Monday, July 4, 2011

World's ugliest dog contest

Held as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, the World's Ugliest Dog Contest event bestowed a $ 1000 prize for top honors. In this photo, Yoda greets fans following her victory at the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma.


Handsome Hector, right, waits backstage at the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. At left, fellow contender Icky eyes Hector, a pure bred Chinese Crested who won his division at the Sonoma-Marin Fair event


Hercules, a blind one-eyed 15-year-old pug, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. Held as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, the event bestowed a $1000 prize for top honors.


Ratdog, a 14-year-old Chihuahua mix, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. He was born deaf and toothless, but did not win the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition


A judge evaluates Yoda during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair


A judge evaluates Yoda during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.


Yoda, the diminutive winner of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, squares off against a boxer named Pabst on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks after winning the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition.


Yoda reaches out for her victory trophy after winning the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. A a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks during the event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.


Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, prepares to compete in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. The winner of the competition, hosted at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, wins $1000 dollars and other pet perks.