It may not be the most flattering of titles but it is certainly an interesting contest to win. Mugly, a Chinese crested rescue dog, left the World’s Ugliest Dog contest with the title, beating 28 other dogs in the process. Many other canines attended the event with their owners, all with the hope of scooping the title, but it was Mugly who made headlines and got to pose for photographs after he was announced as the overall winner of World’s Ugliest Dog.
Despite the World’s Ugliest Dog title seeming quite offensive to many, the eight-year-old dog was definitely happy to win, as was his owner, Bev Nicholson. Mugly was awarded with a year’s supply of dog cookies and $1,000, which Mrs. Nicholson will use wisely.
Mrs Nicholson was shocked and pleasantly surprised to hear her dog’s name being called out when the results were being discussed. Talking about how thrilled she was, she said:
“I couldn’t speak when they announced Mugly’s name. I didn’t know which way to look. I was shaking as much as the dog.”
Although Mugly and his loving owner were overcome with excitement at the announcement, this is not the first time that the Chinese crested dog has been in the spotlight. Back in the year 2005, he was also named as Britain’s Ugliest Dog. The competition focuses on natural unsightliness, with both mutt and pedigree classes being considered. The competition saw Mugly knock Yoda, who was last year’s Chinese crested and Chihuahua mixed dog winner, off the top-spot.