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Monday, June 25, 2012

Mugly Is Crowned World's Ugliest Pooch

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

A pageant winner
  • A pageant winner

Last week, we introduced you to Mugly, the British pup vying to win the title of ugliest pup on the planet.

And that he did.

Judges confirmed on Friday that Mugly, an 8-year-old Chinese Crested, is anything but easy on the eyes. He beat out 28 other fugly pups at the Marin-Sonoma County Fair in Petaluma. His owner, Bev Nicholson, was pleased: Her canine won her $1,000 and a year's worth of dog cookies.

"I couldn't speak when they announced Mugly's name," Nicholson told reporters. "I didn't know which way to look. I was shaking as

much as the dog."

Believe it or not, being ugly does take talent. As event organizers noted, there are minimum qualifications these pups must have in order to enter, including droopy ears and some sort of serious underbite or overbite.

It's not the first time Mugly has come out as the uncomely champ. He was already deemed the ugliest dog in the United Kingdom, making him a celebrity pup around British pubs.

If Mugly has taught us anything, it's that looks definitely can get you far in life.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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