Newly crowned ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Zsa Zsa dies

English bulldog Zsa Zsa dies just weeks after being named World's Ugliest Dog

Zsa Zsa is survived by her owners, Megan and Jesse Brainard, and her human little sister, 15-month-old Mareslie. She was 9 years young. The English bulldog spent her first five years in a puppy mill in Missouri before she was saved by Underdog Rescue, a nonprofit pet rescue rehabilitation and placement organization.

A sad day in the world of dogs. "I'm in shock still", she told CNN sister network HLN.

With her floppy tongue, crooked teeth and pink manicure, Zsa Zsa captured the hearts of the judges at the annual contest in Petaluma, California. Zsa Zsa was staying at Brainard's father's house.

Then her fortune charges on June 23, when she and Brainard won $1,500, "a very large trophy" and a flight to NY to appear on "Today".

Brainard told TODAY that Zsa Zsa's passing was "devastating".

The World's Ugliest Dog title holder died early in the morning.

"I picked Zsa Zsa up and took her outside and laid her down in the grass", she said. "We were all saying our goodbyes".

Ms Brainard said children used to sometimes shake that tongue as if giving a handshake to a paw.

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

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

Related News:

  • Tributes to Lord Carrington, irreverent statesman

    Carrington chaired the Lancaster House talks in 1979 which led to to the establishment of an independent Zimbabwe. The former prime minister David Cameron said: "Peter Carrington was a lovely man and a great public servant.
    Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife thanks fans for ‘compassion’ after plane row report

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife thanks fans for ‘compassion’ after plane row report

    Thank you for your compassion on this ongoing battle with addiction we are in", Mara concluded. American Airlines requested law enforcement meet the flight, which landed close to 8 p.m.
    Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players

    Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players

    The journalist was explaind how Lukaku's recent improvement has mostly been down to Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry. One thing to keep an eye on in this match is the legs and how exhausted the players will be, especially with Croatia .
  • Switzerland says Najib not a target in 1MDB probe

    Switzerland says Najib not a target in 1MDB probe

    Lauber was speaking to Channel NewsAsia after a meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Tommy Thomas. He did not name the officials he was referring to.
    Tory vice chairs quit over Brexit

    Tory vice chairs quit over Brexit

    FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin says former foreign secretary Boris Johnson was not dealing in reality when it came to Brexit . The trans-Atlantic relationship has had some awkward moments since Trump's election.
    Kim shatters LPGA scoring records, wins by 9 shots

    Kim shatters LPGA scoring records, wins by 9 shots

    Sei Young Kim has broken the previous 72-hole scoring record on the Tour, with a nine-shot win at the LPGA Classic in Wisconsin. The only drama down the stretch was who would pick up the last spot to Carnoustie in two weeks. "I had the double-bogey on 17".
  • Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting UAE

    Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting UAE

    That push has driven up oil prices amid concerns that a divestment from Iranian oil would reduce the world's overall supply. Washington later told countries they must stop buying Iranian oil from November 4 or face financial consequences.

    George Clooney Hospitalized After Scooter Accident In Italy!

    Clooney was travelling towards the set in Costa Corallina when a auto suddenly turned and struck him, according to La Nuova . The driver of the auto did stop to call for an ambulance, which took the 57-year-old to the nearest hospital, Today reports.

    Caroline Flack and fiance Andrew Brady split

    Earlier today, both Caroline and Andrew confirmed that they are no longer together and made sure to wish each other all the best. Despite this, their stroll came soon after Caroline gushed about falling in love with her man in a recent Cosmopolitan interview.
  • Damian Lillard is not Unhappy with the Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard is not Unhappy with the Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony is likely to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, according to ESPN's Royce Young and Adrian Wojnarowski. Wilson made her comments on Twitter using Lebron's huge payday from the Lakers as her point of reference.
    Woman bitten by shark while posing for Instagram photo

    Woman bitten by shark while posing for Instagram photo

    Zarutskie said she respects all wildlife and is grateful her injuries were not worse. She had to get several stitches and was put on a round of antibiotics.
    JetBlue flight crew helps French Bulldog distress

    JetBlue flight crew helps French Bulldog distress

    They placed a breathing mask over Darcy's nose and mouth and, thankfully, she responded to the extra oxygen nearly immediately. A group of flight attendants with JetBlue came to the rescue when a French Bulldog was in distress during a flight last week.


Most liked

Croatia end World Cup run of hosts Russian Federation on penalties in quarters
Yet, they have the players who have been there and done that and know when to turn up. Going past Croatia and beyond, though, would be the greatest reward.

Record-breaking Waratahs smash Sunwolves
Folau sprinted 60 metes for a try, but Sunwolves blindside flanker Michael Leitch brushed off opposite number Ned Hanigan. Naiyaravoro crossed in the 52nd minute to eclipse Folau's 2014 NSW season record of 12 five-pointers.

Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'
Eradication rates of MG following treatment with one family of antibiotics, called macrolides, are decreasing globally. Because antibiotic-resistance is higher in many other countries, doctors say holiday romances could drive the spread.

Love Island host Caroline Flack announces split from fiance Andrew Brady
Shedding light on her emotional state, she took to Twitter shortly after releasing her statement and simply posted a crying Emoji. Earlier today, both Caroline and Andrew confirmed that they are no longer together and made sure to wish each other all the best.

Trump says added Nato funds not enough for US
Nord Stream 2 is a proposed gas pipeline from Russian Federation to Germany . Trump interjected, asking Stoltenberg why he thought that had happened.

Jason Momoa Cast in Lead Role for Apple Drama Series See
Momoa will play Baba Voss (and doesn't that name just give you Dothraki vibes?) a fearless warrior, leader and guardian. Stargate Atlantis co-star Jason Momoa continues to make waves on both the big screen and the small.

Facebook faces record fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal
However, Sky News notes that the £500,000 fine will be "pocket change" for a company valued a year ago at around $590bn (£445bn). ICO, which does not normally publish its findings, said it would give the public another update on its investigation in October.

Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City
The winger, who scored seven goals for the newly-relegated Potters last season, has a release clause of £13.5m. Liverpool have been trying to reignite a deal despite a hands-off warning issued before the World Cup.

Loris Karius: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defends keeper after mistake in friendly
Jurgen Klopp's side clung on for a 3-2 victory and continue their pre-season campaign against Bury on Saturday. He said: "Now Loris concedes that goal but we can not start the story always after each mistake".

Sarah Palin Says She Was ‘Duped’ by Sacha Baron Cohen
She also informed Cohen that Piper thinks he is a 'piece of s***'. "Every honorable American Vet should feel the same", she wrote. Showtime's president and CEO praised Baron Cohen as a "comedic genius" during the show's series announcement Monday.

Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time
A Soyuz rocket is scheduled to launch the uncrewed Progress 70 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. A Russian cargo ship has delivered a fresh load of fuel, food, and other supplies for the International Space Station .

LONDON FALLING: US Embassy Warns Americans of 'VIOLENT' PROTESTS During Trump Visit
On Friday he will visit PM Theresa May at Chequers, set to be followed by a meeting with Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle. The request as Trump is expected to meet with multiple protests during his first visit to the country since taking office.

Merkel says Germany and China committed to multilateral order
China invites Germany to attend the first China International Import Expo and welcomes Germany to expand its investment in China. German companies and politicians have complained that Germany has been more open to Chinese firms than the other way around.

Turkey's New Era: Turkish President Erdogan takes oath of office
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announces his new cabinet at the Presidential Palace in Ankara , Turkey July 9, 2018. The Turkish lira dropped three percent on the news, but rebounded slightly on Tuesday.

A Royal Christening, Regal Fashion And 3 Adorable Babies
Following the service, guests were invited to a private tea at Clarence House , home to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla . It is an usual hairstyle for Charlotte , who usually wears her locks half-up half-down, or parted to one side.