It’s official – Chinese crested dogs are pretty damn hideous. But they’re adorably hideous, because yet another mangled little crested monster took home the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at this year’s competition at the Northern California Fair on Saturday. Yoda, a 14-year old crested/Chihuahua hybrid abomination, was awarded this prestigious honor with her long, dried out tongue, patches of hair and douchey dog faux hawk.
But as expected, Yoda’s story is one of survival and compassion.
Yoda's owner Terry Schumacher fled when she first encountered the two-pound dog abandoned behind an apartment building in America, convinced that the animal was a rat.
But on closer inspection, she realised the diminutive ball of hair and limbs was actually a dog.
Miss Schumacher took her home and named her new pet after the pint-sized crumpled-faced Jedi master from the Star Wars films, to whom the dog bears a striking canine resemblance. (Telegraph)
Last year’s champion, a one-eyed Chihuahua named Princess Abby, was back to defend her title against a field that also included a 15-year old blind pug and Handsome Hector, whose owner even made a Facebook page to celebrate his unique looks. Like Yoda, the 2009 champion was also a Chinese crested, as was the 2008 titleholder, which makes the breed the drunken last call fat chick of dogs.
Gallery of this year’s winner and her competition as well as a look back at some previous winners after the jump.
Gus died in 2008 after battling doggy skin cancer. Rest in peace,
Ass Dan sweet prince.