That's not just any
dog you're looking at, that's Maya
, a champion Mexican Xolo belonging to WTEN's Anya Tucker
. A champion, you say? Absolutely. The hairless and unusual looking Maya (large photo here
) has taken home the gold in numerous "ugly dog" contests, including three victories in the prestigious Portland Michigan Riverfest
. Tucker, reporter and weekend anchor at WTEN, moved here from Michigan a few months ago ---so if you know of any local event where Maya might compete, you might want to shoot her an email.
And by the way, if you're considering shaving your dog, please don't do it; the Xolo (Xoloitzcuintle)
is bred that way. It's funny how even if you're bald, you still have lots of hair coming out of your ears, isn't it? (No, that isn't a jab at Jack Aernecke