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Ugly dogs unite! Annual Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma returns

Ugly dogs unite! Annual Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma returns

In advance of the competition, you can meet this year's contestants - though organizers note that voting is now closed and was for "entertainment purposes only and does not affect the outcome of the World's Ugliest Dog judging".

Canine contestants vying for the World's Ugliest Dog honors will hit the red carpet on Friday, June 23, celebrating their imperfections in what's become an anticipated contest in Petaluma, Calif.

She was a favorite of the Northern California crowd from the start, often plopping down on her side on stage with her droopy face spread across the ground when she was supposed to be showing off.

This evening's 28th Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma is two contestants away from being a Dirty Dozen competition.

The ugliest dog competition victor will fly with its owner to NY to celebrate the victory.

Chase, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested-Harke mix, came all the way from Neath, United Kingdom to take third place.




The homely hounds and their humans arrived hours before the show to socialize and size up the competition at the World's Ugliest Dog Contest Friday, where dog lovers celebrate the imperfections of man's best friend.

"He's my sexy boy", Vicky Adler, of Davis, California, said of her 8-year-old Chinese Crest named Zoomer.

By celebrating inner beauty, organizers said they hope to showcase that all dogs, regardless of physical appearance, can be lovable additions to any family.

The contest is judged based on both appearance and personality. Sweepee Rambo, 17, a blind Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix, beat out 16 other dogs to grab the $1,500 prize, the AP said.

This is the 29th year the contest is being held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. Contest rules prevent owners from intentionally altering their animals to enhance appearance for the objective of the contest. These pooches are celebrated for their natural ugliness.


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