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One-Eyed, Three-Legged Dog Wins Ugly Prize


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Gus Crowned King of the Homely
One-Eyed, Three-Legged Dog Wins Ugliest Dog Contest

Gus, the 2008 Sonoma-Marin Fair's Ugliest Dog.

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It was a tail-waggin' good time at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair, where 12 pooches let the fur fly at the 20th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Gus -- a three-legged, one-eyed Chinese Crested, won $1,600 in prizes. Of course, many unfamiliar with the event might wonder why anyone would want their pet to win such a twisted competition.

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