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


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Kay Filce
Kay Filce5 years ago

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

Carla Manning
Carla M6 years ago

looks like a lota fun~Go YODA!!

Darla G.
Darla G6 years ago

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

carlee trent
carlee trent6 years ago

pretty different but still pretty

Patrick F.
Patrick f6 years ago

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

Loo Samantha
Loo sam6 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Lisa B.
Elizabeth B6 years ago

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

Marian G.
Marian G6 years ago

The people who makes this contest are ugly.

Every animal is beatiful because they are beautiful inside.