10 Of The World's Ugliest Dog Breeds

Dogs are like humans – they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The beautiful ones are usually sought after and the less attractive ones tend to get looked over. While Labradors, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are the most common breeds owned across the world, there are hundreds of other kinds of dogs on the planet who are constantly looking for a loving home. While some dogs are popular because of their physical appearance, often these breeds are characterized by less than favourable temperaments that don’t match the way the animal looks.

The 101 Dalmatians film was met with widespread success in the nineties and sparked a Dalmatian obsession across the world. Little did most people know at the time, but the breed was aggressive and unpleasant for the most part – not ideal to become a family dog. Bulldogs and pugs are incredibly popular today, but the breeds are plagued with respiratory problems and reproductive problems. They may look cute, but they’ll cost their owner a fortune in medical bills.

We’ve rounded up a list of ten of the ugliest breeds of dogs in the world below. While these dogs may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, many of them are known for their incredible demeanors. In fact, it almost seems like what they lack in attractiveness, they’ve make up for in being smart, gentle and affectionate. Many of the breeds mentioned below are even used as obedience, herding or guide dogs due to their dispositions and intelligence. Besides, we’d much rather own an unconventional-looking dog than one who looks like the rest of the pack. No pun intended.

10 English Bull Terrier

9 Hungarian Puli

8 Bedlington Terrier

7 Brussels Griffon

6 American Staghound

5 Affenpinscher

4 Peruvian Inca Orchid


3 Xoloitzcuintli

2 Neapolitan Mastiff

1 Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested breed is probably the most widely known ugly breed around the world. These dogs have starred in films and commercials for their unpleasant looks and have long been the running joke of the dog world. Weighing in at just ten pounds on average, a Crested puppy will run you about $850 and can live up to 14 years. They’ve got no major health concerns and are a gentle, playful breed. We’d definitely spend the money just to be able to look at our weird, partly hairy and mostly bald dog on a daily basis.

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