Only one lucky winner can be crowned in the World’s Ugliest Dog competition, and that is where Yoda, a mix between a Chinese crested and a Chihuahua, truly shines.
Owner Terry Schumacher was none too surprised that her 2-pound, 14-year-old pooch took home the trophy Friday night at the 23rd annual Sonoma Marin Fair. In fact, when she first rescued the dog— who had been abandoned behind an apartment building— she thought he was a rat.
Previous winners have gone home with a $1,000 prize, proving that ugly can be a very beautiful thing.
Watch footage from the competition below!