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Last Updated: Saturday June 23 2007 13:28 GMT

In pictures: The world's ugliest dog

Meet Elwood. He's a two-year-old Chinese crested pooch and he's just been crowned the world's ugliest dog.

Meet Elwood. He's a two-year-old Chinese crested pooch and he's just been crowned the world's ugliest dog.

Elwood picked up his award at an annual contest in America. His owner says he's beautiful on the inside. "People just adore him," she said.

Elwood picked up his award at an annual contest in America. His owner says he's beautiful on the inside. "People just adore him," she said.

Most of the dogs at the competition were also from the Chinese crested breed. These mutts have bug eyes and no hair, apart from tufts of fluff on their head.

Most of the dogs at the competition were also from the Chinese crested breed. These mutts have bug eyes and no hair, apart from tufts of fluff on their head.

They might not be pretty, but the ugly dogs have lots of admirers. This person even went so far as to have a tattoo - so this pooch will be remembered forever.

They might not be pretty, but the ugly dogs have lots of admirers. This person even went so far as to have a tattoo - so this pooch will be remembered forever.

Last year, Elwood came second in the competition. But now he's top dog and won a cash prize for his efforts!

Last year, Elwood came second in the competition. But now he's top dog and won a cash prize for his efforts!



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