She is actually a gentle giant who was rescued and had surgery to restore her sight.
Jessica Burkard of Penngrove, California, saw a attractive companion for her St. Bernard when she found Martha, a 125-pound Neapolitan mastiff.
She waddles away with US$1,500, a flashy trophy and a trip to NY for media appearances, all things she could hardly care less about.
"She's a 125lb, drooling, snoring, gassy, loud and silly girl", Shirley Dawn Zindler, her foster owner, said. Who knows?! She could be the next Grumpy Cat Dog, right?!
The judges liked Martha's behavior, which was absolutely natural, she quietly went on the stage, not paying attention to anyone and expressing her intention to perform any dog tricks.
She beat 13 other dogs, including deaf and blind Moe, a Brussels griffon-pug mix who, at 16, was the oldest in the competition.
One dog is embracing her outward appearance after being crowned the World's Ugliest Dog on Saturday. The huge homely mastiff won the title at the contest hosted in Sonoma-Marin Fair, California, over the weekend.
"If you have a dog that is more lovely on the inside than the outside, then this "beauty" contest is for you, " read the contest's poster.
The Chinese Crested (this one named Sweepee Rambo, with proud dad Jason Wurtz) has dominated ugly dog comps because. well, this. Same. The contest included audience reaction, first impressions, and unusual attributes. Also, both Zindler and Martha will be flown to NY and will take part in what the event's organizers referred to as "media appearances".
Dane Andrew of Sunnyvale, California, pets his Chinese Crested dog named Rascal during the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on June 23, 2017 in Petaluma, California.
Martha is three-years-old and weighs 125 pounds.
Martha won the title of ugliest dog in a competition that featured 14 pooches.