Over the weekend a dog named Yoda took home the title of the World's Ugliest Dog, during a contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair. It turns out, Yoda is from Hanford.
The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix beat out almost 50-other dogs for the title.
Owner Terry Schumacher of Hanford, Calif. says the 2-pound dog has come a long way since she was found abandoned behind an apartment building. Schumacher says she first thought the pooch was a rat.
Yoda's distinction comes a year after a one-eyed Chihuahua named Princess Abby claimed victory. A pedigree Chinese crested won in 2008 and another Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix was the ugliest in 2007.
In past years, the winner's owner has received a $1,000 check.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.