Pretty on the Inside: Meet Yoda, The World’s Ugliest Dog

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Noah Berger / AP

This dog doesn’t want to be called “cute.”

A 14-year-old Chinese-crested and Chihuahua mix by the name of Yoda was declared World’s Ugliest Dog at California’s Sonoma Marin Fair over the weekend. He clinched the unorthodox beauty contest with his poofs of hair, hairless legs and overall unsightliness.

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In the past few years, Chihuahuas and Chinese crested dogs, along with variations of both breeds, have often won the title. (Are we seeing a trend here?) The winner takes home a trophy along with a $1,000 cash prize.

Yoda’s owner said she found the dog left behind an apartment building, and mistook it initially for a rat.

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