Dog owners from around the US go head-to-head at the Marin-Sonoma Fair's 25th World's Ugliest Dog competition. The winner this year is a beagle-basset-boxer mix named Wallie, who boasts both a humpback and duck waddle.
Reuters (June 24, 2013) The winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest for 2013 is a Beagle, Basset, Boxer mix named Walle who appears to be "photoshopped" according to one of the judges. Elly ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (June 21, 2014) Strange looking dogs from across the country descend on Petaluma, California, to compete for the title of "World's Ugliest Dog". Vanessa Johnston reports.
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AP (June 23, 2014) A deformed dog in Alabama has gained popularity after thousands of internet viewers discovered videos of the odd shaped mutt named Pig who now has a Facebook page with almost 4,000 likes. (June ... watch video
AP (Oct. 6, 2014) A mutt in Alabama is known as that dog that wouldn't die after he survived a euthanasia attempt by a local animal shelter. The dog, who's new name is Lazarus, is now finding a new lease on life with ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Dec. 12, 2014) An orphan otter pup found off a California beach is named Luna after a naming contest drew more than 10,000 votes -- and at 11 lbs, she's thriving. Gavino Garay reports.
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