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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. After the showdown, the winner's mug is plastered on websites worldwide...

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. Rascal has beat his own record again by winning more ugly dog contests than any dog in history, 10 that is. Rascal was undefeated in his last 4 championships, winning every different ugly dog contest ever entered, some...

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®. This free personalized Christmas holiday E-Card is brought to you by Lenovo and features the singing dog performing the Christmas classic, "Silent Night" in a tone that insiders describe as angelic. Rascal's moving and comedic performance is sure to win hearts and...

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. naturally hairless African Sand Dog, owned by actor Dane Andrew of Sunnyvale, California, won for the second year in a row the top coveted title of Ugly Dog at the contest held in the city of Fort Bragg, during the 70th annual Paul Bunyan Days. Later the hairless wonder led a group in the...

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. Newcomers to the contest include a Pleasanton, Calif., Shar Pei named Mojo; a boxer named Pabst from Citrus Heights, Calif; a Santa Rosa, Calif., German...

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. Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack had a resolution presented as did the legislature, and a word was phoned in from the Governor's office. The celebration and dedication had no shortage of pomp with a pair of scantily clad jingling belly dancers, and hosted a...

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. Rascal was featured in a fundraiser fashion show for "Guide Dogs of the Desert" the day before, so it was ironic that he was the ugliest dog the next day. Rascal, owned by actor DANE ANDREW of Sunnyvale, Calif., is no stranger to being called Ugliest Dog. He is the 1st and...

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2007-06-23 00:05:00

PETALUMA, Calif. - 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. Elwood, dark colored and hairless - save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head - is often referred to as "Yoda," or "ET," for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters. "I think he's the cutest thing that ever lived," said Elwood's owner, Karen Quigley, a resident of Sewell, New Jersey....