Mr Happy Face is the Ugliest Dog in the World
Mr. Happy Face, a dog with a permanent outgrowth of tongue from the side of his mouth and a mop of punk-style hair on his head, has been dubbed the world’s friendliest dog.
This 17-year-old Chinese crested defeated nine opponents Friday in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, a decades-old event held annually in Petaluma, California.
The champ was adopted as a rescue last year by a 41-year-old Arizona singer, Jeneda Benally.
“During the pandemic, I had hoped to either have a baby or adopt a dog. Since having a kid would have been an act of God, I elected to adopt a dog,” Benally said as she introduced this one at the contest.
At the shelter she said she was informed of an elderly dog with health problems, a beast that “could be inbred because he was so ugly.”
The employees at the shelter did their best to forewarn me of the conditions there. I saw a creature who was genuinely elderly, needed a second chance and deserved to be loved,” said the proud owner.
She stated Mr. Happy Face had previously lived with a guy who hoarded and circumstances were horrible. “He was a survivor of abuse and neglect,” she claimed.
Vets indicated that with his terrible condition the dog might only live a few weeks.
“Love, kindness and mommy kisses have helped him defy the anticipated short life that we all expected him to have with our family,” Benally continued.
“His hobbies include sleeping, snoring, woofing in his sleep and making odd sounds when he is happy.”
Event organisers say thus of the contest itself: “Dogs of all breeds and sizes have warmed our hearts and filled our lives with unconditional love. This world-renowned event celebrates the imperfections that make all dogs special and unique.”