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Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix deemed 'ugliest dog'
The 2-pound dog has come a long way since she was found abandoned behind an apartment building. 
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Yoda greets fans following her victory at the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. A 14-year-old Chinese-crested and Chihuahua mix, Yoda took home $1,000 and a plethora of pet perks during the event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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A judge evaluates Yoda during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. The 14-year-old Chinese-crested Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1,000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Yoda prepares to compete in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest. When its owner first saw the dog, he thought it was a rat. 

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

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

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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, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Yoda reaches out for her victory trophy after winning the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix deemed 'ugliest dog'

The 2-pound dog has come a long way since she was found abandoned behind an apartment building. 

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