The 17-year-old Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix took home the grand prize after landing in second place last year. She may be blind, but she is ferocious, escaping several dog pounds for years before ultimately ending up with her current owner.
This 4-year-old with an unusually large head, hump back and duck-like waddle won the top prize at the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, the marquee event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. “His head has always been bigger than his body,” said his owner Tammie Barbee.
What’s in a name? For a dog called Mugly, it’s a whole lot of ugly. The 8-year-old Chinese crested, already one of the U.K.’s ugliest dog honorees, won big in 2012. He and his owner Bev Nicholson showed their British pride with Union Jack-embellished accessories.
Triple crown! It was three years and three wins for the blind Chinese crested that had been rescued from a shelter by his Santa Barbara, Calif., owner. His unforgettable mug landed him on Criss Angel’s Mindfreak Halloween special.