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New “World’s Ugliest Dog” crowned in California

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Peanut owner Holly Chandler of Greenville, North Carolina. (Image/Sonoma-Marin Fair)


(PETALUMA, Calif) —A rescue pooch named Peanut has taken top honors after being crowned the “World’s Ugliest Dog.” The 2-year-old mutt from Greenville, North Carolina took first place in the competition Friday in Petaluma, Calif.

Peanut’s owner, Holly Chandler, says she hopes Peanut’s win will shed a light on animal abuse. The hound is a shelter rescue, a victim of abuse who was burned in a fire.

Peanut now sports patchy hair, protruding teeth and bulging eyes.

Chandler  and Peanut took home a trophy and a $1,500 prize. Chandler plans on donating the prize money toward other animals’  veterinary bills.

The 26th annual contest was held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds.



Image Credit: Sonoma-Marin Fair