A Chinese crested’s short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California. Mugly won the honor by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.
The win got Mugly fame, $1,000 and a year’s worth of dog cookies. The 8-year-old rescue dog from the United Kingdom was also invited for a photo shoot and got a VIP stay at a local Sheraton.
It’s not the first time Mugly has been recognized for his looks. He was named Britain’s ugliest dog in 2005.
Mugly’s victory was the latest for a Chinese crested. Last year’s winner, Yoda, was a Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix.