Ugliest dog competition in California

More than a dozen dogs strut their stuff on the red carpet in Petaluma before the panel of judges.
1:50 | 06/22/19

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They are homely, hideous and horrid, but that's just what the judges are looking for at the world's ugliest dog contest. ABC's romina Puga has the canines capturing the spotlight. Reporter: It's not the Westminster dog show at the sonoma-marin dog show in petaluma. These dogs are going tail to tail for the title of ugliest. Each of the 17 pups this year made their way down the red carpet unleashing their unique beauty for the judges. But don't be fooled by Josie's bling. It's not all glitz and glamour. Most of the contestants were rescued by shelters and the whole event is to encourage encourage people to adopt and they come from far and wide. Some missing hair, others needing a haircut. Okay. That's going straight to the department of motor vehicles. Reporter: Molly came all the way from Maine. We drove five hours from Portland to New York and flew five hours to San Francisco and then took an hour and a half Uber here. Reporter: For Linda and Josie this is their eighth year competing. I think they do a wonderful thing here promoting dogs that are less adoptable. Reporter: But in a dog eat dog world, only one canine can win, and it's not just bragging rights. They go home with $1500 and a supersize trophy. Congratulations. Reporter: This year's winner is scamp the tramp. His hair grows in dreadlocks, his tongue permanently sticks out but that doesn't stop him from spreading love at his day job at a pet therapist. Tonight scamp has finally gone from scamp the tramp to scamp the champ. Reporter: For "Good morning America," romina Puga, petaluma, California. What a perfect name for that dog, scamp the champ. Kind of looks like yoda, by the way. Did you notice that If yoda lost control of his tongue.

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