Yoda, 14-year-old Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix won the World’s Ugliest Dog title at the 23rd annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest held at Sonoma Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.
The point of this contest is that mutts and not-so-pretty dogs deserve to be adopted and loved too. Luckily, all of the this years World’s Ugliest Dog contestants found loving homes and bring joy into the lives of their owners.
Yoda’s owner, Terry Schumacher, originally wanted to walk right by the dog because she thought the dog was a rat. But on closer inspection, she realized this tiny ball of hair and limbs was actually a dog. Schumacher took home $1,000 and a trophy 15 times the size of Yoda.