Like the Oscars, Grammys, or a BOGO sale on Triscuits, the annual World's Ugliest Dog competition is one of those things I consider to be this blog's journalistic wheelhouse. So when I saw this picture of the 2012 winner, Mugly, I GOT HERE AS FAST AS I COULD.
Soooo . . . THIS GUY. First off, Mugly is a great name. The British/Union Jack theme is first class and, with the coming London Olympics, extremely timely. I think what really wins me over in this pic is his ramrod posture and stoic facial expression. He's a little soldier of ugly. And this fight is totes worth fighting.
Here is a shot of the little guy's amazing facial hair. We call this style 'the broken tennis racket:'
Overall, on my comprehensive ranking of ugly dogs, I would probably put him between Nana and Rascal.
Here are a few pics of some of Mugly's competition:
- This is clearly just a human t-shirt withan extra hole cut in the middle.
- My dog and my roommate's dog have NO idea of the consequences of me seeing this picture. But they will. Soon.
I would believe you if you told me those sausage links were actually coming out of this dog as yet another of his deformities. (P.S.: Yes, eagle eye, that is former winner RASCAL)
There are more pics here and after looking at them, "attend World's Ugliest Dog Competition" is now Sharpied onto my list of things to do in life.