Winner of a "World's Ugliest Dog" contest.
Sam, the above-pictured canine, was a 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested owned by Susie Lockheed of Santa Barbara, California. In June 2005, Sam won the "World's Ugliest Dog" title at the Sonoma-Marin Fair contest for the third consecutive year.
The Associated Press described Sam thusly:
The tiny dog has no hair, if you don't count the yellowish-white tuft erupting from his head. His wrinkled brown skin is covered with splotches, a line of warts marches down his snout, his blind eyes are an alien, milky white, and a fleshy flap of skin hangs from his withered neck. And then there are the Austin Powers teeth that jut at odd angles.
He's so ugly that even the judges recoiled when he was placed on the judging table . . .
Unfortunately, Sam was suffering from a number of age-related ailments (congestive heart failure, lung and kidney problems) and probably didn't made more other public appearances. Sam died in mid-November 2005.
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