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World's Ugliest Dog contestants through the years

After nearly 30 years of celebrating mangy mutts and imperfect purebreds, the internationally acclaimed World's Ugliest Dog Contest opens on Saturday. The contest features a full day of pup-centric festivities, including the Pet Fest from 3-6 pm and the Pre-contest Entertainment at 5:30.

The contest also gives dog-lovers a chance to vote for the most adorably-ugly contestant in 'The People's Choice' category of the competition. Click the link to vote for your favorite pup!

Click through the gallery above for a look back at this decade's most endearing pooches that prove that ugly truly is the new beautiful.

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