Ugliest Dog Contest 2010

Dogs dress up and strut their stuff to compete for a title and bragging rights.

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Dane Andrew (R) and his dog Rascal (L) traveled from the Bay Area to compete at the Del Mar Ugly Dog Contest Sunday.
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Rascal gets a kiss from owner Dane Andrew.
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Along with the ugly dog competition, there were a number of other categories where dogs competed -- some in costume.
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This is one of the participants in the best St. Patrick's Day costume contest.
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Another contender for the "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" category.
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Here's another participant in the daylong event that benefited the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter. Nice ride.
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Another contender for the ugly dog title. His owner, Dana Storms said "To us he's beautiful."
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There was a little campaigning in the crowds before voting began.
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Judges in the audience raised their scores after every participant.
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The packed house cheered for cutest puppies, dogs that look most like their owners and dogs with the most unusual markings.
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