VIDEO: Martha Takes World’s Ugliest Dog Title, Wins Flight To New York For Media Appearances
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2017
125 pound, 3-year-old Neapolitan mastiff
ABOVE VIDEO: Martha the mastiff won the title of World’s Ugliest Dog for 2017. (NBC NEWS video)
NPR.org – You could say Martha is a rather cheeky gal.
That is, the jowly 3-year-old Neapolitan mastiff has some remarkably expansive cheeks — so expansive, in fact, they droop practically to her knees and flap like slobbery wings when she shakes her head.
And now they’ve earned Martha a prestigious honor: the title of world’s ugliest dog.
Martha won the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, Calif., beating out 13 other very homely pups to claim the crown on Friday. Besides the honor of the title, Martha also gets a trophy, a $1,500 prize and a flight to New York City for “media appearances,” according to contest organizers.
In winning, Martha also earned another — one might say greater — honor: her place enshrined on an illustrious list of champions that dates back nearly three decades.
“We’re proud to celebrate all dogs and pets by showing that no matter their imperfections, they are adoptable, lovable and a great addition to any family,” says Erin Post, CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, where the contest is held.
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