World's ugliest dog is dead; search is on for new world's ugliest dog
class=img_thumbleft>Sam, the milky-eyed, snaggle-toothed Chinese crested hairless that gained internet fame after winning the ugliest animal contest at the 2003 Sonoma-Marin Fair in California, has gone to ugly dog heaven. Sam died last Friday, just shy of his 15th birthday. He was put to sleep after his owner, Susie Lockheed, was informed that his unconfirmed-ugly heart was failing. Lockheed took Sam in as a rescue six years ago, and her then-boyfriend was so repulsed by the animal that he broke up with Lockheed. Sam helped steer a new beau into Lockheed's life via a photo of him and his master on an internet dating site. Read more about Sam's illustrious life here .
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