Zsa Zsa, 'World's Ugliest Dog' from Anoka, dies

Zsa Zsa an English bulldog who won the title of

An English bulldog who sent tongues wagging just last month at the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma has died, her owners confirmed Tuesday.

JOSH EDELSON via Getty Images Zsa Zsa was crowned World's Ugliest Dog last month in a competition meant to raise awareness about rescue pets.

"Looks are deceiving, some thought she looked scary, but she was the most gentle dog", said Larson.

Zsa Zsa lived in a Missouri puppy mill for five years, before she was bought by a non-profit organization.

Zsa Zsa died in her sleep, according to her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, who called the pup's death "devastating".

'I picked Zsa Zsa up and took her outside and laid her down in the grass.

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

The world's ugliest dog, Zsa Zsa, has passed away, Today reports. "We were all saying our goodbyes".

The dog mom said she named Zsa Zsa after the Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, as the pup enjoyed lounging on the couch "like a attractive model". There, she took home first prize: a trophy, $1,500 in prize winnings, and the hearts of everyone. It was attended by Brainard, her husband and their one-year-old daughter, Mareslie.

Brainard says Zsa Zsa never really showed much excitement, but that she knew she was special.

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