World's Ugliest Dog is actually kind of cute - WRBL

World's Ugliest Dog is actually kind of cute

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CHICO, C.A. -

A dog named Walle from Chico, California has achieved more than his 15 minutes of fame since winning The World's Ugliest Dog contest.

After a media tour that took him and his owner to New York City, they're glad be back home.

The four-year-old beagle, basset and boxer mix won the title of World's Ugliest at the annual dog competition held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair last week.

But many think Walle is adorable, and definitely not ugly.

His owner calls him "different."

One judge at the competition said Walle looks like he's been photo-shopped.  His head appears too big for his body and his rear end looks too big for his legs.

His owner says his oddness is more obvious when you meet him in person.

"People are like, well it's hard to see the difference in him on television, but in person you can totally tell that there is, you know, all of his different uniquenesses in person," explained owner Tammie Barbee.

Since winning the crown, Walle hasn't had to beg for attention.  He has appeared on several national television programs. 

Along with the title and a trophy, Walle also took home a $1,500 cash prize.

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