‘Mugly’ wins 2012 ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ title

By David Ferguson
Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:20 EDT
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Mugly 2012 World's Ugliest Dog
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“Mugly,” an 8-year-old Chinese crested from the U.K., has won the “World’s Ugliest Dog” title for 2012. The New York Daily News reports that the former shelter dog’s short snout, beady eyes and tangled snarl of white whiskers won him the title, which was won last year by Yoda, a Chinese crested-chihuahua mix.

Mugly beat 28 other dogs in this year’s contest, netting a prize package that includes $1,000 and a year’s supply of dog biscuits. The contest is held each year at the Marin-Sonoma Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California, which is about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

Owner Bev Nicholson told the Daily News, “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.”

And Mugly, as you can see in the video below, embedded via the Associated Press,shakes kind of a lot.

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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