Sonia Horon, Global Animal
The annual competition for the World’s Ugliest Dog took place on June 22 in Petaluma, California. As usual, the event was packed with the Chinese crested breed, dogs who have a tendency for looking hilariously unsightly yet strangely cute. Although the contest might sound a bit mean, it’s actually full of love for these adorably unfortunate-looking pets. The award for the prestigious title is $1,000 and a year’s worth of dog cookies. This year’s winner is a Chinese crested pooch named Mugly. Take a look at the comical gallery, featuring some not so very handsome dogs.