Martha the Mastiff takes the crown

25 June 2017, 01:16 | Noah Barnes

World's Ugliest Dog Contest entries hit the red carpet

World's ugliest dog competition held in California to celebrate man's best friend's imperfections

Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, has been named this year's World's Ugliest Dog.

The 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff was a favorite of the Northern California crowd throughout the contest Friday night on a stage at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, where she placed her drooopy face spread across the ground when she was supposed to be showing off.

She beat 13 other dogs for the grand prize, most of whom were classic Chinese Crested pups.

It took several surgeries before she was able to see again, Zindler said.

Along with the prestigious title, Martha won $1,500 dollars (£1,170) and a trip to NY.

In second place was Moe, a Brussels griffon-mix, and in third was Chase, a 14-year-old Chinese crested-harke mix, .

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The annual competition in Petaluma, California, judges mutts on a variety of attributes, including special or unusual features, personality and natural all-round ugliness.

Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, competes while being escorted by Shirley Zindler in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Petaluma, Calif. Martha was named the victor of the contest.

The contestants include Monkey, a 6-year-old Brussels Griffon, and Icky, an 8-year-old unknown breed, both of whom were rescued from hoarding. FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, first place victor SweePee Rambo, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua, is cradled by her owner Jason Wurtz of Encino after the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at.

Organizers say the contest has been held in Petaluma for more than 50 years and is in its 29th year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. But for their owners, it was love at first sight.

The victor of the 29th annual contest held at Sonoma-Marin Fair will be decided Friday evening.

'He's my sexy boy, ' Vicky Adler, of Davis, California, said of her eight-year-old Chinese Crested named Zoomer.



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