Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Big and Ungainly Were Winning Attributes at World's Ugliest Dog Event

Martha the Mastiff earned the spot of top dog (erm, won first place) at the "World's Ugliest Dog" competition over the weekend.

The dog, from nearby Sebastopol, was rescued when she was almost blind from neglect by the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Sonoma County, where the contest was held.

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy.

Meet Martha, the 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff that won over the judges and the crowd for her drooling, excess skin and endless wrinkles.

A Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha sits next to a trophy after after winning the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on June 23, 2017 in Petaluma, California.

A mixed breed dog named Icky looks on during the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. There were 13 contestants, mostly older and smaller dogs.

If anyone is anxious about Martha's self-esteem following her entry into the Ugliest Dog contest, much less her being crowned the victor, she's cool with it. "Martha thinks she's lovely". However, with his strong sense of smell, Moe was able to enjoy funnel cakes and other fried items. The contest which sees the dog owners' groom the animals and they parade on a stage in front of the judges.

Martha, who is three and a half years old, is a sight to behold.

Although most dogs would let the honor go right to their funny-looking heads, Martha couldn't have cared less. "We're proud to celebrate all dogs and pets by showing that no matter their imperfections, they are adoptable, lovable and a great addition to any family", the CEO of the fair said in a statement on the competition to E!

"I'll see the animal and say, 'Oh boy".



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