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This dog was crowned the ugliest dog in the world at annual competition

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Shirley Zindler, of Sebastopol, Calif, lifts up the jowls of Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Petaluma, Calif. Martha was the winner of the event. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

This 3-year-old, 125-pound Neopolitan Mastiff won the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest Saturday. This gentle giant, named Martha, walked away with $1,500, a trophy and a trip to New York for media appearances.

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Shirley Zindler, of Sebastopol, Calif., reacts after Martha, a Neapolitan Mastiff, won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday, June 23, 2017, in Petaluma, Calif. At right is judge Kerry Sanders. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Martha's owner, Shirley Zindler, reacting to the good news. When asked how she feels about her big win, Zindler answered for the dog: "I’d gloat, but I need a nap."

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Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, stands on stage after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Petaluma, Calif. Martha is owned by Shirley Zinder, of Sebastopol, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Martha was rescued when she was nearly blind from neglect by the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Sonoma County, where the contest was held. After several surgeries, she can now see again, Zindler said.

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Rascal, a Chinese Crest, waits for the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday, June 23, 2017, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Martha beat out 13 other dogs, including this little guy.

Check out more photos from the World's Ugliest Dog Contest on June 24. Photos courtesy of the Associated Press.

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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