English Bulldog Takes Out World's Ugliest Dog
A nine-year-old English bulldog has named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.
The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $US1500 ($A2016) for Zsa Zsa's win.
Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding site, according to the contest bio.
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 contestants 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 57kg 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 Friday nights, but organisers moved the competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience.