Real Beauty Is In The Eye Of Beholder

by Kashif Masood | 23:27 in , , |

Real Beauty Is In The Eye Of Beholder
Most pet owners would consider their furry companions adorable. They do silly things, they snuggle us when we need a friend, and they make the cutest facial expressions ever.

A dog named Lucielle Bald is seen during the 18th annual World's Ugliest Dog competition June 23, 2006 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. Heather Peoples of Phoenix, Arizona and her dog Archie took home a $1,000 dollar prize for winning this year's contest. 

 Kristin Maszkiewicz holds her Japanese Crested dog, Pee Wee Martini at the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog Contest June 22, 2007 in Petaluma, California. Pee Wee Martini, like many dogs in the contest was saved by one of many animal rescue organizations found across the country. 

 Poppy gets a kiss from her owner Tamara at the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog Contest June 22, 2007 in Petaluma, California. Poppy was rescued, like many dogs in the contest and was saved from a puppy mill.

 A Japanese Crested dog, Pee Wee Martini is held by its owner Kristin Maszkiewicz at the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog Contest June 22, 2007 in Petaluma, California. Pee Wee Martini, like many dogs in the contest was saved by one of many animal rescue organizations found across the country. 

 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. 

 Archie, a Chinese Crested dog, 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. 

 Jeanenne Teed of St. Petersburg, Florida holds her one-eyed, three legged Chinese Crested dog named Gus before the start of the 20th Annual Ugliest Dog Competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 20, 2008 in Petaluma, California. 

 Gus, a one-eyed, three legged Chinese Crested dog walks around the stage after he was named the winner of the 20th Annual World's Ugliest Dog Competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 20, 2008 in Petaluma, California. 

 Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, California, stands with his dog Pabst, a boxer mix, after winning the 21st Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 26, 2009 in Petaluma, California. Pabst, a four year-old boxer mix won the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest. 

 Spam-O-Rama, a Chinese Crested, sits on the red carpet before the start of the 21st Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 26, 2009 in Petaluma, California. Pabst, a four year-old boxer mix won the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest. 

 Dawn Goehring of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, holds her dog Miss Ellie, a Chinese Crested Hairless dog, during the 21st Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 26, 2009 in Petaluma, California. On June 3, 2010, media reported in Tennessee that Miss Ellie, who won Animal Planet's 'World's Ugliest Dog' contest in 2009, died at age 17.

 A dog missing an eye sits during the 23rd Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair on June 24, 2011 in Petaluma, California. Yoda won the $1,000 top prize as the world's ugliest dog. 

 Ghada Marta of San Rafael, California holds her dog Handsome Hector during the 23rd Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair on June 24, 2011 in Petaluma, California. Yoda won the $1,000 top prize as the world's ugliest dog. 

A dog named Pabst looks on during the 23rd Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair on June 24, 2011 in Petaluma, California. Yoda won the $1,000 top prize as the world's ugliest dog.

 A dog named Yoda looks on during the 23rd Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair on June 24, 2011 in Petaluma, California. Yoda won the $1,000 top prize as the world's ugliest dog.