For 364 days a year, contestants in a very special beauty pageant are the subject of snickers and insults. But on Friday, the dozens of pups vying for the title of the World’s Ugliest Dog get to feel like the prettiest pooch at the ball.
The contest, held every summer for the past 25 years, takes place during the Dog Lover’s Festival in Petaluma, Calif., on June 21. The winner of the contest earns prestige, of course, as well as $1,500, a trophy, a professional photo session and a catered dinner for both winner and owner at a luxury hotel, according to CBS SF Bay Area.
Between 25 and 30 dogs are expected to compete, according to CBS. Dogs entered so far include combinations of Chihuahua, Chinese crested, boxer, terrier, poodle and Peruvian.