17-year-old rescue takes top honors in ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ contest

Mr. Happy Face, hairless Chihuahua mix, has crooked head and gray mohawk

PETALUMA, Calif. – A 17-year-old rescue pup has just been crowned the “World’s Ugliest Dog” at the annual contest in Petaluma, California.

Mr. Happy Face, a Chihuahua mix, wowed the judges with his crooked head, gray mohawk, hairless body and pimples.

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The dog is owned by musician Jeneda Benally of Flagstaff, Arizona. She said what Mr. Happy Face lacks in looks, he makes up with love.

Wild Thang, a toothless 6-year-old Pekinese, took second place.


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