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Meet the World's Ugliest Dog

She's a Chinese Crested mix named Yoda
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2011 7:54 AM CDT
World's Ugliest Dog: Chinese Crested Yoda Wins Prize
Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, prepares for the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif.   (Noah Berger)

At two pounds, Yoda once looked so mangy that her owner mistook her for a rat. She's come not such a long way since, last night winning the dubious title of World's Ugliest Dog at a Northern California Fair. Yoda is a 14-year-old Chinese Crested—a homely breed that's nabbed three of the last four titles—combined with a Chihuahua. Owner Terry Schumacher found her abandoned behind an apartment building, reports the AP, and indeed thought she was a rodent. Winners of the prize take home $1,000. (Read more ugly stories.)

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