Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, has been named this year's World's Ugliest Dog.
Martha is officially the victor of the 29th World's Ugliest Dog contest as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.
The only animal in this year's contest too big to be held by her handler, Martha beat out 13 other dogs, majority the kind of older, smaller dogs who win here.
In winning, Martha also earned another - one might say greater - honor: her place enshrined on an illustrious list of champions that dates back almost three decades.
Martha wins $1,500, a trophy that's bigger than her, and a trip to New York City for media appearances. He came in second ahead of Chase, a 14-year-old Chinese crested-harke mix, who was third. The contestants were judged on first impressions, unusual attributes, personality and audience reaction. FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, first place victor SweePee Rambo, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua, is cradled by her owner Jason Wurtz of Encino after the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at.
Dog lovers are celebrating the imperfections of man's best friend in Petaluma, California, in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
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Numerous contestants are adopted.
And while each canine contestant had its own unsightly features, all of them had heartwarming stories, from neglect and abandonment to disabilities and surgeries.
She was the only dog at the competition whose handler couldn't hold her - but that didn't stop Martha from snagging the trophy away from 13 other dogs.
'He's my sexy boy, ' Vicky Adler, of Davis, California, said of her eight-year-old Chinese Crested named Zoomer.
Fans of dogs who are amusing looking or, as some may call them, oddly attractive, gathered for the 29th annual ugliest dog contest.
Besides the main crown, the Spirit Award is presented to a dog and owner who have overcome obstacles or provide service to their community, organizers said.