Meet Yoda, the World’s Ugliest Dog [VIDEO]
A 14-year-old Chinese-crested Chihuahua mix was crowned this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Friday night (June 24) at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.
The 1.8-pound pooch, named Yoda, wowed judges at the 23rd annual contest with her scruffy fur, glassy eyes, protruding tongue and hairless legs. She won a trophy 15 times her size, $1000 and other perks like luxury hotel accommodation.
Yoda’s owner, Terry Devine Schumacher, found the mangy-looking pup in a field 14 years ago believing at first she had stumbled upon a rat. She took the dog home and named her new pet after the incredibly powerful Jedi Master in the Star Wars universe.
Last year’s winner was a one-eyed Chihuahua named Princess Abby.