An African sand dog named Rascal has won the Del Mar Fairgrounds Ugly Dog Contest at its first attempt.
The toothless 7-year-old with a mohawk has received similar gongs at other shows before its winning turn at the 15th annual San Diego event.
Owner Dane Andrew said: "I think he's the most handsome dog I've ever seen
"People just say, 'Your dog is ugly'. So we just go with it and have fun with it. He's the best at what he does, I guess. He's ugly."