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‘Drooling, snoring, gassy’ mastiff named World’s Ugliest Dog

According to BBC, she can now see again after several surgeries.Martha lumbered away with $1,500, a flashy trophy and a trip to NY for media appearances, all things she could hardly care less about.While talking about Martha’s habits, her handler said she snores so loudly it is impossible to sleep with her in the same room.Zindler says the prize money will go to help rescue other dogs.No doubt about it. Martha is ugly.We have a new World’s Ugliest Dog and she’s a big one.”She knocks over every water bucket no matter how securely attached to the fence”, owner Shirley Dawn Zindler said.Martha beat out 13 other dogs, majority neglected dog breeds, to get the crown. She constantly plopped down on her side on the stage, her droopy face spread out when she was supposed to be showing off.The only animal in this year’s contest too big to be held by her handler, Martha beat out 13 other dogs, a lot of them the kind of older, smaller dogs who win here.The aesthetically-challenged pups are judged on their unusual attributes, audience reaction and first impressions.A 16-year-old Brussels Griffon-pug mix was runner up in the competition. Moe lost his hearing and sight but has a strong sense of smell.Numerous contestants were adopted. Monkey, a 6-year-old Brussels Griffon, and Icky, an 8-year-old unknown breed, were both rescued from the homes of hoarders.The small coastal city of Petaluma has been hosting an annual ugly dog contest for more than 50 years, organisers said.A droopy-faced, 125-pound rescue dog named Martha was finally crowned the victor after a three-dog tie breaker based on audience response.Jason Wurtz of Van Nuys, California, holds his dog Sweepee Rambo after winning the 2016 World’s Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on June 24, 2016 in Petaluma, California.Foster dog Martha claimed the coveted title.