The search for the country’s ugliest dog has taken the judges to Yorkshire where a dog from Hornsea, along the coast, has been named ‘Britain’s Ugliest Dog’.
The ‘fun contest’ was organised by Parrot Print, a photography company that launched its bid to discover Britain’s ugliest dog at the end of 2022 and after receiving hundreds of entries they have selected their star.
Located in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, Peggy a pug Chinese crested mix was crowned ugliest dog after being entered into the competition by proud dog mum Holly Middleton.
Speaking about her decision to enter her dog in the competition Holly said: “We entered Peggy to Britain’s ugliest dog competition after multiple friends and family members told us she was probably in with a good chance.
“We tend to forget Peggy isn’t your standard looking dog and we are very aware some people would refer to Peggy as ugly, it’s always in a humorous way and we don’t take offence, and neither does she!
“Even though some people find Peggy’s unusual appearance strange, and in rare cases off putting and despite Peggy winning the ugliest dog in the UK title, we think she is beautiful both inside and out, and wouldn’t change her for the world.”
Taking home the gold isn’t all that the pooch gets. Peggy has won a makeover and pamper session at a doggie spa along with a professional photo shoot for the pup.
Bu,t this isn’t Peggy’s first brush with fame having featured on various TV shows such as ITV’s This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Channel 5 News and BBC Look North.
Chief judge and ParrotPrint founder Matt Dahan said: “We all absolutely adore Peggy. When we launched this contest I never once thought we’d find a dog like her who manages to be both ugly and so, so cute all at the same time.
“She is so loved by Holly and her family which is fantastic to see. We’re all really happy to name Peggy as the winner of our competition and we hope she enjoys her prize pamper session at the doggie spa, her photo session afterwards and Parrot Print canvas portrait.”
Well done, Peggy!
Feature Image Credit: Parrot Print