Why the long face? You won!

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - News -

A MASTIFF named Martha has been de­clared the World’s Ugli­est Dog.

The 125lb gen­tle gi­ant was crowned win­ner of the 29th an­nual search for the globe’s most vis­ually chal­lenged pooches.

The Neapoli­tan mastiff, who de­lighted with her hound dog face, was a favourite with spec­ta­tors from the off. She plopped down on her side with her droopy face spread across the ground when she was sup­posed to be show­ing off, to the de­light of


Martha’s tri­umph was es­pe­cially glad­den­ing for owner Shirley Zindler, as she’s re­cently un­der­gone sev­eral op­er­a­tions to en­able her to see prop­erly.

Martha beat 13 other dogs to win the World Ugli­est Dog Con­test, in­clud­ing Moe, a 16-year-old Brus­sels grif­fon­pug mix who was the old­est in the com­pe­ti­tion, came in sec­ond.

Chase, a 14-year-old Chi­nese crested-harke mix, came third.

The ca­nine con­tes­tants were judged on first im­pres­sions, per­son­al­ity and au­di­ence re­ac­tion at the com­pe­ti­tion held in north­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

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