And The NEW Winner Of The Ugliest Dog Contest Is….
The results are in. This year’s winner is a two-year-old mutt named Peanut. Peanut stole the show with wild white and brown hair, bulging eyes and protruding teeth.
His sweet and energetic personality helped a little bit too! His owner, Holly Chandler of Greenville, North Carolina says he was seriously burned as a puppy, resulting in bald patches all over his body.
Chandler hopes Peanuts victory in the Ugliest Dog Contest, will help raise awareness about animal abuse. “We are trying to use him as a poster child for what can happen to animals who are abused,” she said. Chandler will use Peanuts $1500 price to pay for other animals veterinary bills.
This is the 26 year the contest has been held at the Sonoma – Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. There is a three-judge panel in several categories, including special or unusual attribute, personality and natural ugliness.
Previous winners have included a duck footed beagle, a Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix with a protruding tongue, boxer and basset hound mix with a waddle, and a Chihuahua with a missing eye and a camels back.
That sounds like a sight to see! Congratulations to Peanut, he definitely deserves the award.