17-year-old ‘Mr. Happy Face’ crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Sarcastically we often use the proverb, ’every dog has a day’…Now the day has come for a 17-year-old Chinese crested-chihuahua mix named  Mr. Happy Face who was crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog at an annual pageant in California. Mr. Happy Face has been crowned the world’s homeliest pooch, NDTV reported.

Mr. Happy Face’s Punk-style hair and perennial tongue protruding towards the mouth have contributed to the award for the ugliest dog in the world title. Moreover, has tumors and neurological problems needs diapers, has trouble walking or standing up straight, and has a slanted head. The winner was described as having previously lived in harsh and neglected conditions on the event website and had shown signs of abuse. 

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The competition took place in California, and it was done with an aim to encourage the adoption of dogs that some consider being less than aesthetically pleasing. The contest was held after a gap of two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earleir before the pandemic, contests were taken place in a timely manner.

There is also a quote from Jenada Benelli, owner of Mr. Happy Face, on the event’s website. She said the family adopted the dog in August 2021 from a shelter in Arizona. The other contestant who was in tight competition with Mr. Happy Face was a “hairless mutant” with no fangs, along with two others that resembled “hyenas” and a “gorilla.”