Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

Hannah Rogers
June 25, 2018

Sometimes they look like Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog who was crowned this year's World's Ugliest Dog.

Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the victor of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma on Saturday.

Some of this year's contestants had hairless bodies, others had lolling tongues.

Dogs in the competition flaunt their imperfections as they walk down a red carpet with their owners.

The 9-year-old victor, named Zsa Zsa, was found via a pet-finding site by owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minn., according to a biography supplied for the contest.

Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding website, according to the contest bio.

Well, if you're going to compete then you better win and that accolade goes to an English bulldog named Zsa Zsa. The tongue dangled at least four inches under her jaw while Zsa Zsa rested, similar to the melting watch of Salvador Dali's painting "The Persistence of Memory".

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The event was held at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. She was almost blind from neglect when she was rescued in Sonoma County, California.

Other cuties in competition included a stylish Chinese Crested named Rascal Deux and Pekingese named Wild Thang.

Last year's World's Ugliest Dog prize went to a 3-year-old, 125-pound (57-kilo) Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha.

The California fair tradition dates back 30 years.

"A friend of mine said it's the ugliest dog she's ever seen so as a joke we put him in and all of a sudden he was a fan favorite for a while", Lewis said.

Good causes underline the World's Ugliest Dog awards.

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