World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Usually when you see a dog show, the pooches are judged by their good looks.

But one show in California this weekend, wasn't looking for a pup with a trim body and pretty hair.

Instead, it was focused on finding the ugliest dogs.

Dozens of ugly purebreds and mutts took to the stage tonight at the Sonoma Marin fair.

But after three rounds of judging, only four remained in this year's world's ugliest dog contest.

Fist up, yoda, a newcomer. Age 14-ish. Breed unknown.

Rascal, the 2002 champion who went on to movie stardom and has won more than 10 ugly dog contests.

Pabst, this boxer mix from citrus heights California took the crown in 2009.

And finally, princess Abbey. Her missing eye, mismatched ears and awkward walk made this chihuahua the 2010 queen of ugly.

But, in the end, there can only be only one.

And she took the really big trophy in a landslide victory

"The ugliest dog of 2011 is Yoda (cheers)."

Yes, this micro-sized fur ball was the crowd favorite all evening.

I mean look at her.

That is one ugly dog.

With the press craving a close up, Yoda strolled casually to the front of
the stage and then fell off it.

Not to worry, though, she was fine.

A champion through and through.

In addition to the trophy, Yoda's unattractive appearance also earned her family a thousand bucks.


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