World’s ‘Ugliest Dog’ Goes Caroling

The winner of the 2002 contest sings "Silent Night” on a funny new e-card.

Rascal, voted one of the world’s ugliest dogs at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., has recorded a funny holiday e-card to celebrate the season.

The video shows the Chinese Crested caroling the tune “Silent Night” and flanked by two burly canine sidekicks. In the video Rascal, who belts out the tune like a four-legged Pavarotti, is so ugly he’s cute.

Rascal, now 12, won the “World’s Ugliest Dog” competition in 2002, and has appeared in several movies since, says owner Dane Andrew, also an actor.

“Horror movies just love him because he’s so strange looking,” Andrew said in an interview with the Palm Desert Sun.

Rascal has appeared in “Tele-Zombie” and “Curse of the Smoke O’Lantern,” and on talk shows “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The View.”

Not surprisingly, Andrew doesn’t agree with Rascal’s unflattering title. “I don’t think he’s ugly at all.”

View Rascal’s e-card here.

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