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Worlds Ugliest Dog Winner

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There is a new winner crowned in the annual world’s ugliest dog competition held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. Called Pabst, the dog breaks the winning streak of the several Chinese Crested winners (including the late, great Sam) by coming with a boxer mix pedigree, if that can be called a pedigree! According to a statement issued by the contest organizers, Pabst is a rescue dog adopted by owner Miles Egstad in 2006. The pair hail from California. While it is the first time a mutt had won the contest in some seven years said the statement, the Chinese crested dogs were still well represented and even won the purebred or pedigree category with the unique looks of winner Miss Ellie. Click “Read more” to see the World’s Ugliest Dog video. {mosloadposition endslug} ugliest...

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San Diego Ugliest Dog Contest Winner Victoria

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The Del Mar Kiwanis held their 11th annual ugly dog contest near San Diego, California, on March 12, 2006. While their website includes an image of world famous ugly dog Sam, his tragic death in late 2005 opened the field for new contenders. Winning this year’s ugliest dog title was Victoria, a four year old Italian greyhound with an amputated tail and encephalitic disfigurement (Dear Readers, if you have pictures of her, please send them to us here at...

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Winner of Dog Photo Contest Announced

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DogExplorer.com is happy to announce the winner of our best holiday dog picture photo contest. Bella, a mixed breed from Ventura County, California, took the top spot out of a cute but modest field of eight competitors. The winning contest photo was entitled “Bella the red nosed?” and featured her adorned with antlers in front of an illuminated Christmas tree. The picture was taken by one of her people, Jody, who also kindly enough took the pictures of her accepting our congratulations and her prize. As with all DogExplorer.com dog photo contests, the winner was selected by votes entered by registered users of the DogExplorer.com dog picture gallery. It is free to register, free to enter and free to vote. Click this link to view the winning >> dog picture. Said Bella on learning that she was the top...

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Sam, World’s Ugliest Dog, Goes Out A Winner

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Sam, the three time champion of the Sonoma-Marin Fair ugly dog contest, also won the DogExplorer.com World’s Ugliest Dog contest, on November 16, 2005, just two days before his death at the age of 14. The contest, judged by readers of DogExplorer.com, ran from October 6, 2005, through November 15, 2005. A clear leader in a pack of six ugly dogs, Sam took this final prize in the first contest open to entrants from around the world and voted on by members of the public. Sam was a Chinese Crested dog. “While we are saddened at DogExplorer.com at the loss of Sam, we are honored to have known him and had him as a participant,” said the publisher of DogExplorer.com, Craig Schmitman. “Sam owed his very life to Susie Lockheed, who fostered and then adopted him when no one...

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World’s Ugliest Dog Zippy Also Passed Away

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It is with a very heavy heart that DogExplorer.com reports that another of our new friends, another World’s Ugliest Dog contestant, has passed away. As some of you know, Ansel, our beloved companion of 15 years, who passed just this September, inspired our site. Thus, the acute pain felt by our friends is all too real to us as well. Kelly A. Smith, owner of Zippy, sent us a note this morning to tell us, and all of you, of her loss. A female Chinese Crested Dog, Zippy was a well-known and successful competitor in Florida. According to Kelly Smith, she had made a public appearance and took home a trophy as recently as November 5, 2005. It is clear from the note we received that Kelly struggled with the decision of euthanasia, as we have, and all loving...

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Sam, the World’s Ugliest Dog, Has Passed Away

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A DogExplorer.com Exclusive Sam, a Chinese Crested Dog entered in our World’s Ugliest Dog contest and known throughout the world as Sam, the World’s Ugliest Dog, has passed away. He was fifteen. We were notified of his death during a phone call with his owner, Susie Lockheed, today. Anyone who has spent anytime with Susie and Sam would know that she adored him, and, he adored her. Sam helped Susie through some difficult health issues and Susie also credits him for helping her find her fiance. In addition to the love she showered on the little dog, Susie likely also saved his life when her fostering him on a temporary basis turned into an adoption. Sam was getting on in years, not the most social of dogs and very hard to adopt out as a result. Susie saw something...

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