World's ugliest dog has died

March 16, 2012, 9:48 amYahoo!7

The dog crowned the ugliest in the world has passed away in California.

World s ugliest dog has died

The world's ugliest dog has passed away at the age of 15 in her home in California.

See GALLERY: World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2011

The aptly named "Yoda" was a Chinese-crested-Chihuahua mix who weighed only 0.82 kilograms, and won $1000 as well as a trophy 15 times her size last year when she came first in the world's ugliest dog competition at the Sonoma Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.

The breed is known for a myriad of health problems such as a degenerative eye disease, and although Yoda wasn't the most attractive of dogs in this age of designer breeds, her owner Terry Devine Schumacher said she lived a good life.

Yoda's tufts of patchy hair and spindly legs meant Schumacher originally mistook the then 2-year-old dog lost in her apartment backyard as a rat, but she was then taken on as the family pet.

Schumacher said she will miss 'her funny little ways' but is 'comforted knowing she will be joining my Mom and Dad, who loved her so much. Her memories will live on forever.'

Yoda will retain the title until another dog is crowned in June. The organisers of the Sonoma Marin Fair competition have expressed their condolences to the Schumacher family on their official website.

Do you think Yoda was the world's ugliest dog?

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  1. Robert11:10am Sunday 27th May 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    his names yoda not fugly meanie

  2. victoria08:10am Saturday 17th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    RIP Fugly

  3. Giohitak Yasminn07:53am Saturday 17th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    i thought it looks cute.please don't put GILLARD in the same bracket as this cute animal..there's no word to describe that evil fabian communist parasite..

  4. cinder06:03am Saturday 17th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    @jack, pity your parents had you, now heres hoping you die.

  5. matt11:19pm Friday 16th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Is that you Julia Gillard

  6. Olivia05:34pm Friday 16th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I don't think it was as ugly as all that, and the poor wee thing couldn't help what it got handed in the looks department. At least he had a good long life.

  7. Kim Mulpeter05:31pm Friday 16th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    So it's obvious that Jack has never owned a loving Chihuahua.

  8. Caroline05:17pm Friday 16th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Poor thing,it cant help the way it looks!

  9. Steve H04:51pm Friday 16th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Woof Woof ..

  10. Jack04:42pm Friday 16th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Thank fuck that things dead. Now lets never speak of it again. Lets hope the entire Chihuahua breed is eliminated, fingers crossed.


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