ElwoodNow, I have to say that the title of “World’s Ugliest Dog’ is not something that most dog owners would have their beloved canines aspire to but Karen Quigley, a resident of Sewell, New Jersey is ‘delighted’

Elwood, a 2 yr. old Chinese Crested/Chihuahua mix, was rescued from a breeder who was going to euthanize him because she thought he was too ugly to sell. Looks like Quigley and Elwood are having the last laughs! 😀

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

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. (ABC News)

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