World’s Ugliest Dog title is awarded to British pooch

by Darren Jamieson on June 30, 2012

It may not be the most flattering of titles but it is certainly an interesting contest to win. Mugly, a Chinese crested rescue dog, left the World’s Ugliest Dog contest with the title, beating 28 other dogs in the (more…)

World’s Ugliest Chinese Crested dog dies

by Leanne Thompson on June 4, 2010

Miss Ellie won the pedigree category of the 2009 World’s Ugliest Dog Competition, but sadly she has now passed away. Chinese Crested dogs have a long and illustrious history of winning ugly dog contests, as the 2008 competition was also won by a Chinese Crested when Gus won the main event.

Miss Ellie wasn’t just about being an ugly dog however, as she campaigned to raise awareness for rescue dogs and to raise money for their care. Miss Ellie herself was a rescue dog, as she had been abandoned at the age of 7. She was rescued by her owner Dawn Goehring and given a new home with Dawn’s 13 dogs, all rescue dogs.

Miss Ellie planned to compete in this year’s contest for the (more…)

Nancy the dog seeks her pawfect groom for walkies up aisle

by Leanne Thompson on August 22, 2009

Some lucky bachelor dog may get the chance to take Nancy on walkies up the aisle at a planned wedding ceremony on Sunday 29th August.

Nancy is a 6 month old Chinese Crested pooch and her wedding is planned to take place at the Foxdenton Hall in Chadderton next Sunday. The vicar is booked, her wedding dress is ready and even refreshments are planned, but they are still missing a dog groom!

This wedding might be completely barking, but (more…)

Youth gang attack Britain’s Ugliest Dog

by Darren Jamieson on August 20, 2009

The dog crowned Britain’s Ugliest Dog in 2005 was subjected to a cruel attack by a gang of vicious young thugs.

Mugly is a shih tzu-Chinese crested cross breed and escaped from his owner’s home.  He did have just the one tuft of hair on his neck,  but the mindless youths tore it from his neck, hit and punched him and even ripped (more…)

World’s Ugliest Dog 2009

by Leanne Thompson on July 2, 2009

worlds-ugliest-dogThe World’s Ugliest Dog competition was held last weekend at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California where a boxer-mix was awarded the title.

Pictured here is Pabst, a four year old boxer-mix breed with a very prominent under-bite.  Pabst was a rescue dog taken in by his owner Miles Egstad.

The prize awarded for being crowned (more…)

World’s Ugliest Dog loses Cancer fight

by Darren Jamieson on November 11, 2008

Just as one ugly dog looks for a new home, the world’s ugliest dog has left his. Gus, officially the world’s ugliest dog, has just died, after a battle against skin Cancer. Gus’s owner, Jeanenne Teed, lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Gus is a Chinese Crested dog with one eye and three legs, and was crowned the winner of the world’s ugliest dog contest in June this year. Upon winning the title, Gus’ owner said that the prize money would be used to help Gus’ radiation treatment for his skin Cancer.

Jeanenne Teed rescued Gus as a puppy, as he was being kept inside a (more…)