Pets Zsa Zsa the Bulldog Is Named the World's Ugliest Dog

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

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 victor.

A bulldog named Zsa Zsa won a coveted honor on Saturday: she's this year's ugliest dog.

With a seemingly three-inch-long lolling tongue and a jutting jaw, Zsa Zsa prevailed over 13 other contestants in the Ugliest Dog contest, a mainstay of the fair for more than 30 years.

The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $US1500 ($A2015) for Zsa Zsa's win.

The bulldog, whose tongue hangs out of the side of her mouth and nearly touches the ground, was adopted by Megan Brainard, told CNN that "from the moment we saw her attractive face, we knew we would be her forever home". Zsa Zsa strutting her stuff during the competition.

The organizers of the World's Ugliest Dog competition aim to promote dog adoption.

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She was then purchased by Underdog Rescue. "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.

Last year a three-year old Neopolitan Mastiff named Martha took the crown. It took several surgeries before she was able to see again.

Rascal, a Chinese Crest, waits for the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

Others vying for the title 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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