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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Is this the world's ugliest dog?

Meet Walle. He walked away with the top prize at the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California yesterday, winning his owners $1,500 in prize money. Although, by 'top prize', we mean that a bunch of humans got together and declared poor old Walle to be the ugliest dog around. If he ever understood the concept, he might just be a little offended... But anyway, well done Walle, good boy!

Walle is a 4-year-old dog and a mix of three breeds: beagle, boxer and basset hound. Following his glorious victory, he's now set for a glittering career in the limelight with TV appearances, including on Jimmy Kimmel Live (one of America's leading entertainment shows), already booked.

But is he really that ugly? Other than his flappy-skinned little ankles, he seems like quite a normal dog to us. In fact he's actually quite handsome, in a way, especially when you compare him to some of the other dogs in the competition (see the below examples - especially the top one).

What do you think? Is Walle really the ugliest dog in the world? Let us know in the comments.

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