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Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

Posted: 11:29 PM, Jun 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-24 00:29:36-04

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) – A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    
Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.
    
The dog’s owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa’s win.
    
Dogs in the annual competition flaunt their imperfections – some have hairless bodies, others have lolling tongues. The dogs and their handlers walk down a red carpet. The dogs are evaluated by a panel of judges.
    
The competition included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang.
    
Last year’s winner was a 125-pound (57-kilogram) gentle giant named Martha – a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face.
    
The contest is in its 30th year. It is usually held on a Friday night, but organizers moved this year’s competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience.