We’re not sure who exactly decided that it would be a good idea to have a World’s Ugliest Dog competition, but we just hope dog’s don’t suffer from the same kind of self-esteem issues that we do.
The 2011 World’s Ugliest Dog trophy went to Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested, Chihuahua mix. Yoda’s patchy hair, large tongue, and strange legs won her owner the $1000 prize at the Sonoma Marin Fair.
Owner Terry Schumacher says that when she initially found Yoda abandoned behind an apartment building, she thought she was a rat. The dog is now doing well and weighs a hefty two pounds.
Chinese Cresteds have a leg up on the competition — one won in 2008, and another Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix was the 2007 winner.
Check out some of Yoda’s hideous competition in the gallery below.