The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest was held over the weekend as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. The contest pits the world’s biggest canine eyesores against one another. This year’s winner is Peanut, a former shelter dog from Greenville, North Carolina. Peanut is a former animal abuse victim who sustained notable facial damage during a fire. After spending nine months in an animal shelter, the 2-year-old abused pooch was finally adopted by Holly Chandler back in July, 2013.

According to Holly, Peanut lost both his lips and eyelids during the fire. Having no eyelids makes it impossible for him to close his eyes. This causes his eyes to water and the tears to run down his face and right into his nose. As a result, he suffers from an inordinate number of ‘snot bubbles.’

Another dog in the contest is Pig, from Alabama. Pig is one of the most unusual dogs you’ll ever see. Read about Pig here: "Move Over, Babe! 'Pig' the dog is and Internet Star!" 

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