The competition for World’s Ugliest Dogs has transpired in Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California. While the competition may sound ridiculous, even demeaning at first, it exists to teach each and every one of us a very important lesson; it’s that dogs come in many shapes and forms, and while not each one of them will be beautiful and perfect on the outside, a dog has many wonderful characters that makes the outward appearance trivial. Every dog is beautiful and definitely deserves a family and a roof above their heads.
The World’s Ugliest Dog Competition has been around for 25 years now and all along, they have been trying to prove that dogs do not have to meet the standards established by the American Kennel Club. A dog can look ridiculous with missing hair, hanging tongue, uneven teeth, crooked eyes and such–and still be the perfect dog in the eyes of his owner.
It’s also important to take note that most dogs in the competition were rescued from puppy mills and shelters before they were to be put down. The competition aims to raise awareness in adopting dogs instead of buying them.
The owners of the dogs that joined the competition are from a wide array of backgrounds, young people and senior citizens alike, each one of them proud of the pooches they walked in the middle of a cheering crowd during the competition.
Without further ado, here are the top 12 ugliest dogs in the world. Check out the winner at the end of the article.