Yoda, the 2011 winner of the Sonoma-Marin World’s Ugliest Dog Contest has died according to reports. Apparently the 15 year old Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mutt mix died in her sleep 10 March 2012.

Her owner found her as a stray behind an apartment building though at first she believed she was looking at a rat, not a tiny, future World’s Ugliest Dog champion.

Like many aging Chinese Crested dogs, Yoda was sporting a face with a tongue flopped out way behind her tiny mouth. Rest in peace Yoda and our sympathies to your owner.

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