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Yoda, a Two Pound Chihuahua, Crowned The World's Ugliest Dog

They say beauty's on the inside. That's never been more true than at the 23rd annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest, which took place last night at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in Petaluma. 29 dogs, mostly from Northern California, competed for the distinction.

But the winner last night was Yoda, a two-pound Chinese crested-Chihuahua cross, whose owners originally thought she was a rat. Yoda won $1,000 and the 2011 crown as the World's Ugliest Dog. 

Check out photos of some of the other uglies above. 

Seven Awesome Bay Area Pumpkin Patches

C'mon, get a pumpkin. Here's where to do it nearby.



1. Arata's Pumpkin Farm 185 Verde Dr., Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-7548

If you've ever ridden past the Arata's sprawling field in Half Moon Bay, you've probably wondered what the heck you were looking at. Believe it, that's a  giant iron gorilla and a massive hay maze. Get out and experience their haunted barn and two-acre Minotaur's Labyrinth.

Take Part in the Olive Harvest at McEvoy Ranch

Don't miss the rare opportunity to drop in at the sprawling 550-acre McEvoy Ranch this harvest (and holiday) season. Olive oil enthusiasts will clamour at the chance to bring their home-grown olives to the ranch this Sunday, Dec. 6 for a Community Milling Day and Open House.

Who's the World's Ugliest Dog?

Best in Show fans, rejoice.  The annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest goes down next week at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Peteluma, and this year's contestants are definitely uggggly.  So ugly that they're almost cute. (Actually, that's a lie, they're really freaking ugly). Head to the official site to vote one of these unfortunate souls to the position of World's Ugliest.  So far, Squiggy is in the lead.  Fair enough, but take a gander at Opie and Princess Chelsea Nicole and let us know what you think about that.  Right.

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