iThe world's ugliest dog contest is an annual contest held at the colleseum in Petaluma, California, U.S. The aim of the contest is to crown the world's ugliest dog.
Here is a look at the proud winners of the last few years:
Sam is a pure-bred Chinese Crested Chihuahua. His most notable achievements are winning the ugliest animal contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He made appearances on TV in Japan, on radio in New Zealand and featured in Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid. He also stayed in luxury hotels and met Trump on a talk show set. At the time of his death, Sam was scheduled to be filmed for a Discovery Channel series on the world's ugliest species.
The winner of the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog was Elwood, also a Chinese Crested Chihuahua
A three-legged, one-eyed, cancer-afflicted dog named Gus was crowned as the World's Ugliest Dog for 2008.