The famous contest looks at inner beauty
A Neapolitan mastiff named Martha has been named the World's Ugliest Dog at an annual event in the US.
With faces that only a mother could love, homely hounds went for the coveted title on Friday in California.
The contest, which organisers say looks at inner beauty, included a Red Carpet Walk and a Faux Paw Fashion Show.
The winner is awarded US$1,500 (€1,340), a trophy, and is flown to New York for media appearances.
CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fair Erin Post says: "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."
The annual contest celebrates those dogs that may not earn a best of show, but are lovable and adoptable anyway.
Notable past winners include Walle, a basset/boxer mix that waddled as he walked; Peanut, a tiny dog with a history of abuse; and Quasi Modo a short-spined mutt that was an audience favourite.
Not of course forgetting the 2016 winner, 17-years-old Chinese crested chihuahua Sweepee Rambo.