Based on the picture above, I wouldn’t exactly call Walle the ugliest dog I’ve ever seen. In fact, I actually think he’s kind of cute. Somehow though, the four-year-old mutt beat out 29 other entrants for the 25th anniversary of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma Friday, June 21.
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 is a mix of basset, beagle and boxer. Also factoring in his win were his huge head, short thick stature, hump back and duck waddle.
Walle and his owner Tammie Barbie, who just got him three months ago, earned $1500 for his “ugliness.” The two will now go on a media tour which includes appearances on The Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, June 24 and Wednesday June 26 respectively. Check out the video below.