World's Ugliest Dogs



Book Description

The annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair attracts "so-ugly-they’re-cute" contestants, their devoted owners, and hundreds of thousands of fans, both in person and via worldwide media attention. This book--filled with hilarious photos as well as short profiles of the dogs and their owners--captures the wacky and wonderful spirit of the original contest just in time for its 25th year. Meet the well-loved dogs who soak up the glory of the contest while their owners sniff out the competition, make double-entendre comments, and see who can lift one’s leg higher around the hydrant of publicity. World’s Ugliest Dog photo galleries have run on Yahoo, The Huffington Post, People Magazine, Animal Nation and more, to huge response. This book will likewise appeal to any dog lover with a sense of humor.

About Dearmon, Vicki

Vicki DeArmon has produced the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest for the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma for the last seven years. In that time, she has brought the contest to the attention of international media, including People Magazine, The Today Show, Geraldo, Jay Leno (for guest appearances by dogs), Yahoo and Incredible Photos (who have done photo montages pre and post contest), documentary and television film crews, and more.

She has extensive media experience, both as the one doing the pitching and the one being quoted. A google search of her name brings up 30 plus pages of World’s Ugliest Dog ® references.

She has made her life in books, first as a book publisher (Foghorn Press) and currently working as a marketing director for Copperfield’s Books, a small chain with six stores in Northern California.

As the Marketing Director for both Copperfield’s Books and the Sonoma-Marin Fair, she is responsible for marketing campaigns, media relations, events, sponsorship, collateral, advertising, and social media and website content management and development.