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Published:June 23rd, 2012 12:07 EST
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'Mugly' A Chinese Crested Pooch Wins 'World's Ugliest Dog' Title

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Chinese crested`s short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World`s Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on Friday.

Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year`s worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.

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The 8-year-old rescue dog from the United Kingdom will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton."

New York Daily News

My pooch Mandy is a the most beautiful dog in the world, when I take her walking around my neighborhood the little kids enthusiastically shout "Mandy" and the adults compliment me on her good looks. Mandy has more friends than I do, and if she opened a Twitter account, in a couple of days she would have more followers than this humble blogger.

I adopted Mandy from the animal shelter because I was struck by her sad homely expression, I didn`t realize that the ugly little puppy would grow up to be a beautiful pooch. But had Mandy grown up to be an ugly mutt, I would love her just as much.

People who have manifestly hideous canines, love their ugly little things to death. Once a year they get together to show off their pets in the "World`s Ugliest Dog" competition.

Click this link to see pics of this year`s winner:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/8-year-old-pooch-mugly-wins-world-ugliest-dog-title-article-1.1101125#ixzz1yd13TpTc

Photo Credit Wikipedia: Chinese Crested Pooch, Not Mugly

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