posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 02:39 AM
Sam, voted the world's ugliest dog three years running at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, died Friday at the age of fourteen, just short of his birthday.
Sam's owner Susie Lockheed said her boyfriend at the time she took the dog in, left her because he hated the dog so much. She has a new boyfriend
who was intrigued by the picture of Lockheed and Sam he found on a dating internet site.
Sam, the tiny dog whose hairless body and crooked teeth earned him a reputation as the World's Ugliest Dog, has died.
The pooch died Friday, just short of his 15th birthday, his owner said.
"I don't think there'll ever be another Sam," Susie Lockheed said, adding: "Some people would think that's a good thing."
Sam won the ugliest dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair this summer for the third year in a row. The pedigreed Chinese crested had made appearances
on TV in Japan, radio in New Zealand and in Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid. He also had met Donald Trump on a talk show set.
Lockheed said she initially was terrified of Sam when she agreed to take him in as a rescue dog six years ago on a 48-hour trial basis. Although she
fell in love with him, his appearance repulsed her then-boyfriend and prompted the man to break up with her.
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[edit on 2005/11/24 by GradyPhilpott]