The World's Ugliest Dog: A Look Back at the 10 Most Recent Winners

Photo by: Courtesy of the World's Ugliest Dog ® Contest
Walle: 2013 Winner
The controversial contest is usually dominated by Chinese Cresteds, Chihuahuas and other hairless canines, so Walle's win ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of the World's Ugliest Dog ® Contest
Walle: 2013 Winner
The controversial contest is usually dominated by Chinese Cresteds, Chihuahuas and other hairless canines, so Walle's win came as quite a surprise.
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Mon, Jun 24, 2013 5:12 PM EDT
By Laura Cross, Shayna Meliker

A 4-year-old blend of Beagle, Basset Hound and Boxer who hails from Chico, Calif., won the ultimate doggie anti-beauty contest Friday, taking home the title of the World's Ugliest Dog.

With his huge head, oversize paws and duck waddle, Walle beat out 29 other contestants at the annual competition, hosted by the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif.

You can see footage of Walle and the other contestants in this pageant video. And check out our photo gallery to see more of this year's four-legged competitors.

Brian Sobel, one of the judges, said of Walle: "This dog looked like he's been Photoshopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals."

We were so inspired by Walle's looks that we decided to take a look back at the last decade of the World's Ugliest Dog contest. Get to know Sam, Yoda, Princess Abby and many other past winners here.

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