July 12, 2011 at 4:18 PM ET
Though Matt Lauer may have picked on Yoda, the world's ugliest dog of 2011, you can't help but think how adorable she is, amidst her...ehem...rough exterior. Her owner talks about how she first thought Yoda was a rat and only kept her to appease her young daughter. It's a good thing they did! Yoda turned out to be quite a gem.