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Sonoma-Marin Fair

Walle, a basset beagle mix, walks on stage after being crowned the winner of the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on June 21, 2013 in Petaluma. Walle, a basset and beagle mix won the honor of being the world's ugliest dog. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NorCal Mutt Wins World’s Ugliest Dog Contest In Petaluma

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.

06/21/2013

Bev Nicholson reacts as her Chinese crested, named Mugly, wins...

New ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ To Be Crowned Friday

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.

06/19/2013

Photos: Ugliest Dog

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Returns To The North Bay

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…

06/19/2012

Photos: Ugliest Dog

Reigning Winner Of North Bay ‘Ugliest Dog’ Contest Dies

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.

03/14/2012

Photos: Ugliest Dog

Pooch Mistaken For Rat Wins Petaluma Ugliest Dog Contest

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.

CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011