Photo competition sets out in quest of the UK's ugliest dog

A Chihuahua named Elwood sits with his tongue out before the start of the 20th Annual Ugliest Dog Competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 20, 2008 in Petaluma, California. Owners of ugly dogs travel to Petaluma from all over the country to participate in the annual contest.
Chihuahua competing in the annual Ugliest Dog Competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California (Image credit: Getty Images)

Do you live in the UK? And do you own a woofer that's a little less on the cute side? Our nation of dog lovers is being called upon to submit entries in celebration of the most visually challenging (the more polite way of saying hideous) dogs. 

Photography company,, is behind the launch of the competition - and will supposedly award the winning (ugliest) pooch with a professional makeover, full grooming session, and a photo shoot. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.