Monday, June 25, 2012

Yoda 2011 World's ugliest dog dies

I already featured an article before about Worlds ugliest dog before and I think they are not really ugly and I find most of them cute and very fragile. Its sad to know that the current holder of Worlds ugliest dog title died. You can read the whole news below.

Here's a picture of Yoda 2011 Worlds Ugliest Dog Winner

World's ugliest dog dies, replacement to be crowned in Petaluma

PETALUMA -- The reigning World's Ugliest Dog died this week, leaving the title up for grabs in today's 24th annual competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.

Last year's World's Ugliest Dog winner, Yoda, a 1.8-pound mutt from the Central Valley city of Hanford, died in her sleep Wednesday at the age of 15, according to contest organizers.

"This last year has been amazing, it allowed Yoda to be the star I always knew she was," said owner Terry Schumacher. "The whole world thought she was a blessing and one of a kind. I knew this from the moment when I realized, 'Yes it was a dog!'" said Schumacher, who had initially thought Yoda was a rat when her daughter first found her in a field.

"I really encourage people to enter the contest because of the attention it brings to rescue dogs like Yoda," Schumacher said.
Contestants will take part in a red carpet walk at 5:30 p.m. today at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, with the World's Ugliest Dog Contest and Rescue Dog Parade to follow at 6 p.m.

The winner will take home $1,000 in prize money and a trophy. If Yoda had made it to today's event, she would have been pitted against the finalists in the Ring of Champions round featuring previous years' winners.
Contestant photos and descriptions can be viewed and ugly dog lovers can cast their votes at

Contest admission is included in the cost of admission to the fair, which runs through Sunday. For more information, go to the fair's website or call (707) 283-3247.