The 2017 ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Is A Neapolitan Mastiff With So Many Wrinkles You Can Barely See Her Eyes
The 2017 World’s Ugliest Dog competition was held last weekend and a Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha took home the $1,500 prize and title being named the ugliest dog on the planet. I’m a bit shocked that Martha won because she’s not at all ugly, and she’s actually one of the better-looking dogs I’ve seen in a while.
The World’s Ugliest Dog competition is usually won by deformed hairless Chinese Crested dogs, which looks like Gremlins that have been left in the sun for far too long. Chinese Crested dogs are genuinely hideous, so it makes perfect sense that they’d win Sonoma’s annual ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ competition every year, it doesn’t make any sense that Martha would win because she’s gorgeous.
Martha is 3-years-old and weighs 125-pounds, which is actually on the small side for Neapolitan Mastiffs. She’s a rescue dog who was nearly blind when she was found and has since undergone multiple surgeries to restore her eyesight. If the breed looks familiar, Neapolitan Mastiff was the same type of dog owned by Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series: