Monday, 20 August, 2018

The 'World's Ugliest Dog' Has Been Crowned

World's Ugliest Dog title goes to English bulldog named Zsa Zsa Ugly dogs return for annual US contest
Jay Anderson | 25 June, 2018, 04:07

A nine-year-old English bulldog has been named this year's World's Ugliest Dog at a contest in California.

Christy Gentry, a spokeswoman for the event, said: "The world's ugliest dog contest is an iconic tradition of the Sonoma-Marin Fair".

Some of this year's contestants had hairless bodies, others had lolling tongues.

Zsa Zsa and her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, get to take home a $1,500 prize.

An English bulldog with an underbite and muscular, rounded front legs won the 30th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest on Saturday night.

Josie, a Chinese crested with some chihuahua mixed in, had already participated five times in the contest held annually at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, taking home a respectable second- and third-place finishes in past years.




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.

A 125-pound gentle giant Martha, a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face, won last year's competition. The dogs are evaluated by a panel of judges. The tongue dangled at least four inches under her jaw while Zsa Zsa rested, similar to the melting watch of Salvador Dali's painting "The Persistence of Memory".

She was then purchased by Underdog Rescue.

Other contestants included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang.

Rather than poke fun at the dogs, the competition celebrates canines in all their shapes and sizes, many of whom, like this year's victor, come from shelters or puppy mills.

All dogs are good dogs.

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