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Annual Ugliest Dog Competition Held In Petaluma

PETALUMA, CA - JUNE 21: Tammie Barbee stands with her dog Walle, a basset beagle mix, during 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.