Mugly, a Chinese crested dog, owned by Bev Nicholson of Peterborough, England won the title of “World’s Ugliest Dog” at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, on Friday, June 22, 2012.
Mugly is a British dog with a short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers. According to the contest website, Mugly was rescued in the United Kingdom after being “viciously attacked in a park by a group of thugs.”
“I couldn’t speak when they announced Mugly’s name. I didn’t know which way to look. I was shaking as much as the dog,” Nicholson said in a news release.
In 2005, Mugly has been recognized for his unattractiveness and was named Britain’s ugliest dog on that year.
Last year, the 2011 World’s Ugliest Dog winner was crowned to Yoda, a 15-year-old Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix who weighed just 1.8 pounds. Yoda died in her sleep early this year.
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