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

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