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Annual Ugliest Dog Competition Held In Petaluma

PETALUMA, CA - JUNE 21: Walle, a basset beagle mix, walks on stage after being crowned the winner of the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair on June 21, 2013 in Petaluma, California. Walle, a basset and beagle mix won the honor of being the world's ugliest dog. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Walle wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

Meet the contestants of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. The 25th annual contest ran at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, on Friday, June 21. Walle, a four-year-old mutt from Chico, Calif., won the title and $1,500.

"This dog looked like he's been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals," judge Brian Sobel said, according to The Canadian Press.


Walle, a mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound, was entered at the last minute. Check out his formidable competition in the photos below.