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The 'World's Ugliest Dog' Has Been Crowned

The 'World's Ugliest Dog' Has Been Crowned

But there must be some mistake, because all of these dogs are gorgeous

The 30th World's Ugliest Dog Contest took place this weekend and there were some outstanding entries.

To refer to it by its full name, that's the 'Sonoma-Marin Fair World's Ugliest Dog Contest'.

I think they're all dead cute and are very good boys and girls, but there can only be one winner (if you can call the title of Ugliest Dog a win) and that was Zsa Zsa the English bulldog with her unbelievably long tongue and weirdly rounded front legs. Check out her nails:

Zsa Zsa.

She fought off stiff competition from Wild Thang - a Pekingese with a shit-ton of fur - and Rascal Deux, which looks like a cross between a bat and some Poundland hair extensions. Does have very cool shades on, though.

Nine-year-old Zsa Zsa belongs to Megan Brainard, who will pick up $1,500 (£1,130) for her pooch's win. She will also be flown, with Zsa Zsa, to New York to make some public appearances and take part in a photo shoot. Work it, Zsa Zsa, you majestic beast.

Rascal Deux.

If you're worrying about the feelings of all the little four-legged guys taking part (I was; I'm not going to lie) then worry not - the ugliest dog competition aims to raise awareness of doggy adoptions and reminds people that all dogs, no matter how unconventional they may look, deserve to be loved.

Christy Gentry, the Sonoma-Marin Fair publicist, said in a statement: "The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is an iconic tradition of the Sonoma-Marin Fair. And with so many lovable animals displaced and available for adoption, we want our fans to know what this contest is really about.

"It's a fun and silly way to advocate that all animals deserve a safe and loving home."

Wild Thang, I think I love you.

Zsa Zsa takes the title from last year's winner Martha - a four-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff, who has a very droopy face and bad gas, according to her owner Shirley Zindler who rescued the beautiful dog from Dogwood Animal Rescue Project.

Martha was almost blind when she came into Shirley's care, but has since undergone a number of operations and now has a pretty sweet life with her new owner.


According to reports, the dogs are judged on more than just good-looks, with audience reaction, first impression and unusual attributes all being taken into consideration.

Congrats, Zsa Zsa. A worthy winner.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Animals, Dogs, US