ANIMALS

The Goodest Bois and Girls From the World's Ugliest Dog Contest

by Alexandra

The 30th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest is literally a contest to find the ugliest pooch in the world and coin them a winner. The contest is held in California and happens every year in June. The winner receives a cash prize, a trophy, and the title of the "world's ugliest dog". 

The contest gets major press coverage and is followed by an all-day celebration of dogs, called the Dog Lovers' Festival. Dogs come from all across the United States to take part in this unusual contest and the nominees vary in all sorts of different types of pure "ugliness".  

Rascal Deux from the 2017 Contest

This loving baby was a rescue and unfortunately very hairless. But hey, he's adorable as can be. And so fierce.
Rascal Deux from the 2017 Contest
via: AP

Martha, the Sleepy Mastiff

This adorable Neapolitan mastiff was named the winner in 2017.
Martha, the Sleepy Mastiff
via: AP

Himisaboo, the Chinese crested/dachshund mix

This cutie was a contestant in the 2018 contest. She's rocking a mullet-inspired hairdo but we still love her
Himisaboo, the Chinese crested/dachshund mix
via: AP

Sam, the Chinese Crested 3 Time Champion

It's understandable why this little guy took the cake 3 times. We completely understand. But we still love him anyway.
Sam, the Chinese Crested 3 Time Champion

Peanut, a Possible Chihuahua/Shih Tzu Mix

This little dude was the winner in 2014. His eyes, although looking two different ways, give our hearts little butterflies
Peanut, a Possible Chihuahua/Shih Tzu Mix
via: AP

Prince Chuburto Jesus Kowell, a Hairless Mix

This little dude, otherwise known as Chuy, was a contestant in the 2015 show and stole a whole lot of hearts
Prince Chuburto Jesus Kowell, a Hairless Mix

Josie, Chinese Crested

She was the 3rd runner up in the 2018 contest but I think she was more deserving of the crown
Josie, Chinese Crested

Icky, Chinese Crested

This guy, with an ironic name, was a contest in 2017. Icky or not, he's still down-right adorable
Icky, Chinese Crested

Wild Thing, a Pekinese

This 2-year-old, who bares a striking resemblance to Harry Potter's Hagrid, was a contestant in 2018
Wild Thing, a Pekinese
via: AP

Rascal, Chinese Crested

Another Chinese Crested on the list, Rascal was a contestant in 2015.
Rascal, Chinese Crested

Elwood, a Chinese Crested/Chiuahua mix

She was the winner in 2007 and went on to inspire a children's book called "Everyone Loves Elwood"
Elwood, a Chinese Crested/Chiuahua mix

Chase, a Chinese Crested/Harke mix

Chase was the third place contestant in the competition in 2017.
Chase, a Chinese Crested/Harke mix

Mouse, a Chihuahua

This little one-eyed dude captured our hearts as he was a contestant in 2012
Mouse, a Chihuahua

Tee Tee, a Chinese Crested

Much like the other Chinese Crested contestants on this list, Tee Tee is so ugly that she's adorable. She was a contestant in 2018
Tee Tee, a Chinese Crested

And Finally, Quasi Modo, a Pitbull/Dutch Shepard Mix

This adorable little dude was the winner in 2015
And Finally, Quasi Modo, a Pitbull/Dutch Shepard Mix

And the Current Champion?

2018's winner is none other than Zsa Zsa herself!
And the Current Champion?

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