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VIDEO: California canine Scamp the Tramp dubbed World's Ugliest Dog

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Published in Weird News

(UPI) An aesthetically challenged pooch named Scamp the Tramp was crowned the World's Ugliest Dog after previously coming in second.

Scamp, who has competed in the competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., four times previously and was the runner-up in 2018, defeated a field of 18 other unsightly canines to take this year's title.

"Scamp the champ now. We had to change his name," owner Yvonne Morones told NBC's Today show. Well, I think the audience got to know him beforehand and they saw all his community volunteer work.

 

Morones adopted Scamp from a shelter in 2014, just one hour before he was scheduled to be put down. Scamp has since been working as a therapy dog for seniors at the Sebastopol Senior Center and first-graders learning to read at a California school.

Morones has an uncanny eye for unusual dogs -- Scamp is the third dog she's owned that has taken the World's Ugliest Dog title. One of her previous pooches, named Nana, was a six-time champion from 1996 through 2002.

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