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The Top 10 Ugliest Dog Breeds in the World

Updated on January 27, 2016

Which Dogs Are the Ugliest?

There are many ugly dog breeds out there, but which are the ugliest dogs ever?

Here's the countdown of the top 10 ugliest dog breeds!

10. Bedlington Terrier

Believe it or not, the Bedlington Terrier's coat naturally grows in this bizarre formation, making this breed one of the ugliest types of dogs.

9. Borzoi

Borzoi, a member of the sighthound family, are not only one of the tallest breed of dogs, but are also one of the ugliest. It's needless to say that Borzoi are quite bizarre-looking canines.

8. Caucasian Mountain Dog

Like the Borzoi, Caucasian Mountain Dogs are one of the tallest and ugliest breeds. It's like the Chow Chow's oversized and obese cousin.

7. Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhounds are sighthounds which, on average, are the tallest breeds, but they're also without a doubt one of the ugliest.

6. English Bull Terrier

English Bull Terriers are the dogs that are well-known for having egg-shaped heads (as well as for being the brand dog for Target stores).

I think that all dogs are cute in some manner, including English Bull Terriers, but that doesn't mean that they can't be ugly in another sense, too. Looking at this picture, I question whether or not this is, in fact, some alien species instead of an actual dog breed.

5. The Puli

This Hungarian dog breed, the Puli, is an animal that seems to have dreadlocks. Personally, I prefer for my dog to look like a dog rather than a pile of hair.

4. The Komondor

Just like Puli, Komondors are an ugly breed that have matted dreadlocks. Generally, though, Pulis are black and Komondors are white, which is why Komondors are often referred to as "mop dogs."

3. Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiffs resemble a mixture of an English Mastiff, Bloodhound, and Shar Pei gone terribly wrong, which is the obvious reason why they are included on this list.

2. The Mexican Hairless

Just look at the photo: Mexican Hairless dogs are definitely atrocious with their uneven, splotchy skin and their dingy, patchy hair. If any dog deserves to be on this list, it's the Mexican Hairless.

Personally, I think that this is the ugliest photo in the whole bunch, but on average I would consider the Mexican Hairless to be the second worst-looking breed.

1. Chinese Crested

First place goes to the Chinese Crested. If any individual dog is famous for ugliness, it's this one. Personality certainly makes a dog adorable, but if they were only rated on their physical appearance, the Chinese Crested would win (or lose, depending on how you look at it). I mean, there isn't one attractive thing about this dog.

Of some breeds (like Pugs) it is said, "They're so ugly that it makes them cute." And when it comes to Pugs, yes they are, in a way, ugly-cute, but the Chinese Crested is in no way so-ugly-it's-cute: It's just straight-up ugly.


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      Ari Lamstein 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Wonderful Hub! This made me and all my coworkers laugh a lot. You should include some videos!

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      Miss Lil' Atlanta 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Glad y'all liked the hub!

      That's a good idea; I'll look into finding some videos.

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      Dr Mark 4 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

      Great minds think alike! I was actually thinking of writing this list on my way home today and of course would have to put the Chinese Creseted as numer one, although of course I disagreed about some of the others (wouldn´t you just love to hug that Caucasian Mountain dog?). Oh well, back to my ferocious dogs. Voted up and I tweeted this!

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      Renee McCartin 4 years ago

      eye of the beholder, I'll put my zoi up over whatever you want any time. ..

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      Joe Njenga 4 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      Interesting Hub :)

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      barbieque10 4 years ago

      so many different breeds in the world,oh!my god!..............But,then to i lyk fav. is Golden Retriever.........:-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Lily 4 years ago

      Whis list is very stupid. All these dog breeds are amazing just for being so unique. I found that 4 breeds in this list are in my top 10 most beautiful dog breeds. I have 2 dogs and they both are chinese crested dogs. I love my chinese dogs and hate your most ugly dog breeds list!!!!!!

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      Derby Deals 4 years ago from Jeffersonville, Indiana

      Poor pooches! :-) Yes, they are not the prettiest dogs ever, but they sure are interesting!

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

      Some of these dogs look like damp and smelly mops. But you know, their ugliness actually makes these canines really special. :)

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Even they are ugly but still look cute. Dogs are really such adoratble animals even how ugly they look. Thanks for sharing . :-)

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      beth 3 years ago

      I have a bedlington and it does not look like that

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      Jo 3 years ago

      It is hard to believe that all these dogs are descended from wolves! It is quite grotesque what breeders have done but at least it is proof of evolution!

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      There all kind of cute in an ugly way lol, two of them look like mops

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      Anna 3 years ago

      Caucasian mountain dog is awesome!

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      Beldanan 2 years ago

      lol. Caucasian Mountain Dogs ugly? Wolfhounds? Borzoi's? Surprised you didn t have Afghan lol. No more smoking weed whilst doing these lists pls Hun. If you do a Best looking list it will probably have Corgi's, Dachshunds & small terriers on it! 3 of my favourite dogs on this list lol. If you do do a Best looking list you had better have NSDTRs at the top (God for bid pls don't put Labs!) or your credibility will take a serious hit with me! ;)

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      sarah 2 years ago

      I happen to think all these dogs are beautiful and I'm actually really surprised many made this list. Also the ones with dreadlocks only have them because their owner have clearly neglected to put the dogs needs before their own....... Seriously what qualifications does the maker of this page have to make such a judgment call.

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      dave 22 months ago

      It's a Bull Terrier not an English Bull Terrier

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      jack 19 months ago

      Dave, you couldn't be more wrong.

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      Shaibe83 16 months ago

      Pug must be in the list.

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      mintrubber 14 months ago

      Irish Wolfhound and Borzoi ugly? They are two of the most handsome breeds.

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      Andy 13 months ago

      No pug?

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      poppy 11 months ago

      you are damn stupid! my friend has a bedlington terrier and she is so sweet. my mums boss had an irish wolfhound and if you met it you would fall in love and now has a bull terrier and she has the most beautiful smile

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      mgibson5702 10 months ago

      Neapolitan Mastiffs? Rely? My friend has one. And komondors? I say that they are rely handsome dogs.

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      Eva 7 months ago

      Bedlington terriers do not have that hair cut naturally! You're a very very stupid person if you believe that. They're curly like poodles.

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      Alexandre 6 months ago

      I have a Irish wolfhound and she beauti

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      Alexander hamilton 6 months ago

      this was a great list I agree that these dogs are all really really ugly.

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      iop[ 6 months ago

      i like the chinese crested it is my favourite dog breed!!!!!! :(

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      DayB 5 months ago

      Most of those dogs are either beautiful or cute. Of course if you are going to post the photo of a dog who is old and missing teeth it will be ugly, but not representative for the race. The only really ugly dog in that list is the English Bull Terrier. Otherwise the pug takes the cake.

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      Cerina 4 months ago

      Yikes. All these dogs are ugly as f**k. My dog, who is a lab/retriever mix is the most beautiful dog ever! She has smooth, soft, straight shiny black fur and bright brown eyes. She is neatly structured and proportionally correct.

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      Jo 3 months ago

      Made me chuckle but a beddie's coat doesn't grow that way. The photo you used is of one that's been groomed for show. Their coats are curly like poodles

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      Derek Ives 3 months ago

      Who ever said that Bedlington terries are ugly, needs to get their eyes tested.

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      Donna Brzykcy 2 months ago

      why in heck is the borzoi up here? this list id awful. i cant believe you labeled the dogs this way. Bad.

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      fghgrjkshkgnltjh 2 months ago

      pugs need to be on here

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      Tracey and Sophie 11 days ago

      Wow, that is true!

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