The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California (at the Sonoma-Marin Fair) crowned a winner Friday night. Out of a field that included a “hairless mutant” with no teeth and a crooked face, a creature that resembled “a hyena or mandrill baboon,” and a canine with a “gorilla-looking head,” a Chihuahua mix named Mr. Happy Face emerged as the ugliest of them all.
… Mr. Happy Face, who once lived in abusive and neglectful conditions with a hoarder, has tumors and neurological issues, requires a diaper, struggles to stand upright or walk, and holds his head askew. Yet he has reached the age of about 17.
… The dog and his owner, Jeneda Benally, won $1,500 and a trip to New York City to appear on the Today show.
But really...is there such a thing as an ugly dog??