On June 24, 2022, the election of the “ugliest dog in the world” was held in Petaluma, California. Organized for more than 50 years, this canine competition has everything that is most serious and official. And if beauty is subjective, it seems that the jurors have finally all agreed…
Indeed, this year, it is the (well?) named Mister Happy Face who won the California contest. With its white crest, its naked body, its hanging tongue and its atypical posture, the animal is far from going unnoticed!
Chinese crested dog voted ‘world’s ugliest’ in 2022
This dog like no other is a Chinese Crested breed. From the height of his 17 years, he outstripped nine other four-legged competitors. His new title makes him a real star, to the delight of his mistress (who is quite proud)!
It is the American Jeneda Benally who is the proud owner of Mister Happy Face. Both win $1,500 and a trip to New York that will allow them to participate in the talk show Todayvery popular in the United States.
As reported Le Figaro, the mistress of the big winner says she adopted him last year, in the midst of a pandemic. It is an animal victim of mistreatment for years, suffering from tumors and neurological problems that she then discovered.
The story of a second chance
” The kennel staff tried to prepare me for what I was about to see “, she explains. Against all expectations, love at first sight was finally there: “ I saw a creature that was indeed old, needed a second chance and deserved to be loved “says the owner.
The veterinarians still wanted to warn Jeneda Benally… Due to his many health problems, the dog risked having only a few weeks to live. Fortunately, “ mom’s love, kindness and kisses helped him “says his mistress.
Happier than ever, the hobbies of Mister Happy Face can be summarized today as sleeping, snoring, moaning in sleep and making weird sounds when happy “. Everything suggests that winning a competition that makes headlines internationally is now part of this list!
As the organizers of the competition recall: This world famous event celebrates the imperfections that make all dogs special and unique “. And the least we can say is that Mister Happy Face is absolutely unique!
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