A new winner of the annual Ugliest Dog Contest in California was crowned this weekend — a sweet, four-year-old mutt mix name Walle.
He may look normal in the above picture, but the part beagle, basset, and boxer mix looks a bit stranger in person with his huge head, hump back, and duck waddle walk.
Those are exactly the traits that helped Walle stand out from the 29 other contenders this year at the 25th anniversary of the competition.
Said Judge Brian Sobel of this year’s winner, “This dog looked like he’s been photo shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals.”
Walle and his owner Tammie Barbee walked away with $1,500 for winning the title as well as a trophy. Walle will also appear in the new book World’s Ugliest Dogs: The Official World’s Ugliest Dog Book.
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