This 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha was officially crowned the “World’s Ugliest Dog” at the Sonoma Marin Fair in California on Friday.
Martha’s sleepy eyes and rows of floppy skin helped her stand out from the pack of 13 other curious-looking canines at the 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog competition, but her owner still sees the beauty in her beloved pet. “She’s just a bit unique,” Shirley Zindler explained to the media. “You could say she’s ugly, but I think she’s beautiful.”
For representing the perfect “cute-ugly mix” Martha was awarded $1,500 prize, a trip to New York and a shiny trophy. Martha’s massive size made her a far cry from 2016’s winner, SweePee Rambo, a bow-legged 4-pound Chinese Crested Chihuahua with a blonde mohawk and protruding tongue.
- The Morning Bull