Is your prized pooch a beauty or a beast?

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AS DOG breeders and owners flock to Crufts we want to find South Yorkshire’s top dogs – and they don’t have to be a prize pooch.

While judges at Crufts, the self-styled ‘world’s greatest dog show’, look for the best, we are launching a search for Beauty and the Beast – the region’s cutest dog as well as some of the more unusual-looking hounds, even if your beloved canine looks more like Mugly, the world’s ugliest dog, than a Crufts champion.

Mugly, a rescue dog from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, was named the world’s ugliest dog at the annual competition held in the United States last June.

The eight-year-old Chinese crested mutt won $1,000 – and a year’s worth of dog cookies – by beating 28 other dogs from around the world to the ugly crown.

To enter our competition, just send a photograph of your dog, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number and the dog’s name, to to arrive no later than noon on Saturday, March 16.

All the submitted photographs will then be featured in The Star, before we invite our readers to vote for their favourite.