The 20th Annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest was held last Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.  Unfortunately the World’s Ugliest Dog contest was not aired on TV, so most of America missed it. Luckily, it will air on Animal Planet in October.

Seven year old Gus, a pedigree Chinese crested won hands down. Gus is toothless, three legged (one amputated because of a skin tumor) , missing one eye (lost to a tomcat in a cat fight) , and has no hair except for a little white tuft on the top of his head. Gus is so hairless that his official color is pink and black. His tail looks like it belongs on a rat.

Since Gus was diagnosed with skin cancer, he couldn’t attend last years competition because the chemotherapy had worn down his immune system. He had a relapse in January, and is currently facing radiation treatments. But that didn’t stop Gus, who came all the way from St. Petersburg Florida to compete this year.

Despite all of Gus’s hardships, he is well loved by his owners, mother and daughter Jeanenne and Janey Teed. Gus was adopted by Jeannene and her 16 year old daughter Janey through word of mouth when they discovered  he was being neglected and kept in a crate in a garage of someones home. They are going to make good use of Gus’s $1,600.00 winnings by putting it towards his radiation treatments.

I am thinking of Gus and he will be in my prayers. He is a tough little guy and I have all the confidence that he will get well soon.

Don’t you just love Gus? I know I do! 

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5 Comments on “UGLY GUS”

  1. Mercedes Says:

    Oh~bless Gus! I love him too! My aunt used to have a German Shepherd named Sarge (Sargeant Pepper). He had one eye (lost the other in a cat fight-looks like he was winking at ya) and 3 legs-had to have one amputated. I loved that dog.

  2. Gina Says:

    Poor little Gus. He is cute to me. I could handle him missing an eye and leg but that rat tail….eeekkk. 😀

  3. jamesviscosi Says:

    hello 4urpets its dennis the vizsl AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH wot is it wot is it wot is it get it away from me!!!!!!!!!!! i think i am having an attak of the vapers …….

  4. Wow – those are some dedicated owners. I think gus might be on of those dogs you need to get to know before you can love him… he still weighs on the weird looking side for us!

    Our package arrived today! Thanks so much! We love everything!

  5. henri hopper Says:

    awww. he’s so sweet!!

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