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Photos: The “World’s Ugliest Dog” has been crowned in California

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The face of a champion.
  • Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Deputy Photo Editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog with an exceptionally droopy tongue, was named the World’s Ugliest Dog this weekend.

The competition is a send-up of the traditionally strict purebred dog shows that reward perfection; contest organizers instead celebrate “the imperfections that make all dogs special and unique.” Now in its 30th year, the contest is part of a larger Sonoma-Marin county fair in Petaluma, California.

Take a look at reigning champion Zsa Zsa and her other worthy competitors.

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Rascal Deux.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Wild Thang, a Pekingese.
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Martha, a Neopolitan Mastiff who won the 2017 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, stands onstage before this year’s winner was announced at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. on June 23.
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Zsa Zsa, the winning English Bulldog.
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Meatloaf, a bulldog mix.
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Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix.
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Tee Tee, a chihuahua.

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