World’s Ugliest Dog 2013 contest allows fans to vote online (Photos)By Angel Cuala on Jun 21, 2013 in Animals, United States, Weird •
The World’s Ugliest Dog 2013 contest will be held today, Friday, June 21, 2013, from 1-8 pm (local time), and is now allowing fans to vote online. This year, there are 27 candidates who are vying for the title at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. Photos of some of the contestants are available below.
As noted at Sonoma-MarinFair.org, the 2013 World’s Ugliest Dog online voting is only for fun and the winner will be decided by three judges. They are Jon Provost (known for playing the role of Timmy in the 1950s classic show “Lassie”), Brian Sobel (a Sonoma-Marin Fair board member), and John Crawley, a local restaurant owner.
According to the report, the winner of the 25th Annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest will win a cash prize of $1,500, a VIP treatment at The Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma, and others, And of course, the title of World’s Ugliest Dog for 2013. “The Mix” radio hosts Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch will host the show, as usual.
Among the 2013 World’s Ugliest Dog candidates are Princess Abby, Rascal, Icky, Squiggy, Creature, Spam-o-Rama, Sputnick, Ratdog, Kaiya, Scamp, Gromit, and last year’s winner, Mugly, an 8-year old Chinese crested and a rescue dog from the United Kingdom. However, Ellie Mae seemed to be the favorite to win this year.
“It started as a homegrown kind of contest — very small and quirky. But the whole thing has accelerated beyond anyone’s wildest imaginings. These are some of the best dog owners in the world. Some of them take it very seriously. I think a few hearts have been broken when they haven’t been the winner.” Contest organizer Vicki DeArmon told TODAY.com.
Incidentally, DeArmon also released a book entitled “World’s Ugliest Dogs: The Official World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Book,” which has made available at Amazon since Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The said dog book contains mini-profiles and stories about the contestants and their owners.
Some of the candidates of the 2013 World’s Ugliest Dogs contest
Image Credit: Sonoma-MarinFair.org
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