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World's Ugliest Dog crowned in Petaluma
AP via SFGate.com ^ | June 23, 2012

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.

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Organizers say the competing dogs are judged for what they term their "natural ugliness in both pedigree and mutt classes."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: doggieping; dogs; napl; uglydog
Pix at source. Please don't post - AP.

Frankly, this year's winner is weaker than previous champions. OTOH, he sport a really bitchin' mustache.

1 posted on 06/23/2012 9:21:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ..
Sorry, Michelle; better luck next year.


2 posted on 06/23/2012 9:23:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 9:30:43 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: Slings and Arrows

That ugly little dog doesn’t hold a candle to some really ugly dogs.


4 posted on 06/23/2012 9:31:29 PM PDT by unkus
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To: dog breath

Agreed. Heck, I’m not going to win any beauty contests myself (and that’s even if I shave my beard).


5 posted on 06/23/2012 9:39:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: unkus

Concur.

6 posted on 06/23/2012 9:41:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Helen-Thomas-300x300 Pictures, Images and Photos
7 posted on 06/23/2012 9:42:22 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Slings and Arrows

A mustache trim would do wonders...

8 posted on 06/23/2012 9:42:30 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Slings and Arrows

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. ;-)


9 posted on 06/23/2012 9:42:30 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Who could forget Sam? That one eliminated the competition for all time.


10 posted on 06/23/2012 9:44:26 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh, gee.

A Chinese Crested won.

Didn’t see that coming.

:-\


11 posted on 06/23/2012 9:44:32 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: NYTexan

He’s not ugly, he’s adorable. Bet he’s a little sweetie, too.


12 posted on 06/23/2012 9:44:47 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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To: Snickering Hound

They can’t enter if they’re rabid.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 9:44:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

On the picture in the article he does indeed look bad, but when they showed him on TV, he looked odd, but cute.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 9:45:03 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: NYTexan

15 posted on 06/23/2012 9:46:17 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: NYTexan

Nah - he looks like a New England sailor.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 9:48:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ezekiel

RIP Sam. Often imitated, never beaten.


17 posted on 06/23/2012 9:50:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ezekiel

Creature’s the best of the bunch, for sure. You could keep spare change in that underbite.


18 posted on 06/23/2012 9:52:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

It’s a conspiracy!


19 posted on 06/23/2012 9:54:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Baynative
Applause
20 posted on 06/23/2012 9:55:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Yep. Still uglier than the ugliest dog on the planet.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 9:57:47 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Where are the police when you need them?


22 posted on 06/23/2012 9:58:14 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise
Petaluma - the chicken capital of the world!

(I wonder if they have a Chicken Hall of Fame there, modeled, needless to say, on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and subject to as much passion, as we have seen reflected on this very forum.)


23 posted on 06/23/2012 10:02:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There ya go. And that is a smile!

Thanks for digging that up, Slings and Arrows.
LOL


24 posted on 06/23/2012 10:05:50 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Revolting cat!

If they don’t, they should.


25 posted on 06/23/2012 10:06:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: unkus
You're very welcome. I'm a Sam fan from way back.


26 posted on 06/23/2012 10:10:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Delta 21
Yep. Still uglier than the ugliest dog on the planet.

She's a Hall of Famer...ugliest of all time.

27 posted on 06/23/2012 10:19:28 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awwwwwwwww, is that Sam’s breed? I know nothing of Sam but I bet he and the others are cuddly little critters and sweet to match.

Thanks for the pic.


28 posted on 06/23/2012 10:20:01 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

That’s Sam.


29 posted on 06/23/2012 10:26:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

As my daughter would say: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, how cute!

She’s an adult now but she never saw a dog that wasn’t cute.

Thanks.

Who is the lady who’s holding Sam?


30 posted on 06/23/2012 10:35:07 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Baynative
That has got to be the ugliest mutt I have ever seen! UGH!

BTW, that's a cute Chihuahua in the top picture. What's his name?

31 posted on 06/23/2012 10:36:29 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Snickering Hound

Definitely a family resemblance.


32 posted on 06/23/2012 10:38:51 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: unkus

Glad you like. The lady was his owner.


33 posted on 06/23/2012 10:42:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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34 posted on 06/23/2012 10:42:52 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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35 posted on 06/23/2012 10:50:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Petaluma - the chicken capital of the world!

Also where the arm wrestling championship is held, IIRC.

36 posted on 06/23/2012 10:57:48 PM PDT by Ken H
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37 posted on 06/24/2012 6:51:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Baynative

38 posted on 06/24/2012 7:04:00 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Ezekiel

Actually, Holder is a dead ringer for a three toed sloth.


39 posted on 06/24/2012 7:08:40 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think he’s cute.


40 posted on 06/24/2012 7:23:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Me too, but I’d hate to ruin his rep.


41 posted on 06/24/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Me too, but I’d hate to ruin his rep.


42 posted on 06/24/2012 8:31:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think you’re very handsome, SA&. And I can picture you with a beard, too. [swoon!]


43 posted on 06/25/2012 12:44:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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Smiley - Blush - 2
44 posted on 06/25/2012 3:23:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’re such a nice man.


45 posted on 06/25/2012 3:32:23 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sam truly had a gift. I wonder if he’ll ever be topped?


46 posted on 06/25/2012 5:09:11 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Not unless the Fukushima reactor leak was even worse than we thought.


47 posted on 06/25/2012 7:25:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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