Meet Elwood: the World's Cutest Ugliest Dog!

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    N.J. dog crowned world's ugliest

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    PETALUMA, Calif. - Elwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog Friday, a distinction that delighted the New Jersey mutt's owners.
    Elwood, dark colored and hairless — save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head — is often referred to as "Yoda," or "ET," for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters.
    "I think he's the cutest thing that ever lived," said Elwood's owner, Karen Quigley, a resident of Sewell, New Jersey.
    Quigley brought Elwood out to compete for the second year at the annual ugly dog contest at the Marin-Sonoma County Fair. Elwood placed second last year.
    Most of the competing canines were also Chinese Crested, a breed that features a mohawk, bug eyes and a long, wagging tongue.
    Quigley said she rescued Elwood two years ago. "The breeder was going to euthanize him because she thought he was too ugly to sell," said Quigley.
    "So ha ha, now Elwood's all over the Internet and people love him and adore him."
    Beyond the regal title of ugliest dog, Elwood also earned a $1,000 reward for his owner.
    (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070623/ap_on_fe_st/odd_ugly_dog_contest;_ylt=Ams7MYBTK292mWDCBxStjlTtiBIF)
     
  2. He he he, what a lil sweetie!!!!!
     
  3. He looks like my Uncle Tom!:wtf: Adorable, in a terrifying kinda way.;)
     
  4. ^Hahahaha

    His poor tongue looks dried out. Cute little bugger
     
  5. Holy crap! He reminds me of that gross character in the "The Lord of the Rings" that called the ring "My Precious" all the time...
     
  6. Wow, I can see why.....
     
  7. :lol:
     
  8. Tee hee, he's like a little punk-rock dog!
     
  9. He look like a sweet puppy and I'm super glad he has such a caring and wonderful owner who saved him from the breeder! It would be such a shame to euthanize a puppy because he's too ugly to sell.... ;(

    I love his little white mohawk.
     
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    The Chinese Crested dog "Elwood" appears at the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog Contest Friday, June 22, 2007, in Petaluma, Calif. Elwood, who weighs in at just 6 lbs and was rescued as the result of a New Jersey SPCA investigation, has won the title of World's ugliest dog of 2007. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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    June 23, 2007 PETALUMA, Calif. --Elwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog Friday, a distinction that delighted the New Jersey mutt's owners.

    Elwood, dark colored and hairless -- save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head -- is often referred to as "Yoda," or "ET," for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters.



    "I think he's the cutest thing that ever lived," said Elwood's owner, Karen Quigley, a resident of Sewell, New Jersey.


    Quigley brought Elwood out to compete for the second year at the annual ugly dog contest at the Marin-Sonoma County Fair. Elwood placed second last year.
    Most of the competing canines were also Chinese Crested, a breed that features a mohawk, bug eyes and a long, wagging tongue.
    Quigley said she rescued Elwood two years ago. "The breeder was going to euthanize him because she thought he was too ugly to sell," said Quigley.
    "So ha ha, now Elwood's all over the Internet and people love him and adore him."
    Beyond the regal title of ugliest dog, Elwood also earned a $1,000 reward for his owner.


    On the Net:
    http://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/uglydogvote07.shtml
     
  11. Poor thing. Why does his tongue stick out like that? LOL I wonder if he understands what his prize is for? It's great the owners saved him. I probably would of done the same thing.