Elwood, who has become famous for being “The World’s Ugliest Dog”, died Thanksgiving morning at 8 years old.
When Elwood won the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California, his owner Karen Quigley told reporters “The breeder was going to euthanize him because she thought he was too ugly to sell.”
Well the breeder was wrong, and the world fell in love with Elwood’s quirky looks. The Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix even became the lead character in a kids book called Everyone Loves Elwood, which teaches children to accept everyone, regardless of their appearance. You can purchase the book here.