Meet the World's Ugliest Dog

June 28, 2011 at 10:56pm

Yoda, a Chinese-crested Chihuahau, wasn't exactly blessed with good looks. But now this 14-year-old pooch has something to show for it.

 

The strange-looking dog was crowned World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California.

 

 

The small canine weighs in at just 1.8 pounds and has wiry hair, off-set eyes and large, protruding ears.

 

Yoda's owner, Terry Devine Schumacher, explained that she first thought the dog was a rat when the canine was found by her daughter in a field. But the family quickly grew to love Yoda, despite her bizarre looks.

 

And sometimes it pays to be ugly. Yoda takes home a prize of $1,000 and a big trophy. The pup will also have a special photo session with Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography and a pampered overnight stay in the luxurious Loft Suite at the Sheraton Sonoma County.

 

Yoda was a crowd favorite and easily won the vote. This year, the officials of the contest allowed people to send in votes via text message and Yoda quickly skyrocketed to the top spot in the competition.

 

We're sure that this dog will enjoy plenty of fame and fortune now that she has a new title under her belt.

But, we have to admit, we think Yoda is far from ugly. She's one adorable dog.