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World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

Zsa Zsa an English Bulldog stood onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair in Petaluma C Zsa Zsa, the 'World's Ugliest Dog,' dies
Jeannette Daniel | 11 July, 2018, 17:34

Owner Megan Brainard posted the sad news on Zsa Zsa's official Facebook page, saying she died in her sleep.

Zsa Zsa spent her first five years of life in a puppy mill in Missouri before she was saved by Underdog Rescue.

Zsa Zsa, the World's Ugliest Dog, has, sadly, become the world's ugliest angel dog. "I'm still in shock".

Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog from Anoka that made headlines around the world last month after winning the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest, died early Tuesday morning. "It's probably going to be the same with her passing".

"From the moment we saw her lovely face, we knew we would be her forever home", her owners said in a statement on the contest's website.

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"I picked Zsa Zsa up and took her outside and laid her down in the grass", she said.

Brainard had recently brough Zsa Zsa on the Today show to celebrate her victory, just days before her sudden, devastating death.

Zsa Zsa was up for the title of Ugliest Dog against some fierce competition: a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang.

She was known for her underbite and muscular, rounded front legs. "It was sweet. She was waving at her", Brainard said. "She never really showed much excitement but yes, she was definitely living it up after she won".

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