Lucey wins Beautiful Bulldog event
Lucey, an 18-month old pooch, has beaten 49 drooling competitors to take this year's Beautiful Bulldog pageant.
The tongue-in-cheek event is designed to kick off the week-long Drake Relays, an internationally-renowned track and field event in Des Moines, Iowa.
Lucey's owner, Tiffany Torstenson of nearby Waukee, Iowa, is a surgeon and said she often takes her pet to work.
She said Lucey's demeanour around doctors and patients helped convinced her human family that she would make a perfect therapy dog.
Lucey was certainly a hit with the crowd at the event, besting a pair of boys named Lord Nelson and Zuul to take the top honours.