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Mutt With Duck Waddle Crowned World's Ugliest Dog
Today ^ | 6/22/2013 | Jillian Eugenios

Posted on 06/22/2013 11:10:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

It’s official -- a humpback, duck waddle and huge head are a winning combination.

Walle beat out 29 other contestants to win the title. World's Ugliest Dog contest Walle beat out 29 other contestants to win the title. Walle, a mutt, won the top prize in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. The precious pooch, who is a mix of beagle, basset hound and boxer breeds, won over the crowd with his hind leg stance, which demonstrated both his girth and large head.

“People come up to me and say, ‘That dog is not right,’ but I love him,” said owner Tammie Barbee, who adopted Walle when he was just three months old.

“This is a dog you have to see move in order to appreciate his ugly dog status,” the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest said in a press release.

The contest is held annually at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The contest has been previously dominated by the Chinese crested, a small breed with facial hair.

But the Chinese crested was no match for Walle this year, whose odd looks won the favor of judge Brian Sobel. "This dog looked like he's been Photoshopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals," he said.

This year, the contest celebrated its 25th anniversary, and Walle walked away with $1,500 in prize money and a trophy.

Show producer Vicki DeArmon, who is also the author of the book “World’s Ugliest Dogs: The Official World’s Ugliest Dog Book," said that in her seven years of working on the event, this year was the best. “A wide variety of dogs and a record crowd made the energy just electric and the hosts were hilarious,” she said.

Walle and his owner will make an appearance Sunday on TODAY.


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1 posted on 06/22/2013 11:10:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 06/22/2013 11:10:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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3 posted on 06/22/2013 11:10:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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not mah gog.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 11:11:23 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


5 posted on 06/22/2013 11:11:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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That can’t be the world’s ugliest dog.
He’s actually sort of cute IMO.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 11:14:40 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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7 posted on 06/22/2013 11:18:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Idiocracy is a documentary.)
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Runner-up.

Fetch the stick Helen. Good girl!


8 posted on 06/22/2013 11:18:43 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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Aw, he’s a cutie! Though those do look like duck feet!


9 posted on 06/22/2013 11:34:04 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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This gog makes me gag.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 11:38:10 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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11 posted on 06/23/2013 1:05:55 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Howdy Doody was a judge?


12 posted on 06/23/2013 4:14:08 AM PDT by Vinnie
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Leave Webb Hubble’s daughter out of this!


13 posted on 06/23/2013 5:55:35 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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14 posted on 06/23/2013 9:17:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Um...Doesn’t this fall under the feline competition category?


15 posted on 06/23/2013 9:19:39 AM PDT by Delta Dawn
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World’s Ugliest Dog: Beagle, Basset, Boxer mix wins 2013 World’s Ugliest Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1NIVyHqG4


16 posted on 06/23/2013 9:29:47 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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Not ugly! He is cute, what were those people thinking!


17 posted on 06/23/2013 9:37:31 AM PDT by Ditter
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He’s actually a beautiful dog, but with an unfortunate physical deformity. I’d imagine his littermates aren’t considered ugly at all, provided they aren’t suffering from the same problem. It’s actually a very striking combination of Beagle, Bassett and Boxer, he almost looks purebred. Good on her for taking him in and giving him a good home. He looks quite happy. Dogs aren’t vain, they don’t notice or care.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 9:47:50 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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The contest has been previously dominated by the Chinese crested, a small breed with facial hair.

Exactly how many dogs showed up clean shaven? And thank God it is not one of the Chinese Crested B@$tards. I an sick of them winning.

A purebred that is plenty ugly is the Wire haired pointing Griffin.

19 posted on 06/23/2013 11:15:32 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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Beagle-boxer-basset wins World's Ugliest Dog

DANG!

20 posted on 06/23/2013 11:53:32 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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THIS IS NOW

A GLENDA JACKSON THREAD


21 posted on 06/23/2013 12:35:07 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Doogle

Looking at this picture there is no way someone can deny the existence of Web Hubble’s genes in that body.


22 posted on 06/23/2013 1:05:00 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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