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All dogs are cute, right? That might well be true, but over in the UK, judges have crowned the country’s ugliest dog, per the BBC. 

Peggy, a Pug and Chinese Crested mix, won the contest, beating out the rest of the shortlist. She will receive a grooming session and a professional photo shoot as a result. 

Called Ugly, but No Offence Taken

Peggy’s dog mom, Holly Middleton, described her pooch as “beautiful both inside and out”. She sent in her application alongside a photo of Peggy in her best attire – including a pearl necklace. 

We tend to forget Peggy isn’t your standard-looking dog and we are very aware some people would refer to Peggy as ugly,” she said.

“It’s always in a humorous way and we don’t take offense, and neither does she.

“Even though some people find Peggy’s unusual appearance strange, and in rare cases off-putting, and despite Peggy winning the ugliest dog in the UK title, we think she is beautiful both inside and out, and wouldn’t change her for the world.”

A Clear Ugliest Dog Winner

The contest is put on by Parrot Print, and founder Matt Dahan said: “We all absolutely adore Peggy.

“When we launched this contest I never once thought we’d find a dog like her who manages to be both ugly and so, so cute all at the same time.

“She is so loved by Holly and her family which is fantastic to see.”

Holly adopted Peggy in 2018, when she was the last remaining pup of a surprise litter. “We loved her the instant we laid eyes on her with her big brown eyes, little tuft of white hair, and her tongue lolling out to one side. I just felt sorry for her, sat there with no hair and her tongue out, ” she said.

“From the moment Peggy arrived, she’s been a beloved addition to our family. “She has grown up alongside our two boys and is the most loving, laid back, and gentle dog we could ever ask for.”You can keep up with Peggy’s adventures on Instagram here.

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