Our pets are like our children. In our eyes, they're adorable, no matter what. Even the ugliest of dogs can be totally cute, as shown in the following pictures from the Daily Mail of some of the roughest-looking pooches around.
The images were captured by freelance photographer Ramin Rahimian, from California, at the 2015 World's Ugliest Dog Contest. The annual event takes place at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.
"We aren't interested in lineage," said event organizer Karen Spencer. "It's the inner beauty and personality that shine in our World's Ugliest Dog contest."
The judges score the dogs on five categories: first impressions, unusual attributes, natural ugliness, personality and audience impression. One thing's for sure—you won't see these pups at Westminster!
With their bulging eyes, furless bodies, lack of a neck and more, theses aren't your typical dogs. But with Rahimian's keen photographic eye, even the ugliest of dog ducklings can get a little glamorous.