All dogs are good dogs. But all dogs are not beautiful dogs (on the outside, at least).
The World's Ugliest Dog competition brought its annual show to the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in California on Saturday night. And the precious angel you see pictured above, a 9-year-old English bulldog named Zsa Zsa, was chosen by a panel of judges as the contest's latest winner.
Zsa Zsa and her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, get to take home a $1,500 prize. Here's what our winning pup's profile had to say about her life before World's Ugliest Dog stardom.
"Zsa Zsa is 9 year old English Bulldog. She was a puppy mill dog for 5 years in Missouri, and instead of placing her in a loving home at her end of breeding, she was put in a dog auction," the profile reads. "Zsa Zsa was then purchased by Underdog Rescue. Her mother saw her beautiful picture on pet finder and HAD TO HAVE HER! She now lives out her retired life in Anoka, MN."
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Zsa Zsa bested a field of 15 dogs in total to win the World's Ugliest prize. You can see why she was a winner, too, with her extra-broad shoulders; wide, crooked grin; and a lolling tongue that seems to go on for miles and miles.
Please also note: Her claws are painted pink, to match her collar.
If you look at this dog and don't immediately want to take her home and give her the happy, comfortable life she deserves, then we can't be friends. Thank goodness Ms. Brainard was able to see Zsa Zsa's radiant inner beauty.
Last year's winner, a delightfully floppy and seemingly half-melted Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha, didn't compete this year. But you can take a stroll down memory lane right here if you'd like to treasure her 125 pounds of sagging skin folds and love all over again.