With time running out to rate the contestants in The Bee's "Ugliest Dog in Town" contest, "The Great Ringo" is the front-runner.
Ringo, who sports a mohawk hairdo and a mouthful of nasty teeth, is rated uglier than 13 other contenders, with Elmo Sesame Street Walker and Opie on his heels.
Readers wishing to rate the dogs on a 1-to-10, not-so-ugly to seriously-ugly scale may do so at this link. But hurry -- the rating period ends at 7 p.m. today.
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The owner of the dog rated the ugliest of the litter will receive a month's worth of service from Dog Gone Poop, a Modesto-based pet waste cleanup service.