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Mugly from Peterborough wins World’s Ugliest Dog

From a field of 29 competitors, Mugly – a Chinese Crested rescue dog from Peterborough – took first place at the annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest held in north California.

The eight-year-old rescue dog will be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton. Mugly also won $1,000 and a year’s supply of dog cookies.

The dog’s owner Bev Nicholson said: “I couldn’t speak when they announced Mugly’s name. I didn’t know which way to look. I was shaking as much as the dog.”

Mugly, who in the past has suffered an attack by thugs in a park, also volunteers as a Pets As Therapy dog for children, paying visits to hospitals.

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