A 14 year old Chihuahua named Yoda wins the 23rd Annual Ugliest Dog Contest. What is amazing, Yoda wins as a first time entrant.


The owner, Terry Schumacher of Hartford California, said the first time she saw Yoda, she thought it was a rat. After Schmacher realized the animal was a dog, she took it home and named it after the character from the the Star Wars movie. Just look at the picture and you can see why.

The dog show has been going on for 23 years and the goal of the contest is to raise awareness of rescued dogs and encourage folks to adopt.

By the way, Yoda walked of with a trophy, $1,000 and lots of pet prizes.