Had A Chuckle About This: Ugliest Dog Of The Year

Elwood--Ugliest Dog of The Year? - Photo of the famous ugly dog Elwood
@pyewacket (44031)
United States
June 23, 2007 1:16pm CST
I was just listening to the news on the radio and there was a feature about the winner of he Ugliest Dog Of The Year Award given to Elwood, a 2 year old dog who received the "honors" of being considered the ugliest dog....I then went to the radio's website just to see how "ugly the dog was. It's actually a heart-warming story--Karen Quigley, Elwood's "mom" rescued him from a breeder two years ago who was all set to put the dog down, as she thought the dog was so ugly that he didn't have a chance to be adopted....Well I guess beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, as Ms. Quigley didn't think Elwood was that ugly. Elwood has been cited as looking between a Yoda or E.T.--mmm...maybe...upon looking at the pictures, I didn't think he was that ugly... What do you think? Think Elwood is ugly? Or is beauty in the eyes of the beholder Here is the link to the story http://www.1010wins.com/pages/609438.php?contentType=4&contentId=634035
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• United States
25 Jun 07
I have so seen that dog before!! We caught that award show on the TV a few months back - or maybe it was last years. Not sure. But it is one ugly dog! Not that that is a reason to take a life! Those dog shows are really funny to watch :)
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Jun 07
At least those dogs get some claim to fame...even if it is to be called the ugliest...LOL
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• United States
25 Jun 07
LOL - that is very true!
• United States
25 Jun 07
And it's not like they care either. They're getting all kinds of good attention :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Jun 07
ha, ha...beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder...I think that this dog is very cute...and probably very lovely fro her owner...
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Jun 07
That was nice of her to rescue him..the breeder was going to put him down
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Jun 07
..yes, I was reading about, I am glad that she was able to save his life...
• United States
24 Jun 07
he's not as bad as "sam" was. yikes.the first time i saw that dog,i thought it was a mummy or something. i'd take one of those dogs in if they were needy,but definitely not the type i'd pick myself..
• United States
24 Jun 07
i like huskies also-i used to have a husky/shepard mix.strong dog-he pulled me all over the place LOL
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
22 Sep 07
Awwww...I think he is so ugly he's cute. I am so glad that he found a good home. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
23 Sep 07
Only a mother could love him...LOL...yes, that woman was wonderful to adopt him
• United States
28 Jun 07
Awe, it pulled at my heart strings. Would this breeder put her child to sleep, if it was deformed? That gets me so mad. Beauty is under the shell, not the shell on the outside. That goes for all living creatures.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Unfortunately the breeder was just thinking in dollars and cents--how much money she could get out of it...she probably figured that since Elwood was so lucky, she wouldn't make any money off him---like everything else...probably viewed as "cost effective"
• United States
25 Jun 07
I saw this story on yahoo when I brought up my internet and I was like...."what!?" lol. I looked at the pictures and I thought it was so funny! And kind of sad that they held a ugliest dog show and someone was happy to win it! lol.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Well least Elwood has some claim to fame--look at all the attention he's gotten...kinda cute in a way
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
25 Jun 07
Yeah, he's pretty unattractive but then again, it's a lousy photo. I'd be worried about the poor thing being cold rather than ugly. His owner obviously loves him and that's the main thing. I reckon Ellwoods, one lucky puppy. Thanks for sharing.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Yup--Elwood is one lucky dog...and I don't think he's that bad looking--uh, but then I don't have my glasses on...LOL
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
That is a bit sad I would say he is a strange looking Dog and there seems to be a lot of different breeds in him I am glad that he found an owner as no matter what he is getting loved The tongue I hope is not like that all the time the poor thing I think he is adorable and I would have saved him to
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Jun 07
That woman must have had a heart of gold to take him and give him a good home...and now he's famous!!
@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I think beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. That's one special little doggie. Way to go, Elwood!!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Yes he is a special dog!! Nice of the woman, his owner to have rescued him
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Yep, there was another discussion just posted on that subject!n He is ugly and I do think he looks like Yoda! He is so ugly he has to be loved.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I know--I didn't realize kelly3 had done this too..must have been on the same wavelength--I bet his owner does love him a lot
• United States
24 Jun 07
to me,there is no such thing as a ugly dog or any other animal for that matter.I did see this in the newspaper and I don't see where he is that bad
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I don't think he's that bad looking either. ;-)
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I don't have my satellite up and running anymore, so I didn't get to see the contest. Yaaayyyyy! Elwood won for the second year in a row! I love those dogs. I think Elwood is adorable. I don't live that far from Petaluma, and one of these days I am going to make it over there to see the contest in person. I wish you could have seen Elwood last year. He was strutting his stuff in front of the judges and giving them loves and kisses. It was so cute. Thanks for posting this hon. I have to say it again....Yaaaayyyyy Elwood! LOL
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Jun 07
LOL--Strutting his stuff huh?--I guess he likes being center of attention--LOL
• United States
23 Jun 07
I don't think he is ugly....he is kind of cute. There are dog breeds that I think are ugly, but then others love them so I am sure it is an eye of the beholder issue.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I wonder if he has a complex though as being cited as ugly--poor fella
• United States
23 Sep 07
Yikes GF that is a pretty seriously ugly dog! But I suppose even the uglies need a home and some love. LMAO I know this discussion is a few months old but I am just now catching it. Thanks for the picture, poor thing. I wonder if that tongue gets in the way of his eating? is He blind? LMAO I should go read the article.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
23 Sep 07
He is ugly, it looks like someone wore out an ugly stick beating him up but put him down - No way. I am probably one of the people that would have adopted him if I had the chance. I love animals..and I am convinced..that every person or animal that is loved is beautiful to the people who love him.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 07
Hi Pye, and yup, I do think the dog is very ugly, maybe too ugly ;) BUT somepeople love ugly and as you pointed out - beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and how nice of this lady to adopt him and save his life, she ROCKS! TheFortunes