Monday, June 25, 2007


Officially, this is 'The World's Ugliest Dog' :
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.

World's Ugliest Dog competitions are sure to boom, considering the amount of international publicity and news time that creature captured in the past week.
There's money in it, too :
Beyond the regal title of ugliest dog, Elwood also earned a $1,000 reward for his owner.
Elwood was rescued from a dog shelter. Not suprisingly, the original owner, who sells 'interesting' cross breeds, thought the best was so hideous he wanted it put down.

Let's hope Elwood doesn't start breeding himself.

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