Zsa Zsa, the English Bulldog whose long, floppy tongue and protruding underbite earned her the title of 2018's "World's Ugliest Dog" last month, died on Tuesday, her owner says.
"I'm in shock still", Brainard told CNN sister network HLN.
"She is just so ugly, she's attractive", Brainard told The New York Times last month.
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"I picked Zsa Zsa up and took her outside and laid her down in the grass", Brainard told the outlet. "It's probably going to be the same with her passing".
On June 23, Zsa Zsa won the World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Petaluma, Calif.
After her big win, Zsa Zsa's family said, "We are so excited for her, she deserves this". "We were all saying our goodbyes".
Brainard and the rest of Zsa Zsa's family hosted a ceremony for her in their back yard to honor the pup. Brainard named the sweet, lovable pup after the Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor, because the pretty pooch enjoyed lounging on the couch "like a lovely model".