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Beagle-boxer-basset wins World’s Ugliest Dog

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:09 a.m. HST, Jun 22, 2013

PETALUMA, Calif. >> A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner today at the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

Walle, a 4-year-old mutt from Chico, Calif., who was entered at the last minute, was judged most unsightly of 30 dogs at the Northern California competition.

“This dog looked like he’s been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals,” judge Brian Sobel said.

Walle overcame the dominance in recent years by nearly hairless Chihuahuas, Chinese cresteds, or combinations of the two.

Owner Tammie Barbee got the dog when he was three months old.

“People come up to me and say that dog is not right,” Barbee said, “but I love him.”

Judges said they were especially impressed by Walle’s bizarre waddle of a walk.  

Walle wins $1,500 and will make several network TV appearances next week, including NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  

The contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds gets worldwide attention, with media from around the world traveling to Petaluma, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

Organizers say the dogs are judged for their “natural ugliness in both pedigree and mutt classes.”

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Fred01 wrote:
Poi dog!
on June 21,2013 | 11:45PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Still warm, fluffy, and hugable. All dogs give unconditional love. Mine rest her chin on my right arm as I drive.
on June 22,2013 | 05:42AM
cojef wrote:
Driver impediment? Like cellphones? Poi dogs bred for that purpose is inhumane, especially knowingly mixing more than 3 breeds for the purpose of ugliness. That's tampering with order of natural breeding. Mother Nature will unleash its irritation upon the breeder.
on June 22,2013 | 07:16AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Breeding dogs just for the purpose of ugliness? Only ugly people do that. And they have, will have, an ugly life.
on June 22,2013 | 11:57AM
Advsurfsail wrote:
Wat ? You probably got pit bull. Hard head and stupid person.
on June 23,2013 | 06:00AM
kolohepalu wrote:
Dam- I voted for Duane Chapman
on June 22,2013 | 07:21AM
miss_laulau wrote:
L O L : ]
on June 22,2013 | 07:59AM
Bdpapa wrote:
I voted for the Gov!
on June 22,2013 | 08:14AM
aomohoa wrote:
I have a neighbor with a dog that looks kind of like this. His body is way to heavy for his poor little legs, but he is the sweetest dog.
on June 22,2013 | 09:46AM
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