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World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2013 - pictures

Thirty canines put on their best faces to compete in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California, USA.
Rascal takes time out to pose for a portrait while competing. He looks pretty 'woof'!
Rascal the dog
It was Walle who was crowned the surprise champ - because of his oversized head.
Walle, a basset-beagle mix
Icky, a Chinese Crested, looks on nervously before the start of the competition.
Icky, a Chinese Crested
Thirty mutts have been competing in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in America. Roman, a Mexican hairless, pulls a face for the audience during the event in California.
Roman, a Mexican hairless
Penny, a pure bred pug, lets it all hang out whilst she waits for the start of the show.
Penny, pure bred pug
Nice outfit! Grovie the pug is hoping he's got this year's Ugliest Dog title on lockdown! Get it?!
Grovie, a pug
Here's Penny the pug again, striking a pose at the contest, which happened at Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma on 21 June.
Penny, pure bred pug
Showing off her pearls is Josie, another Chinese Crested dog. Previous winners have often been Chinese Crested.
Josie, a Chinese crested dog
Ty Oppelt smiles as he holds his pet Ellie Mae, a Chinese Crested.
Ellie Mae, a Chinese Crested.
Here's Isaboo, a Chi-Cre terrier, on the red carpet. This year the annual contest celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Isaboo, Chi-Cre terrier
A round of 'ap-paws' for the winner! Walle's owner said she was going to treat him to a trip to New York!
Walle, a basset-beagle mix