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Winner crowned in World’s Ugliest Dog competition as photos show pooches hoping to scoop top prize

A face only a mother can love! Winner crowned in World’s Ugliest Dog competition as photos show strange-looking puppies hoping to win top prize

  • World’s ugliest dog competition resumes after two-year hiatus due to Covid and crowned a worthy winner
  • The contest, which was held in Petaluma, California, announced Chinese Crested Mr Happy Face as the winner
  • The 17-year-old, owned by Jeneda Benally, was adopted after being rescued from a collector’s house

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A winner has been crowned in the annual competition for the ugliest dog in the world – and his owner is overjoyed.

Jeneda Benally took home the $1,500 prize money after her dog, Mr Happy Face, was declared the winner at this year’s ceremony in Petaluma, California.

While the 17-year-old Chinese Crested took first place, there were several worthy runners-up.

Ann Lewis’s fluffy puppy Wild Thing finished in second place, while Scotch Haley’s dog Monkey took third.

The contest, which promotes animal adoption rather than buying from a breeder, was held yesterday in the Sonoma County town of Petaluma, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

mr. Happy Face was adopted by owner Jeneda himself, after being rescued from a collector’s house.

This year’s judges included comedians Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart.

Jeneda Benally's puppy Mr.  Happy Face, who looks anything but cheerful, was crowned the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog competition this year

Jeneda Benally’s puppy Mr. Happy Face, who looks anything but cheerful, was crowned the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog competition this year

Ann Lewis's dog Wild Thing was a worthy second in the competition, with his tongue hanging out and always so lightly frizzy that it shot in all directions

Ann Lewis’s dog Wild Thing was a worthy second in the competition, with his tongue hanging out and always so lightly frizzy that it shot in all directions

This beautiful little pug China Su, who was rescued from China, patiently waited her turn on the podium of the competition

This beautiful little pug China Su, who was rescued from China, patiently waited her turn on the podium of the competition

Several hopeful puppies attended the awards ceremony with their owners - but many left disappointed after not receiving any awards

Several hopeful puppies attended the awards ceremony with their owners – but many left disappointed after not receiving any awards

Mr Happy Face, rescued from a collector's house by his owner Jeneda, didn't seem thrilled with his new title

Mr Happy Face, rescued from a collector’s house by his owner Jeneda, didn’t seem thrilled with his new title

While Mr Happy Face struggled to show any emotion on the occasion, his owner Jeneda was all smiles as she presented the 17-year-old to the judges

While Mr Happy Face struggled to show any emotion on the occasion, his owner Jeneda was all smiles as she presented the 17-year-old to the judges

Jeneda proudly paraded her puppy onstage to show it off to judges, comedians Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart

Jeneda proudly paraded her puppy onstage to show it off to judges, comedians Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart

The contestants and their owners waited nervously as they waited for the winner of the world's ugliest dog to be announced

The contestants and their owners waited nervously as they waited for the winner of the world’s ugliest dog to be announced

Judges Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart had to make tough decisions, but were overjoyed to meet the puppies

Judge Grace Helbig seemed troubled by the difficult decision she had to make

Judges Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart had to make tough decisions, but were overjoyed to meet the puppies

Jeneda looked thrilled as she celebrated winning the $1500 cash prize with Mr Happy Face after he was crowned the world's ugliest dog

Jeneda looked thrilled as she celebrated winning the $1500 cash prize with Mr Happy Face after he was crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Though they just got in the mail, Oregon's Ann Lewis proudly showed off her dog Wild Thing on camera after he was named the second ugliest dog in the world

Though they just got in the mail, Oregon’s Ann Lewis proudly showed off her dog Wild Thing on camera after he was named the second ugliest dog in the world

Scotch Haley's dog Monkey finished third in the competition after being defeated at close range by Mr Happy Face and Wild Thing

Scotch Haley’s pooch Monkey finished third in the competition after being defeated by Mr Happy Face and Wild Thing at close range

The top three contestants and their owners posed for photos after the winner was announced

The top three contestants and their owners posed for photos after the winner was announced

This adorable doggy, who looks too cute to enter the competition, waited patiently for the day's events to be over

This adorable doggy, who looks too cute to enter the competition, waited patiently for the day’s events to be over

The sweet pug and in all his ugly but cute glory was held up in front of the jury, who had to make a tough decision

The sweet pug and in all his ugly but cute glory was held up in front of the jury, who had to make a tough decision

A hopeful dog owner sits with her dog at the awards ceremony, held yesterday after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic

A hopeful dog owner sits with her dog at the awards ceremony, held yesterday after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic

Mr Happy Face, who has a sticking out tongue and a patchy coat, was a worthy winner of the world's ugliest dog crown but had to be blanketed when the weather cooled - after all he barely has natural fur to keep himself warm

Mr Happy Face, who has a sticking out tongue and a patchy coat, was a worthy winner of the world’s ugliest dog crown but had to be blanketed when the weather cooled – after all he barely has natural fur to keep himself warm

Some owners and their pets left a little disappointed - but hoping next year could be their year

Some owners and their pets left a little disappointed – but hoping next year could be their year

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