The World's Ugliest Dog Has DiedS

Elwood, a New Jersey canine that took home the distinction of the being the world's ugliest dog, died Thanksgiving morning at the age of eight (or, fifty-six, depending on your interpretation of dog years).

Elwood was named the world's ugliest dog in 2007 at the annual Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California. Even though the winner is crowned annually, Elwood became an internet sensation, possibly due to his excessive ugliness. But that didn't stop people from falling in love with the Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix.

"The breeder was going to euthanize him because she thought he was too ugly to sell," his owner, Karen Quigley told reporters at the time of Elwood's crowning.

Elwood became the star of his own children's book, "Everyone Loves Elwood," which taught children to accept everyone, no matter their appearance.

"He made people smile, he made them laugh and feel good. It was wonderful," his owner said Saturday. "He will truly be missed."

Here's to you, Elwood, you ugly dog you.