2013 World's Ugliest Dog is Walle, a 4-year-old mutt
By Andrea Reiher, Zap2It
The World's Ugliest Dog Contest has declared a winner for 2013 -- Walle, the four-year-old mutt who is a mix of basset, beagle and boxer. He beat out 29 other entrants for the 25th anniversary of the contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. Friday night (June 21).
The contest writes on Facebook that Walle "is a dog you have to see move in order to appreciate his ugly dog status." He is from Chico, Calif. and his owner, Tammie Barbee, got him just three months ago. She says people tell her the dog is not right, but she loves him.
Judge Brian Sobel says of Walle, "This dog looked like he's been photoshopped from pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals."
Walle wins $1500 for winning the title and will appear on "The Today Show" Monday, June 24 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday, June 26.