Meet the world's ugliest dog, Elwood
Meet Elwood, the world's ugliest dog. For once, I'm not being mean! Elwood was actually crowned the World's Ugliest Dog on Friday.
He's a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, dark colored and hairless other than his white mohawk on his head.
"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 came in second place 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."
Other than the distinguished title of ugliest dog, Elwood also earned a $1,000 reward for his owner. I guess that's good for a face that only a mother could love.