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Yoda Wins World’s Ugliest Dog Contest (VIDEO)

Yoda Wins World’s Ugliest Dog Contest (VIDEO)

Yoda, a Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix weighing all of of 1.8 pounds, has won the title of “World’s Ugliest Dog,” says the New York Daily News. Her prize was a trophy 15 times bigger than her and $1000. Here she is (the little dog fell off the stage and was caught by a photography, fortunately):

Yoda won the trophy at the 23rd annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California, a competition held to raise awareness about rescued dogs and to encourage adoption. Her owner, Terry Devine Schumacher, says that her daughter found Yoda in a field 14 years ago, when she was two years old. Schumacher says she told her daughter to ” to put it down because [she] thought it was a rat.” Yoda, says the New York Daily News, has “beady eyes, hairless legs and strangely dangling tongue.”

Last year, Princess Abby, a one-eyed Chihuhua, won the prize, notes the Washington Post.
This video shows highlights of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest, including more footage of the prize-winning pooch.

Every dog, no matter what they look like, deserves a loving home, yes — and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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photo of two dogs who look in need of  a good home by l∞senut

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5:00AM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

hrmmm umm. At least the dog's don't understand what it is about. Good on them for raising awareness for shelter pets though!

9:14PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

looks like a lota fun~Go YODA!!

6:39PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Some of the "ugliest" dogs turn out to be the cutest after you get to know their personalities.

5:10PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

pretty different but still pretty

10:08AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

C'mon, that dog doesn't look ugly, it looks DELICIOUS !!!

8:55AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

thanks for sharing.

7:48AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

I think it is in all good fun because they are raising money for shelter dogs.

6:07AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

The people who makes this contest are ugly.

Every animal is beatiful because they are beautiful inside.

3:03AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

poor dog; not ugly!

3:00AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Who's to decide what's ugly and what's beautiful?

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