Someone please kill it now.

Holy Effin' Shit.

OK, first of all, this thing is no joke. It IS NOT some special effect from the 'Resident Evil' movie set.

It is actually alive.

I cannot even imagine waking up with this abomination sitting on my chest licking my face. And there is just no way a critter that looks like this could smell like anything other than rotting flesh.

It looks like something that would result from an extremely unfortunate transporter accident.

Scotty: "We got a piece of him Cap'n!"

Here's the full story. Thanks to my buddy Yort for the heads up.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The owners of the other contestants in this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest may have thought their pooches had a chance -- until they saw Sam.

The 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested recently won the Sonoma-Marin Fair contest for the third consecutive time, and it's no surprise.

The tiny dog has no hair, if you don't count the yellowish-white tuft erupting from his head. His wrinkled brown skin is covered with splotches, a line of warts marches down his snout, his blind eyes are an alien, milky white and a fleshy flap of skin hangs from his withered neck. And then there's the Austin Powers teeth that jut at odd angles from his mouth.

He's so ugly even the judges recoiled when he was placed on the judging table, said his proud owner, Susie Lockheed, of Santa Barbara.

"People are always horrified when I kiss him. He may turn into a prince yet. He's definitely a toad," she said. "I always thought he'd be great on greeting cards or on a commercial for Rogaine."

Sam, who's pushing 15, has something of a cult following after winning the contest -- and fans' hearts -- for three years running. Last year, huge crowds gathered around Sam and Lockheed at a local parade and Lockheed said she received letters and calls about her pup for weeks.

"So many people have told me they've got his picture on their refrigerator. He certainly has a little cult following," she said. "I did years of professional musical theater and never achieved the fame Sam has."

Sam will appear in this weekend's Fourth of July parade in Santa Barbara, but the recent events may be the cap on a long, ugly career. Lockheed says Sam's now suffering from congestive heart failure, lung and kidney problems and has definitely slowed down in his twilight years.

Still, he enjoys regular gourmet meals of sirloin steak, cheese balls, roasted chicken and flan (so he'll swallow his multiple pills). He also passes occasional weekends at the Gaviota ranch of Lockheed's boyfriend, where the World's Ugliest Dog rides in the back of an ATV with his few remaining hairs wafting in the wind.


  1. Awww, quite the cuddly looking little pup.
    I'll need to take better care coming here first thing in the morning like this. At very first I thought you'd somehow captured a photo of my ex husband.

  2. it's not a RAT or something? ewwwww.

  3. Hey, I found one of those dead in my front yard yesterday! My cat had chewed its head off...

    Anyway, the keychain poll is now up; feel free to drum up votes in your blog. The poll will be up for 7 days, then a winner will be announced. Good Luck!

  4. Dear God in Heaven what the hell IS that?!? I like how they say he is pedigreed. That basically means he is a purebred hellbeast.

  5. Anonymous10:14 AM

    I'm sure he has a wonderful personality...

  6. Anonymous10:16 AM

    All I could think of was that bit in Galaxy Quest when they beamed the pig-thing aboard and it was inside-out, then exploded.

  7. Holy Crap! I just bought a Chinese Crested dog (pics are on my blog) if it ends up looking like that, it's gonna scare my children.

  8. my daughter is a beautician, and she printed this and posted it at work, with a caption that said 'you might look like this if you don't come here!'

  9. That is definitely the ugliest dog that I have seen.

  10. HOLY SHIT! I've been to the Sonoma Marin County fair and I never saw anything THAT freakish.

  11. The only reason I can think of to put a picture of that incredibly hideous creature (poor thing) on your refrigerator is so that you're on a diet and it makes you so nauseous, that you don't want to eat.