There Is A New “World’s Ugliest Dog”

His name is Peanut.

1. Meet Peanut.

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The 2-year-old mutt from North Carolina took top honors at this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California on June 20.

2. Though he’s healthy now, the little champion was burned as a pup, and his owner hopes the victory will raise awareness about animal abuse.

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His owner also plans to use the $1,500 prize to pay for other animals’ veterinary bills.

3. Congrats, P! Blue is definitely your color.

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