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Zsa Zsa, Bulldog Crowned World's Ugliest Pooch, Dies At 9

Zsa Zsa Zsa Zsa an English bulldog won the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma Calif. last month. More
Melinda Barton | 11 July, 2018, 17:37

Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, Zsa Zsa's owner, called the dog's death "devastating", as reported by Today, July 11. She was 9 years old.

Zsa Zsa was about nine years old when she passed away, which is about the life expectancy for the breed.

"I'm in shock still", Brainard told CNN sister network HLN.

One June 23, Zsa Zsa - with her barrel chest, slobbering tongue and a pink manicure - won the 30th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest in California. "It's probably going to be the same with her passing".

Zsa Zsa' winnings included $1,500, "a very large trophy" and a flight to NY, where she and Brainard appeared on the "Today" show. We were all saying our goodbyes and Mareslie went right over and gave her a kiss. "We take millions of pictures in my family, so now we have her face everywhere to remind us of her", Brainard told Today. "It was sweet. She was waving at her".

Brainard said she named the pooch after Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor because she liked to lie on the couch "like a lovely model".

The recently-crowned World's Ugliest Dog has died. "She never really showed much excitement, but yes, she was definitely living it up after she won", Ms Brainard said.

Brainard and the rest of Zsa Zsa's family hosted a ceremony for her in their back yard to honor the pup.