PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) â€” A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner at the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
Walle (WAHL-ee), a 4-year-old mutt from Chico, Calif., who was entered at the last minute, was judged Friday as the most unsightly of 30 dogs at the Northern California competition.
"This dog looked like he's been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals," judge Brian Sobel said.
According to a recorded message at the phone number listed for Fidelity Communications in Benton, customers are experiencing a disruption of service due to upgrades in the system in the Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas coverage area. The outage is experienced by customers who "use their own modems." The message indicates a timeline for renewal of service has not been determined.
TUCKER â€” Arkansas has a number of dogs behind bars, but they're not in the pound.
They're part of a program called Paws in Prison that pairs pooches with prisoners for obedience training.
The program works with animal shelters and rescue groups across the state to set up training for the dogs, including some that were at risk of being euthanized. Convicts in six state prisons then teach the dogs to sit, stay and sometimes dramatically play dead â€” all before the pets are adopted by people across the country.