World's Most Ugliest Dogs: Meet Peanut and SweePee Rambo who Won the Contest
Peanut, a mutt from Greenville, North Carolina, rests in the arm of owner Holly Chandler after winning the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California.Reuters

A two-year-old dog named Peanut, with uneven white and brown hair, swollen eyes and protruding teeth has been named the world's ugliest dog.

The 26th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest took place on Saturday as part of the Sonoma-Marin fair in Petaluma, California. The show is designed to encourage dog owners to showcase pets that refuse to conform to the increasingly narrow global definitions of canine beauty.

World's Ugliest Dog: Meet Peanut and SweePee Rambo who Won the Contest
Holly Chandler (R), and Peanut, a mutt from Greenville, North Carolina, receive a trophy after being declared the winner of the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California.Reuters

This year's contest featured dogs with protruding teeth, hairless bodies, disfigured faces, and even twisted spines.

Peanut, a Chihuahua-Shih Tzu mix, was disfigured by botched plastic surgery. He was able to scare the judges enough to win the title, beating 30 other tough competitors.

"Peanut is one of the ugliest dogs we have ever judged in this contest," said Judge Brian Sobel after declaring the winner's name.

Holly Chandler from North Carolina, the owner of the winning dog, has received $1,500 as prize money which she intends to use to raise awareness about animal abuse.

Peanut's owner, Holly Chandler of Greenville, North Carolina, who rescued him from a shelter, says he was seriously burned as a puppy.

Here are pictures of some other contenders in the World's Ugliest Dog competition.

World's Ugliest Dog: Meet Peanut,a Chihuahua-Shih Tzu Mix who Won the Contest
Grovie, a pug, is carried down the red carpet during the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California.Reuters
World's Ugliest Dog: Meet Peanut,a Chihuahua-Shih Tzu Mix who Won the Contest
Monkey, a Brussels Griffon, walks down the red carpet during the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest.Reuters
World's Ugliest Dog: Meet Peanut,a Chihuahua-Shih Tzu Mix who Won the Contest
SweePee Rambo, a two-year-old Chihuahua Chinese Crested mix, is seen during the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California.Reuters
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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, California June 20, 2014.REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Yoda, a Xoloitzcuintle, prepares to walk the red carpet during the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California June 20, 2014.REUTERS/Stephen Lam