World’s Ugliest Dog Contest: Unattractive Pooches Vie for Title of Top Mutt

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Walle poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. The 4-year-old beagle, boxer and bassett hound mix went on to win top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Who let these dogs out? The annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest celebrated its 25th anniversary on June 21 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. Twenty-three homely pooches were in the running for the dubious title, which comes with a $1,500 cash prize and a trophy. In the end, Walle took home the top honors. But click through to see the other dogs who gave him a run for his money, and click HERE for more about the contest and the official anniversary book.

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