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Ugliest Dog Named!
Gus Grosses Out As Ugliest Dog

AS owners go, Jeanenne Teed from Florida is as proud as any that her dog Gus won best In Show at a recent canine event. The fact that Gus is a hairless, one-eyed three-legged one-eyed dog capable of scaring small children, and most grown adults, is neither here nor there.

Ugly dogThe pedigree Chinese crested dog took the top prize at the World's Ugliest Dog contest on Saturday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

After all the excitement and the prospect of stardom with an appearance on CBS, the top dog was exhausted.

‘Well, I think right now he's ready for a nap,’ said Jeanenne.

Many of the dogs who enter the competition, which has been running for 20 years, are rescue animals, according to a spokeswoman. Suffering at the hands of neglectful owners goes a long way to explain their unusual appearance.

Gus lost an eye having come off worse in a fight with a cat and had his leg amputated because of a tumour.

According to a new report, Jeanne said she would spend the $1,600 (£800) prize on treatment for Gus's skin cancer.