Dog with mohawk leading Bee's 'Ugliest Dog in Town' contest

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.

Those wishing to vote will need to register, which takes only a minute or two.

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.