Worlds Ugliest Dog Winner

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,...

San Diego Ugliest Dog Contest Winner Victoria

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...

Winner of Dog Photo Contest Announced

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...

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

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...

World’s Ugliest Dog Zippy Also Passed Away

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....

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

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...