Every year there is something called “The Ugliest Dog in the World” contest. Much like a Westminster Dog Show… but not really. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder – and even the world’s ugliest dogs have something nice to offer. Below are 10 past holders and runner ups of the title “World’s Ugliest Dog.”

Boolah & Ratdog

Boolah is either half Chinese Crested or Mexican Hairless. The other half we are sure is Terrier Mix because that is what kind of cute dog was on the other side of the fence! (credit: World’s Ugliest Dogs)

Ratdog is a 14-year-old deaf rescue mutt who eats onions, garlic and anchovies on his pizza. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

Reggie & Gromit

Reggie is quite a dog. He has a personality that’s hard to put your finger on, and a face to match. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

Gromit is a five-year-old Chug!!(1/2 Pug 1/2 Chihuahua). He loves food, watching T.V., and sunbathing his potbelly. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

Ellie Mae & Scamp

Gromit is a five-year-old Chug!!(1/2 Pug 1/2 Chihuahua). He loves food, watching T.V., and sunbathing his potbelly. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

A friend whose organization provides medical funds for shelter and foster dogs, forwarded me the picture of this little boy who was needing a home quickly; he had been pulled just in time from an animal shelter by the Pepper Foundation. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

Josie & Monkey

Josie has been working on her “ugly” for another year and comes back to try for WUD again. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

Can this really be a dog? Monkey is a 1-year-old Chinese Crested / Brussels Griffon mix. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

Spam-o-Rama & Creature

Spam-o-Rama is a caricature of the school nerd with the confidence to ask out the head cheerleader. . . and get a date! (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)

Creature is a 14-year-old Mexican Hairless mix. (Credit: World’s Ugliest Dog Competition)