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Ugly Puplings: “Gassy” Neopolitan Mastiff Named Martha Wins World’s Ugliest Dog

by Amy Drew

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Martha the mastiff took home the blue ribbon of ugly at last night’s World’s Ugliest Dog competition. We really couldn’t agree less, but we’re happy for her just the same! Photo: Eric Risberg, AP


Mirror, mirror on the wall … who’s the ugliest of them all?

When it comes to dogs, the experts defer to the folks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA. And last night, they crowned a new queen.

A 125-pound sweetheart named Martha was been crowned the winner for 2017.

Martha, a Neopolitan mastiff reports describe as “gassy” was a crowd favorite from the start.

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SweePee Rambo, a bald, blind Chinese crested from California, was last year’s big winner. Photo: CNN


Rescued when she was nearly blind, several surgeries have helped correct her vision her handler, Shirley Zindler, told reporters for the SFGate.

For being the ugliest, Martha (who has no idea she is “ugly”) takes home a purse of $1,500, along with a trip to New York City for media appearances.

We sincerely hope she gets her very own seat in first class.