California dog gets title of "World's Ugliest Dog"

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 3:08pm

A dog from Chico, California, named Walle, 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 to be back home.

The 4 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."

Since winning the crown, Walle hasn't had to beg for attention, he has appeared on several national television programs, including "The Today Show.," "Fox and Friends" and "The View."

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

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