World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2013

For the past 25 years, the world's proud owners have gathered to celebrate their ugly beloved dogs in Petulama, California. Check out photos of the world's ugliest dogs at this year's competition.

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Walle poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. The 4-year-old beagle, boxer and bassett hound mix went on to win top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Walle, a 4-year-old beagle, boxer and bassett hound mix, has beat out 29 competitors to win the honor of the world's ugliest dog in Petaluma, California, on June 21, 2013. Click to see more photos of the ugliest dogs.
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Walle overcame the dominance in recent years by nearly hairless Chihuahuas, Chinese cresteds, or combinations of the two. "This dog looked like he's been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals," said judge Brian Sobel.
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Walle wins $1,500 and will make several network TV appearances next week, including NBC's "Today" show and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
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Dane Andrew shows his dog Rascal, a Chinese Crested, to judges. All of the dogs entered a pre-qualifying round to make sure they’re truly “ugly” before taking the stage. Organizers say the dogs are judged for their "natural ugliness in both pedigree and mutt classes."
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Penny, a pure bred Pug, awaits the start of the 2013 World's Ugliest Dog competition on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, California. Dogs from all over the country are competing for the honor of being the world's ugliest dog.
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Mayzie Brown, a Pomeranian, walks on stage during the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair on June 21, 2013.
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Mayzie Brown, a Pomeranian, walks on stage during the 2013 World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair.
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Held by owner Jon Adler, Icky, a 3-year-old Chinese Crested, competes in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, California.
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Prescila Wilkins holds her dog Sophie, a Chihuahua mix before the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest begins, on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, California.
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Grovie, a Pug, is seen before the 2013 World's Ugliest Dog competition.
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Jon Adler (R) holds his dog Icky, a Chinese Crested, on the back of a young boy during the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair on June 21, 2013 in Petaluma, California.
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Isaboo, a Chi-Cre terrier, sits on the red carpet before the start of the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair on June 21, 2013 in Petaluma, California. Isaboo won third place in the mutt category.
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Isaboo, a 7-year-old Chinese Crested, basks in the sun after competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Isaboo won third place in the mutt category.
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Mayzie Brown, a Pomeranian, is seen on stage during the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair on June 21, 2013 in Petaluma, California.
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Linda Elmquist shows her dog Josie, a Chinese Crested, for judges at the World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, on Friday, June 21, 2013.
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Penny, a Pug, looks on during the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair on June 21, 2013 in Petaluma, California.
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Linda Elmquist and her dog Josie, a Chinese Crested, pose for photos before the World's Ugliest Dog competition, on Friday, June 21, 2013.
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