Everyone likes to think his/her pets are adorable, Unfortunately, there come animals that, no matter how much one loves them, there is simply no way to call them ‘cute.’ However, rather than have a pity party for one’s pet, every year, owners of ugly dogs come together to celebrate hideousness in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.
And the judges have chosen a winner.
This year’s champion: Yoda, a 14-year old (that’s 98 in dog years), half Chinese Crested and Chihuahua little dog that is, according to the judges, very big on ugly. For Yoda, the mix of hairless ears, frizzy fur, cloudy eye, and a protruding tongue were ugliness enough to take home the top prize of $1,000 (obviously the owner’s cut) and a series of ‘pet perks’ at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. When speaking on Yoda, owner Terry Schumacher even said that, at first sight, she thought that 2-pound Yoda was a rat!
In taking the title, Yoda beat out over 30 other ugly dogs from all over the nation. Want to see more of Yoda? Yahoo News has a gallery of many of the contestants and Examiner also has some photos of Yoda.
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