World’s Ugliest Dog? It’s Yoda
Yoda, a tiny mutt from California, won the 23rd annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma last night, beating out 28 other dogs competing for the title.
Her owner, Terry Devine Schumacher, of Hanford, California, said the 1.8 pound dog was found by her daughter in a field when she was two. “I told her to put it down because I thought it was a rat,” she said.
That was 14 years ago.
Yoda’s irregular features, scruffy fur, especially between her toes and her petite frame made her a crowd favorite.
Other favorites coming into the contest were Icky, Cuda, Handsome Hector, Ratdog. The Sonoma-Marin Fair allowed online voting this year, although the winner was picked by judges.
Yoda wins a trophy 15 times her size and $1,000 as this year’s winner. She also receives a photo shoot and an overnight stay in the luxurious Loft Suite at the Sheraton Sonoma County.
More fame is likely headed her way as well. Most winners of the World’s Ugliest Dog go on to the talk show circuit.
(Photo: Associated Press)
Posted by jwoestendiek June 25th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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