The World’s Ugliest Dog Competition took place at Sonoma-Marin Fair in California yesterday, and apparently these dogs are supposed to be ugly?

Uhmm no. They are all perfect. 10/10, would pet/cuddle/love unconditionally. 

The winner of the day, and almost $2000, was Martha from Sebastopol, California, a three-year-old, 57-kilo neapolitan mastiff, who needs to have a lie down after a long day of being a WINNER. She also scored a trophy and a trip to New York, which her handler Shirley Zindler seemed pretty happy about. 

Apparently while her competitors competed by movin’ around, seeking attention, Martha would just plonk down on the stage for a quick nap. Martha is an inspiration. 

 World’s Ugliest Dog Comp Winners Are Still Humanity’s Greatest Treasures

She was rescued when she was nearly blind from neglect (PUT HER OLD OWNERS IN JAIL) by literal angels the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Sonoma County. Thanks to multiple surgeries, she can now see again, thank Christ.  

Second place went to the oldest dog to compete on the day, Moe, a 16-year-old Brussels griffon-pug mix from Santa Rosa, who cannot see or hear. He is precious. 

World’s Ugliest Dog Comp Winners Are Still Humanity’s Greatest Treasures

And bronze went to Chase, a 14-year-old Chinese crested-harke mix from Wales, who flew the longest to be there, and is thus worthy of our respect and awe. 

World’s Ugliest Dog Comp Winners Are Still Humanity’s Greatest Treasures

The judging criteria for the contest were first impressions, unusual attributes, personality and audience reaction. 

Our verdict: 

World’s Ugliest Dog Comp Winners Are Still Humanity’s Greatest Treasures

Photos: Justin Sullivan / Getty.

Source: ABC