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"World's Ugliest Dog" crowned in California

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 - 01:17

Strange looking dogs from across the country descend on Petaluma, California, to compete for the title of ''World's Ugliest Dog''. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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They're hairless, toothless, and have warts on their faces. But their owners love them. And, on Friday, they came from across the country to compete for the title of "World's Ugliest Dog" in Petaluma, California. SOUNDBITE (English) LINDA ELMQUIST FROM TUCSON, ARIZONA, SAYING: "When people say 'Oh, your dog's so cute.' I'm like, 'seriously, have you looked at it?' I think she's cute, but really, if people were honest, not so much." Most of the dogs here were rescued from the pound. This man is so crazy about his ugly dog 'Sweepee', he got her name tattooed on his leg. But who was the ugliest dog of all? SOUNDBITE (English) PEANUT'S OWNER HOLLY CHANDLER SAYING: "He doesn't have lips anymore … his eyelids are also gone, so he can't close his eyes , his eyes water, the tears drain into his nose and make snot bubbles. That adds to his character." Holly Chandler rescued Peanut from a shelter, after he suffered abuse and was burned in a fire. SOUNDBITE (English) PEANUT'S OWNER HOLLY CHANDLER SAYING: "He's my baby, I guess I don't see him every day as being that ugly, but I guess the judges thought so." And it pays to have an ugly dog -- the grand prize is $1,500.

"World's Ugliest Dog" crowned in California

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 - 01:17

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