Zsa Zsa the English bulldog wins Ugliest Dog contest

Himisaboo Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. He didn't make the top three

Himisaboo Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. He didn't make the top three

On Saturday night, the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog competition brought together some of the ugliest dogs around, but only one could come away the victor: 9-year-old English bulldog Zsa Zsa.

The dogs walk down a red carpet and are evaluated by a panel of judges.

That prediction proved true as Zsa Zsa took home the crown along with the $1,500 winner's prize for her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota.

Ms Brainard found Zsa Zsa, who has an underbite and a noticeably long tongue, on a pet search website.

Well, if you're going to compete then you better win and that accolade goes to an English bulldog named Zsa Zsa.

Zsa Zsa's doting owner told The New York Times that it was the pooch's personality that scored her the trophy.

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Mrs Kravitz, a Chihuahua, runs on stage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, struts her stuff during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

Last year's victor, a delightfully floppy and seemingly half-melted Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha, didn't compete this year. The fair will also make an in-kind donation to Underdog Rescue. It took her family three days to drive out to Petaluma for the contest.

While older and smaller dogs have traditionally been the best performers, this year's World's Ugliest Dog prize went to a three-year-old, 125-pound (57-kilos) Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha.

The contestants included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang.

The contest is usually held on a Friday night, but organisers moved this year's competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience.

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