Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title
From hairless bodies to lolling tongues, here are some of the other animals who lost out on the title.
A nine-year-old English bulldog has been named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Zsa Zsa won the title on Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.
The dog’s owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive 1,500 dollars for Zsa Zsa’s win.
Dogs in the annual competition flaunt their imperfections – some have hairless bodies, others have lolling tongues.
The dogs and their handlers walk down a red carpet and they are evaluated by a panel of judges.
The competition included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang.
Last year’s winner was a 125-pound gentle giant named Martha — a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face.
The contest is in its 30th year. It is usually held on a Friday night, but organisers moved this year’s competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience.