Chinese Crested Chihuahua Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

By Meera Dolasia on June 29, 2011

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On June 25th, Yoda a Chinese-crested Chihuahua mix, beat out 29 contestants to win the coveted 'World's Ugliest Dog' title. The 14-year old who hails from Hanford,California was voted in by the public who voiced their opinion by texting in - 'American Idol' style!

The tiny canine that weighs a mere 1.8lbs impressed the audience with its sporadic spurts of hair, long hairless legs, protruding tongue and bat-like ears. She belongs to Terry Devine Schumacher, who mistook it for a rat when her daughter found it in a field, over 14 years ago. However, upon realizing it was a dog, they fell in love with the odd-looking puppy and promptly adopted her.

To win the coveted title, Yoda had to surmount some serious competition that included last year's winner, Princess Abby, a fellow Chihuahua named Handsome Hector and, a blind one-eyed pug called Hercules.

Along with the title, Yoda received a trophy 15 times her size, a cash prize of $1,000USD, a one-night stay in a luxurious suite at the Sonoma County Sheraton, as well as, a photo shoot with San Francisco based Nuena Photography, which specializes in dog portraits. And, of course just like any other pageant winner, Yoda will be appearing on talk shows all over the country and presiding over local dog events during her one-year reign.

Now in its 23rd year, the 'Ugliest Dog Contest', which airs live on the Animal Planet channel, is extremely popular not only in the USA, but also, overseas. While it may seem cruel to call anybody or anything 'ugly' it is important to remember that this contest is held just for fun and the contestants come from homes where they are loved and pampered - despite their rather unusual looks - After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Resources: sonoma-marinfair.org, dailymail.co.uk

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  • frozenlover57
    frozenlover574/12/2014
    No dog is born that way! It's called abuse or a puppy defect. Don't hate the players, hate the game. I'm sure that before, some of those dogs were so pretty
    • ikyra_marie
      ikyra_marie4/2/2014
      sAd
      • awesome23
        awesome233/27/2014
        You cant just say that I look after dogs with no homes and are not that pretty
        • edmodo-h3pxnyfajx
          So sad
          • jinx
            jinx3/19/2014
            I did not like the black one
            • emma3/16/2014
              people are soooooooooo heartless! did anybody know that people are actually destroying animals homes in the forest because we are cutting down trees?=(
              • lia3/15/2014
                people now a days are heartless
                • awesomeness2/23/2014
                  Poor things
                  • jaydude
                    jaydude2/10/2014
                    oh come on they should of let the weird black dog win.
                    • siver
                      siver2/10/2014
                      that is just mean I

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