Homely hounds gathered Friday at the Sonoma Marin fair in Petaluma for a chance to be named World’s Ugliest Dog.
“Peanut,” a shelter rescue dog of unknown heritage, was named the new World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday evening.
Ugly is in the eye of the beholder — especially when judging these 29 dogs who are heading to the Petaluma Fairgrounds Friday evening for the annual Sonoma-Marin Fair’s Ugly Dog Contest.
A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner at the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.
Besides worldwide acclaim, the prizes for the winning dog and its owner are $1,500, a trophy, a photo session with photographer Kira Stackhouse, and VIP treatment at the Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma hotel that includes a catered dinner for the dog and the owner in the luxurious Loft Suite.
They’re not the cutest of the breeds, but for some reason, there is a mass appeal towards the aesthetically challenged pedigree of canines who enter year in and year out…
Yoda won the 2011 World’s Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair for her short tufts of hair, protruding tongue, and long, seemingly hairless legs.
A 1.8-pound scruffy mutt named Yoda who has been mistaken for a rat won the World’s Ugliest Dog title for 2011 Friday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.