, Creature).
Creature should have won. There’s a real “please love me anyway” look in his(?) eyes. But then that kind of negates the ugliness.
Probably all good candidates for becoming copter canines in the next life. ;-)
Who could forget Sam? That one eliminated the competition for all time.
A Chinese Crested won.
Didn’t see that coming.
He’s not ugly, he’s adorable. Bet he’s a little sweetie, too.
They can’t enter if they’re rabid.
On the picture in the article he does indeed look bad, but when they showed him on TV, he looked odd, but cute.
Nah - he looks like a New England sailor.
RIP Sam. Often imitated, never beaten.
Creature’s the best of the bunch, for sure. You could keep spare change in that underbite.
It’s a conspiracy!
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