Top 10 Pictures: World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2013

25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest was held at the Sonoma Marin Fair on June 21, 2013 in Petaluma, Calif.

A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner at the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

Walle, a 4-year-old mutt from Chico, Calif., who was entered at the last minute, was judged Friday as the most unsightly of 30 dogs at the Northern California competition.

“This dog looked like he’s been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals,” judge Brian Sobel said.

Walle overcame the dominance in recent years by nearly hairless Chihuahuas, Chinese cresteds, or combinations of the two. Owner Tammie Barbee got the dog when he was three months old.

“People come up to me and say that dog is not right,” Barbee said, “but I love him.”

Judges said they were especially impressed by Walle’s bizarre waddle of a walk. Walle wins $1,500 and will make several network TV appearances next week, including NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

The contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds gets worldwide attention, with media from around the world traveling to Petaluma, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

Organizers say the dogs are judged for their “natural ugliness in both pedigree and mutt classes.”

Winner: Walle, winner of the World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California. Walle, who is part Basset, part Boxer and part Beagle, won the popular competition along with his owner Tammie Barbee.

Winner: Walle, winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California. Walle, who is part Basset, part Boxer and part Beagle, won the popular competition along with his owner Tammie Barbee.

Top 10 Photos of World’s Ugliest Dog Contest:

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Ty Oppelt holds his dog Ellie Mae (Picture: Getty)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Thomas Cotrel and his dog Eleanor (Picture: EPA)

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Penny, a pure bread Pug (Picture: AFP/Getty)
Penny, a pure bread Pug (Picture: AFP/Getty)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Walle does a celebratory dance (Picture: EPA)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Isaboo, a Chinese Crested terrier mix, on stage (Picture: EPA)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Roman, a Meican hairless, is held up for the audience (Picture: Getty)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Josie, a Chinese Crested, enjoys the atmosphere (Picture: Getty)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Penny, a 12-year-old pure bred pug, waits with owner James Montgomery (Picture: AP)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Jon Adler kisses his dog Icky (Picture: Getty)

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013: Top 10 pictures
Grovie, a 10-year-old pug, waits to compete (Picture: AP)

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