Meet the World's Ugliest Dog

She's a Chinese Crested mix named Yoda
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2011 7:54 AM CDT
Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, prepares for the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif.   (Noah Berger)
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(Newser) – At two pounds, Yoda once looked so mangy that her owner mistook her for a rat. She's come not such a long way since, last night winning the dubious title of World's Ugliest Dog at a Northern California Fair. Yoda is a 14-year-old Chinese Crested—a homely breed that's nabbed three of the last four titles—combined with a Chihuahua. Owner Terry Schumacher found her abandoned behind an apartment building, reports the AP, and indeed thought she was a rodent. Winners of the prize take home $1,000.

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