Latest World's Ugliest Dog Contest Stories

2011-04-26 08:30:00

PETALUMA, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Finally, after screenings in San Francisco, Berkeley and Sacramento (and winning the Best Documentary Award at the Kansas City Film Festival), "Worst in Show" arrives in Petaluma - hometown of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Every summer, dozens of gnarly mutts face off at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, to decide who takes home the title of World's Ugliest Dog.

2010-05-27 08:43:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rascal, internationally called "The Ugliest Dog Alive," is a 6.5-lb naturally hairless critter, born without his teeth, so his tongue hangs out, and is actually an African Sand Dog owned by actor Dane Andrew of Sunnyvale, Calif.

2009-12-15 07:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In the recent holiday tradition of sending funny holiday E-Cards like Elf Yourself, you can now celebrate the holiday season with Rascal The World's Ugliest Dog®.

2009-09-11 06:55:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rascal has been named winner of the country's oldest -- and possibly world's oldest -- "Original Ugly Dog Contest." Compared to a Chupracabra, Rascal, a 7-lb.

2009-06-28 17:14:42

A California mutt ran off Sunday with the title of 2009 World's Ugliest Dog Champion, besting a former Chinese Crested ugliness champ, officials say. The judges at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California gave the award to Pabst, boxer-mix shelter dog from Citrus Heights, over Rascal, whose breed has dominated the Ugliest Dog competition in recent years, contest officials said in a release. Pabst was given his name because he had a bitter beer face, said owner Miles Egstad, a first-time...

2009-06-26 15:48:59

Organizers of this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California said this year's entries include 15 aesthetically challenged canines. The contestants include 2002 champion Rascal, a purebred Chinese Crested from Sunnyvale, Calif., and other returning contenders Princess Chelsea of Fairfield, Calif., and Reggie and Veronica of Phoenix.

2009-05-06 07:36:00

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Dane Andrew, flanked by his famous K-9 star, Rascal, "The World's Ugliest Dog," received a star on the "Walk of Fame." The day was proclaimed "Dane Andrew Day" by the mayor of Palm Springs.

2009-04-21 06:55:00

HIGHLAND, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RASCAL was proclaimed the Ugliest Dog, taking the top prize at the annual event held during the "Citrus Harvest Festival" in the San Bernardino county area outside of Los Angeles.

2007-06-23 00:05:00

Elwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog Friday, a distinction that delighted the New Jersey mutt's owners.

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