PETALUMA, Calif. -- A bald, three-legged, one-eyed dog has achieved greatness by being named the "World's Ugliest Dog" at the 20th annual contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.
Gus, a Chinese-Crested, was named 2008's ugliest dog at the Friday contest, according to fair officials. He competed against 11 other dogs from all over the U.S., winning in the pedigree-class category and then going on to triumph in the overall competition.
He took home two trophies and $1,600 in prize money, which his owners are going to put toward his radiation treatments. Gus has skin cancer, which led to the amputation of one leg.
His missing eye is the result of a fight with a tomcat, fair officials said.