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Zsa Zsa, an English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

Zsa Zsa, an English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title
Zsa Zsa takes the stage during the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, north of San Francisco. (Josh Edelson / AFP/Getty Images)

A 9-year-old English bulldog won the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest Saturday night in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Zsa Zsa won the title at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.

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The dog's owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minn., will receive $1,500.

Dogs in the annual competition flaunt their imperfections — some have hairless bodies, others have lolling tongues. The dogs and their handlers walk down a red carpet, and the pooches are evaluated by a panel of judges.

The competition included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang.

Last year's winner was a 125-pound gentle giant named Martha — a Neapolitan mastiff with gas and a droopy face.

The contest is in its 30th year. It is usually held on a Friday night, but organizers moved this year's competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience.

Last year's World's Ugliest Dog winner Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, takes the stage.
Last year's World's Ugliest Dog winner Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, takes the stage. (Josh Edelson / AFP/Getty Images)
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