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This 4-year-old with an unusually large head, hump back and duck-like waddle won the top prize at the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, the marquee event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. “His head has always been bigger than his body,” said his owner Tammie Barbee.
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What’s in a name? For a dog called Mugly, it’s a whole lot of ugly. The 8-year-old Chinese crested, already one of the U.K.’s ugliest dog honorees, won big in 2012. He and his owner Bev Nicholson showed their British pride with Union Jack-embellished accessories.
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PRINCESS ABBY (2010)
She may look like she’s bowing before her public, but this one-eyed Chihuahua had a back deformity – most likely caused by inbreeding – that propelled her to the winner’s circle.
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Things got downright unsightly when this 4-year-old boxer mix ran off with the 2009 title, beating out the favorite, the Chinese crested.
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He’s not winking! The one-eyed Chinese crested from St. Petersburg, Fla., strutted his stuff (on just three legs!) and took home a $1,600 cash prize.
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That’s a Mohawk to remember! The 2-year-old Chinese crested’s mane was immortalized in a children’s book after his win.
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Do you kiss your mother with that tongue? Yes, and she loves it! The toothless Chinese-crested-Chihuahua mix was plucked from death row by doting owner Heather Peoples.
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Triple crown! It was three years and three wins for the blind Chinese crested that had been rescued from a shelter by his Santa Barbara, Calif., owner. His unforgettable mug landed him on Criss Angel’s Mindfreak Halloween special.
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Bad looks run in the family! The Chinese crested’s grandfather, Chi Chi, was celebrated by the Guinness Book of World Records for his eight Ugly Dog titles.
For more photos from the annual contest, check out the new book World’s Ugliest Dogs by the show’s producer, Vicki DeArmon.