Chinese Crested Chihuahua Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

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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!


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  • 22olwarneFriday, October 14, 2016 at 7:50 am
    some of those dogs were not ugly
    • dgSaturday, September 3, 2016 at 8:54 am
      those dogs are so cute!
      • ivvyThursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:11 pm
        • bobbybub5678Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm
          That is one of the most degrading and cruel ideas ever!
          • leartemSunday, August 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm
            This is not right. ;~; What if DOGS held a World's Ugliest Human competition.
            • dixiebelle
              dixiebelleWednesday, July 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm
              all these dogs are CUTE! no such thing as an ugly dog.
              • an the adriodWednesday, July 27, 2016 at 2:14 am
                All dogs are cute! Plus they should have not started this dogs are like people guys! You should know that.
                • greece_eu
                  greece_euThursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:30 am
                  Oh wow! I think that all those dogs are adorable! Every dog is handsome or beautiful, just like all the people in the world.
                  • Cool guyWednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm
                    • smishball123
                      smishball123Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:25 pm
                      who cares how ugly dogs are???? DOGS 4 LIFE!!!!!
                      • lucasb2007
                        lucasb2007Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:46 pm
                        YES DOS FOR LIFE!!!!!!!

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