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Jun 22, 2014

It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog. This year's winner? A 2-year-old mutt named Peanut, whose wild white and brown hair, bulging eyes and protruding teeth belie his sweet, energetic personality. Although Peanut is healthy now, 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 Peanut's victory will help raise awareness about animal abuse.

World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 crowned
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Quasi Modo, a Boston Dutch Shep mix born with a spinal defect, walks on stage during the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma. STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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