Highlights From The 2013 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

These dogs are bringing “so-ugly-it’s-cute” to a whole new level. posted on

1. For the last 25 years, proud owners of less traditionally attractive pups have been competing in the World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, Calif.

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2. The competition is fierce.

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3. And surprisingly adorable.

4. A couple breeds have dominated much of the competition in the past: Mexican hairless dogs like Roman here…

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6. … and Chinese cresteds like Cyndy Loo.

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7. And Icky (cool collar, Icky!).

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8. Last year’s winner was Mugly, an 8-year-old Chinese crested.

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9. But a new year means new competitors like Sophie, a Chihuahua mix.

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10. (Being “ugly” doesn’t make a dog any less sweet.)

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11. There was also Isaboo…

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12. …Ellie Mae…

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14. …Penny…

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16. …Josie…

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17. …Scamp…

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18. …Mayzie Brown…

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19. …Boolah…

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20. …and Reggie.

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21. But none of these dogs could match the waddling Walle.

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22. Walle’s win was a huge upset, and the beagle/basset hound mix only entered the competition at the last minute.

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23. Congratulations, Walle!

24. (For what it’s worth, we think you’re adorable.)

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