NJ canine crowned world’s ugliest dog in 2007 dies

NJ canine crowned world’s ugliest dog in 2007 dies

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PETALUMA, CA - JUNE 22: Karen Quigley, from Seweel, New Jersey poses with her Chinese Crested dog, Elwood who won the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog Contest June 22, 2007 in Petaluma, California. Elwood, who weighs in at just six pounds, was rescued after a New Jersey SPCA investigation. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Karen Quigley

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The Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 1:13 PM

SEWELL, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey canine that was crowned the world’s ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children’s book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8.

His owner, Karen Quigley, says the Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix died unexpectedly Thanksgiving morning. The Sewell resident says Elwood had been dealing with some heath issues in recent months but appeared to be doing well.

Elwood was dark colored and hairless—save for a puff of white fur resembling a Mohawk on his head. He was often referred to by fans as Yoda, or E.T., for his resemblance to those famous science-fiction characters.

Elwood won his crown at the annual ugly dog contest at the Marin-Sonoma County Fair in California a year after he had finished second.

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