"He's just hideous," one judge said. Another likened his tail to a tube of lipstick. But, when all was said and done yesterday, it was Peanut who got the last laugh (and a $1,500 prize).
Blessed with a face that only an adoptive parent could love, the Chihuahua-Shih Tzu mix claimed the title of World's Ugliest Dog 2014. Though a bulldog mix with a spinal deformity and the moniker of Quasi Modo gave him a run for his money, it was Peanut's scruffy look, jutting-out teeth, and always-open eyelids that gave him the edge.
After spending nine months languishing in an animal shelter, the pup was adopted by Holly Chandler of Greenville, North Carolina a year ago. Luckily, Chandler wasn't put off by his grisly appearance, though judge Brian Sobel called him "one of the ugliest dogs we have ever judged in this contest."
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Having beat out Quasi Modo and a Mohawked, freckled Chinese Crested-Chihuahua mix named Sweetpee Rambo, Peanut can now enjoy all the pet treats and bones $1,500 can buy. Or, maybe a trip to the doggie dentist is in order? (The Press Democrat)