Mugly, a Chinese crested from the UK, won the World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Northern California on Friday.
Mugly will take home $1,000 and a year’s worth of dog cookies.
He beat out 28 other ugly dogs — all of whom can be found here.
The 8-year-old rescue dog from the United Kingdom will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton.
“I couldn’t speak when they announced Mugly’s name,” said Bev Nicholson, the dog’s owner. “I didn’t know which way to look. I was shaking as much as the dog.”
Chinese cresteds traditionally take top honors at the event, held each year at the Marin-Sonoma Fairgrounds. Last year’s winner, Yoda, was a Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix. The 15-year-old dog died in March.
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Yoda, a 1.8-pound female Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix passed away Saturday, at age 15.
“Say a prayer today 4 my YODA,” Yoda’s owner, Terry Schumacher of Hanford, California, said in an email, according to the Hanford Sentinel.
“She passed away last night in her sleep. I will miss her funny little ways! But comforted knowing she will be joining my Mom and Dad, who loved her so much! Her memories will live on forever!!!”
Yoda won the dubious, but much sought after honor at the 23rd annual contest held last June at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.
Contest officials say the title will remain in Yoda’s name until a new ugliest dog is crowned in June.
Schumacher found Yoda behind an apartment building and, after first mistaking her for a rat, took her into her home.
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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)
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