Droopy-faced Neapolitan mastiff Martha is crowned the mangiest mutt on earth

India Tv- Quasi Modo wins top honors in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Please send congratulatory dog treats and wrinkle cream to Martha the Neapolitan mastiff, for yesterday she was crowned the ugliest dog in the world.

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A 125-pound gentle giant named Martha has been crowned the victor of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

Despite her dog's rather lacklustre reaction, Ms Zindler said they were "thrilled".

In winning, Martha also earned another - one might say greater - honor: her place enshrined on an illustrious list of champions that dates back almost three decades. Moe, a 16-year-old Brussels Griffon-pug mix who was the oldest in the contest, came in second. Chase, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested-Harke mix, came in third.

While the dogs entered into the annual contest may not be the most visually appealing creatures, their quirky looks, off-beat personalities and unusual attributes are viewed as prized possessions during the contest, which is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California.

She was the only dog at the competition whose handler couldn't hold her - but that didn't stop Martha from snagging the trophy away from 13 other dogs.




The homely hounds and their humans arrived hours before the show to socialize and size up the competition at the World's Ugliest Dog Contest Friday, where dog lovers celebrate the imperfections of man's best friend. Monkey, a six-year-old Brussels Griffon, and Icky, an eight-year-old unknown breed, were both rescued from the homes of hoarders.

Numerous contestants were adopted.

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

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.

"He's my sexy boy", Vicky Adler, of Davis, California, said of her 8-year-old Chinese Crested named Zoomer.

The annual event took place Friday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.

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