"World's Ugliest Dog" Crowned in California

By Gary Cutlack on at

This sad little collection of bones and teeth is Peanut, the new holder of the esteemed World's Ugliest Dog title. There's a grim tragedy behind his appearance, though, so he's actually cheating a bit.

Owner Holly Chandler found Peanut at a rescue centre, where he was taken in after a hideous previous owner actually tried to set him on fire. Hence the bald patches and the googly eyes caused by the burns. Holly is using the $1,500 prize money to pay the vet bills of other unfortunate animals. [Sky]

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