DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A 2-year-old pit bull from Durham is turning heads in her bid to earn the title of "World's Ugliest Dog."
WRAL-TV reports Wednesday that Cuda's features are such that owners Julie and Brian LeRoy are confident their pooch can win the contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California.
Cuda is genetically deformed yet healthy. Her back legs are shorter than her front legs. She also has a curved spine and a severe under bite. The owners say she got her name because of her resemblance to a barracuda.
Julie LeRoy said she decided to enter Cuda in the contest after seeing last year's winner and thinking: "We can top that."
The contest takes place June 24. The public can vote for Cuda online at the fair's website. Click here to cast your vote.
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