Mugly, an 8-year-old Chinese Crested with a short snout, beady eyes and a large number of unkempt white whiskers, has won the rather unflattering title of Ugliest Dog in a competition held in the United States.
The 2012 winner Mugly is owned by Bev Nicholson of Peterborough, UK.
The 24th annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, pitched 29 canines against each other.
World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is an annual contest held in Petaluma, California, as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, to decide which of the dogs entered in the contest is the ugliest. Along with the title of “The World’s Ugliest Dog”, the winner’s owner receives a check for $1,000, and both dog and owner receive significant publicity for winning the contest, appearing on talk shows and in newspapers around the world.
Dogs come from across the United States generally but are welcome to enter from around the world. In contrast to conformation shows (which are restricted to purebreds), mutts are allowed to participate.