Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English bulldog, had just what it took to impress the judges on Saturday night at the World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, Calif., where she bested 13 other dogs to seize the title.

The World’s Ugliest Dog contest is actually a celebration of the dogs, many of which were rescued from shelters or puppy mills, and is intended to promote pet adoption.

For nearly 30 years, the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest has been a testament that the pedigree does not define the pet. Dogs of all breeds and sizes have warmed our hearts and filled our lives with unconditional love. This world-renowned event celebrates the imperfections that make all dogs special and unique.

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