World’s Ugliest Dog So Ugly He May Actually Be Cute
Ugly has never been so beautiful.
Walle, a combination beagle, boxer and bassett hound took top honors at the World's Ugliest Dog Contest last Friday in Petaluma, California.
The four-year-old mutt out-uglied 30 other dogs, with one judge saying he's a canine version of Frankenstein:
This dog looked like he’s been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals."
Walle, who also won because of his unusual walk, ended a stretch of victories in recent years by Chihuahuas and Chinese cresteds that would make you do a double take if you saw the them on the street.
Walle's crowning achievement should pay big dividends -- literally. He won $1,500 and will make a slew of TV appearances this week.
Not everybody agrees with Walle taking the title, though. A Facebook group has been created, claiming he is not the ugliest dog in the world. We have to agree. Compared to past years' winners, there is a decidedly un-Muppet like quality to Walle. (Remember 2012's winner, Mugly?)
Check out some photos and video of other pooches in the competition and decide for yourself if Walle did indeed deserve to win or if the other pups got robbed.