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AP PHOTOS: Past winners of US ugly dog contest

June 20, 2014

PETALUMA, California (AP) — It’s that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World’s Ugliest Dog.

The contest in California, which is in its 26th year, is scheduled to start Friday evening.

Karen Spencer, the fair’s marketing director, says the dogs are scored by a three-judge panel in several categories, including special or unusual attributes, personality and natural ugliness.

The winner will get $1,500.

Here are photos of the past winners:

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