Marin Co. Fair's Ugliest Dog Winner Dies

Sam was a three-legged Chinese crested dog

Monday, Nov 10, 2008  |  Updated 4:30 PM PDT
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Marin Co. Fair's Ugliest Dog Winner Dies

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Marin County Fair's Ugliest Dog Dies


A one-eyed, three-legged dog that won the title of world's ugliest pooch this summer at the Marin County Fair has died.

The St. Petersburg Times in Florida reports that Gus, a Chinese crested dog, had cancer.

He was 9.

Gus was rescued by Jeanenne Teed from a bad home and went on to win the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair a few months back.

Gus came from humble origins. According to the fair, his adopted family in Gulfport, Fla., rescued him after learning he was being kept in a crate inside someone's garage.

He had one leg amputated because of a skin tumor and lost an eye in a cat fight.

Teed said the prize money from the contest would be put toward the dog's radiation treatment.

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