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America's Got a New Ugliest Dog

Meet Sweepee Rambo

(Newser) - America has a new ugliest dog, and she is a doozy: Sweepee Rambo is a 4lb. Chinese Crested Chihuahua who is 17 years old and blind in both eyes, reports the New York Times . Sweepee Rambo was a gift from owner Jason Wurtz to his ex-wife, though Good Morning America... More »

'Quasi Modo' Named World's Ugliest Dog

She excelled in categories like 'natural ugliness'

(Newser) - A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took the $1,500 prize last night, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest... More »

Behold: 'World's Ugliest Dog'

Owner hopes win raises awareness of abused animals

(Newser) - It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies, and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog. This year's winner? A 2-year-old mutt named Peanut, whose wild white and brown hair, bulging eyes, and protruding teeth belie his sweet, energetic... More »

Meet the New 'World's Ugliest Dog' Champ

Walle takes the title

(Newser) - You've no doubt seen far worse, but a big-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer, and basset hound is the upset winner at the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Walle, a 4-year-old mutt from Chico, Calif., was judged yesterday as the most unsightly of 30 dogs at the... More »

Mugly Is 'World's Ugliest Dog'

8-year-old Chinese crested takes the honor

(Newser) - 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 Northern California yesterday. Competing for fame, $1,000, and a year's worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor by beating out 28 other... More »

World's Ugliest Dog Dies

Yoda, 15, passes away in California

(Newser) - When a beloved pet dies, good manners usually dictate saying something nice about the departed companion. And for Yoda, it was a compliment to say she sure was ugly. Yoda won the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair for her short tufts of hair, protruding... More »

Meet the World's Ugliest Dog

She's a Chinese Crested mix named Yoda

(Newser) - At two pounds, Yoda once looked so mangy that her owner mistook her for a rat. She's come not such a long way since, last night winning the dubious title of World's Ugliest Dog at a Northern California Fair. Yoda is a 14-year-old Chinese Crested—a homely breed... More »

World's Ugliest Dog Dies

Miss Ellie won competitions, performed in comedy shows

(Newser) - Miss Ellie, the hideous-yet-strangely-adorable Chinese Crested hairless dog that won the hearts of millions (or thousands? Will you give me hundreds?) when she won the 2009 World's Ugliest Dog Competition, has died peacefully at age 17. Ellie was a a star performer at the Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge,... More »

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