Thursday 19 July 2018

In Pictures: The World's Ugliest Dog contest - including the worthy winner

Wild Thang, a Pekingese, stands onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. A 9-year-old English bulldog, Zsa Zsa, was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Wild Thang, a Pekingese, stands onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. A 9-year-old English bulldog, Zsa Zsa, was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Martha, a Neopolitan Mastiff who won the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, stands onstage before this year's winner was announced at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, is hugged by owner Megan Brainard after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Wild Thang, a Pekingese, stands onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. A 9-year-old English bulldog, Zsa Zsa, was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Josie, a Chinese Crested mix, is checked by judges Debbie Abrams, right, and Jo Ling Kent during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. Josie finished third in the contest. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Megan Brainard, center, reacts after her dog Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, bottom, is announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. Also pictured at left is Yvonne Morones, holding her dog Scamp, who placed second, and Linda Elmquist, holding her dog Josie, who finished third. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Josie, a Chinese Crested mix, is checked by judges Debbie Abrams, right, and Jo Ling Kent during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. Josie finished third in the contest. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Meatloaf, a bulldog mix, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. The dogs walk down a red carpet and are evaluated by a panel of judges. The winner takes home $1,500. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, stands onstage with Megan Brainard, before being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday in the competition where dogs with hairless bodies and lolling tongues flaunt their imperfections. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Martha, a Neopolitan Mastiff who won the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, stands onstage before this year's winner was announced at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Rascal Deux is held by owner Dane Andrew before competing in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. The dogs walk down a red carpet and are evaluated by a panel of judges. The winner takes home $1,500. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, is carried by owner Megan Brainard during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018. Zsa Zsa won the contest. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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