"World's Ugliest Dog", Zsa Zsa, has died

Cheryl Sanders
July 11, 2018

An English Bulldog recently dubbed the World's Ugliest Dog has passed away.

The owner of the dog, Megan Brainard said that passing away of Zsa Zsa is devastating for him and the whole grieving process is very hard.

Zsa Zsa' winnings included $1,500, "a very large trophy" and a flight to NY, where she and Brainard appeared on the "Today" show. "He woke up this morning and found her passed away".

The world's ugliest dog has died just nine days after claiming her title. She called Zsa Zsa's passing "devastating".

Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, delivered the sad news about the 9-year-old dog.

The dog spent her final weeks travelling and making television appearances.

'I picked Zsa Zsa up and took her outside and laid her down in the grass. There, she took home first prize: a trophy, $1,500 in prize winnings, and the hearts of everyone. Zsa Zsa's fans even wore shirts with her face on them. We were all saying our goodbyes and Mareslie went right over and gave her a kiss.

The pup - whose name was inspired by Zsa Zsa Gabor - earned the honor in large part to her unique long tongue, overbite and broad body. They drove 30 hours from their home in California so Zsa Zsa could compete for the crown.

"She knew she was special", said Brainard.

The objective of the contest is to raise awareness of pet adoption.

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