'Ugliest dog' title goes to 2-pound pooch

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Yoda's short tufts of hair, protruding tongue, and long, seemingly hairless legs were enough to earn it the World's Ugliest Dog title at a Northern California fair.

The 14-year-old Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix won the honor Friday night at the 23rd annual contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair.

Owner Terry Schumacher of Hanford, Calif., says the 2-pound dog has come a long way since she was found abandoned behind an apartment building. Schumacher says she first thought the pooch was a rat.

Yoda's distinction comes a year after a one-eyed Chihuahua named Princess Abby claimed victory. A pedigree Chinese crested won in 2008 and another Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix was the ugliest in 2007.

In past years, the winner's owner has received a $1,000 check.


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Comments (10)

Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Ahhh, Yoda is filled with a strong spirit and 14 years old!  That's very senior for a dog.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Jun 27, 2011 03:25 PM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

I saw that on TV yesterday. The name most definitely fits the look. :)

Jun 27, 2011 03:30 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Curt, That is a face that only a Mother could love.  Personally I think he is kind of cute but then I'm a Mom also.

Jun 27, 2011 03:32 PM
Ken and Leslye Huebsch
3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction - Harrisburg, PA
Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793

But he must, at least, have a great personality, right?! Doesn't really have that sweet and loving look to him, does he?!

Jun 27, 2011 03:34 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

"Schumacher says she first thought the pooch was a Rat."

    LOL, that is one ugly dog.   :)

Jun 27, 2011 03:34 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

I have watched this "competition" once on TV and was astounded at the personalities and love given all round to these less-than-lovely, beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder dogs. And fourteen and a winner!  There is hope for us older babes!!

Jun 27, 2011 03:36 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I feel sorry for this pooch...he is so ugly. It is beyond me why some people have to breed animals to look like this...Right? This can't be an accident could it?

Jun 27, 2011 03:58 PM
Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

Yuck!  That is one ugly dog!  Congratulations to all you ugly dog lovers!!!  

Jun 27, 2011 04:12 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Wow....and I thought the house next door was ugly!  (If you don't get it, you'd have to see my post today...)

Jun 27, 2011 04:26 PM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Yoda is kinda of ugly in a cute way, I'm sure he (?) has a great personality!

Jun 28, 2011 03:32 PM