RIP: World's Ugliest Dog dead at age 9

RIP: World's Ugliest Dog dead at age 9

Zsa Zsa's 15 minutes in the limelight are over: the copiously drooling English bulldog named the World's Ugliest Dog just weeks ago has died.

The nine-year-old canine died in her sleep Tuesday morning, owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota told US media.

"I'm in shock still," Brainard told CNN sister network HLN. "I haven't even processed her winning and fame."

The dog won the ugliness title at a contest last month in Petaluma, California.

Brainard told CNN then that the dog slobbered a lot because it had trouble keeping its tongue in its mouth.

Its upper teeth were almost horizontal and it also had a pronounced underbite.

Meet the world's ugliest dogs

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    With a lolling tongue and a propensity to drool, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa won best in show at World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California.

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    Zsa Zsa, sporting a hot pink collar and matching nails for her moment in the spotlight, came out on top of a tough field of fourteen.

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    Martha, the jowly Neapolitan Mastiff who took first place in the competition the previous year, was on hand to pass the baton to Zsa Zsa, whose winnings include a trophy, $1,500 and an appearance on NBC's Today Show in New York.

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    Other competitors included Rascal Deux, a Chinese Crested who wore sunglasses and a leopard print coat to cover hairless skin,

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    Himisaboo, a Chinese Crested Wiener Dog mix, during The World's Ugliest Dog Competition

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    Mrs. Kravitz, a Chihuahua, takes the stage during The World's Ugliest Dog Competition

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    Tee Tee, a Chinese Crested, is shown to judge Brian Sobel during The World's Ugliest Dog Competition

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    Mandarina pants on her owners' lap while awaiting the start of The World's Ugliest Dog Competition

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