Mangy mutts set to battle it out for title of world’s ugliest dog

These mangy mutts are set to battle for the barking mad title of being crowned the world’s UGLIEST dog.

Entries for the 2015 contest include Zoomer with his patchy skin and wild white hair and 5th generation entrant Rascal Deux.

Twelve and a half year old Frodo, a Chinese crested hairless/Chihuahua mix from Sparks, Nevada

Twelve and a half year old Frodo, a Chinese crested hairless/Chihuahua mix from Sparks, Nevada

The world-renowned contest, held every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California, USA, will take place on 26 June.

Last year’s winner, Peanut, had protruding teeth, bulging eyes and wild fur – and the range of abnormalities are just as varied this year.

These dogs are battling it out for the title of world's ugliest dog

These dogs are battling it out for the title of world’s ugliest dog

Some dogs have a lack of fur and strange facial shapes; others are noticeable because of their strange body shapes.

Petaluma, the small Bay Area town where the contest takes place, has held an ugly dog contest for more than 50 years.

Ten year old Quasi Modo a pit/dutch shepherd mix breed from Florida

Ten year old Quasi Modo a pit/dutch shepherd mix breed from Florida

The current, trademarked World’s Ugliest Dog Contest has been around for 27 years.

Sarah Cummings, CEO of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, said: “We celebrate the spirit and imperfections that make these dogs loveable and adoptable.”

The world-renowned contest is held every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California, USA

The world-renowned contest is held every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California, USA