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Beady eyes, short snout propel 'Mugly' to victory at annual World's Ugliest Dog contest

(From right) Bev Nicholson of Peterborough, England reacts as her Chinese crested dog, Mugly, wins the title of "World's Ugliest Dog" against Dane Andrew and his dog, Rascal, and Kathleen Francis and her dog, Princess Abby, during the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, on Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Beth Schlanker, The Press Democrat)
June 23, 2012 - 1:09 AM

PETALUMA, Calif. - A short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers has earned an 8-year-old Chinese Crested from the United Kingdom the title of World's Ugliest Dog.

Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year's worth of dog cookies at the annual event in Northern California, Mugly won the honour Friday night by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.

Mugly will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton.

It's not the first time Mugly has been recognized for his unattractiveness. Bev Nicholson, the dog's owner, says he was named Britain's ugliest dog in 2005.

The annual contest at the Marin-Sonoma Fairgrounds gets worldwide attention, with reporters and camera crews from around the world travelling to Petaluma, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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