Best. Dog show. Ever.
Which of these handsome little devils won the trophy this year?
In California last weekend dozens of mangy, hairless, and otherwise repugnant dogs went up against each other as their doggy stage moms bit their nails. Don’t worry, this isn’t a Michael Vick story. The dogs were competing for an honorable title on the dog show circuit: “World’s Ugliest Dog.” The 23 year-old competition seeks to raise awareness for rescue pups by celebrating ugliness—buck teeth, asymmetry, general decrepitude.
This year’s fair of uglies crowned a new superstar: Yoda, a tiny, 14 year-old (that’s 98 in dog years) Chinese-crested Chihuahua mix with shockingly skinny legs, almost no hair and one eye which could pop out of her delicate skull at any minute. She, like Heidi, the world famous cross-eyed opossum, is so heartbreakingly ugly that she’s actually quite cute.
Unlike most human beauty pageants, the “World’s Ugliest Dog” doesn’t have question or talent categories—the judges really just look at one thing. But something tells me that if they did, Yoda (unlike every Miss USA from the last 10 years) would have spoken eloquently about evolution.
[Via The Daily Beast]