New Winner—Named “Mr. Happy Face”— Crowned at World’s Ugliest Dog Competition

From a story on by Joyann Jeffrey headlined “A new winner is crowned at the ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ competition—and he’s a looker”:

There’s a new ugliest dog in the world!

On Friday, NBC’s Kerry Sanders served as a judge at the 2022 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California, and helped crown a hairless Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix named Mr. Happy Face as the winner.

Mr. Happy Face’s owner, Janeda Banelly, said the title was an honor. In August 2021, she adopted the dog from an Arizona shelter after he was rescued from a hoarder’s house.