Ugly Mutts: World’s Ugliest Dog Contestants [SLIDESHOW]

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Laura Donovan

Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, is luckier than you’d think.

The pint-sized pooch was just named this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog, but at least he’s ignorant of his repulsive appearance. Unlike ghastly looking humans, Yoda doesn’t understand that the sight of him prompts nightmares. Ignorance is bliss, so if you’re hideous, you may as well be a canine.

Because our hearts go out to the poor little animals who have no control over their fate, we give you a slideshow of our favorite pictures from last week’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

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  • Yoda, a half Chinese Crested and Chihuahua, was crowned World's Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California last week.
  • Does this dog belong to Ke$ha?
  • Why so morose, Yoda? You just won $1,000 for being unattractive! Even ugliness has its perks.
  • A contestant holds his ugly pup like Simba, even though this dog didn't take home the top accolade.
  • Instead of a "BEWARE DOG" sign, Yoda needs a "PET HIM AND YOU DIE" warning.
  • "Please Hell, take me back now."
  • Jon Adler of Davis, California gives his dog Icky a peck.
  • Little Yoda has the urge to vomit on the crowd. Can you blame him?
  • Handsome Hector waits with his tongue hanging out backstage at the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Surely he's not drooling over some hottie pooch nearby.
  • Yoda has an "Exorcist" moment with a boxer named Pabst.
  • Yoda hissing at the mean cat callers.
  • Eyeless dog makes use of his tongue.
  • Reggie of Phoenix, Arizona is actually pretty cute.
  • Yoda claims his trophy.
  • Really Yoda, what are you doing?

  • Sandy E

    I think little Yoda is adorable. The World’s Ugliest Dog is actually Helen Thomas.

  • Realist4U

    Where’s the pic of Debra What’s Her Name Schultz? I know she’s gotta be in the finals.