Top 15 Ugliest Dog Breeds in the World

Dog is one of the most common pets around the world. In fact, dogs are called as “Man’s best friend” considering its companionship and loyalty that is prevailing through many centuries with humans. Now, dogs are not just a pet but more or like a family member to the master. Dogs are also playmate to the children and offers protection to the house. We have numerous dog breeds to select from for keeping as pets. Some dog breeds are famous for the ability to hunt or track smell or for their intelligence and skill sets. Most people opt for dogs either for their attractiveness or for playfulness and performances. As we have discussed earlier, “attractiveness” is something subjective. There are dog breeds that will create doubt in us that whether they are dogs or not. Here are some of the world’s ugliest dogs.

#15. Chihuahua!

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The Chihuahua is generally considered the smallest dog breed in the world. It comes in two main varieties: long-haired and short-haired. Both types have different colors, sizes, head shapes and coat lengths.

The height ranges between 7 and 10 inches. However, some can grow as tall as 15 inches. They generally weigh about 4 to 6 pounds. If allowed to become overweight, they can weigh up to 12 pounds. They have large, erect ears and big, round eyes set in a high, rounded skull.

Long-haired Chihuahuas have smooth, fine hair and a downy undercoat. The coats of short-haired Chihuahuas are velvet to the touch. Common coat colors are cream, brown, black, white, red, chocolate and fawn.

Temperament

Chihuahuas can easily become angry when provoked, making them unsuitable for homes with small children. They are very loyal to their guardians but do not get along easily with other dog breeds. They like resting under beds, blankets or bed covers where they feel safe and comfortable.

#14. Whippet!

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Also referred to as Snap Dog or English Whippet, the Whippet is a medium-sized dog with a long head. Its oval-shaped eyes are dark in color. The long tail is held low with a slight upward curve near the end.

The short, fine coat comes in a variety of colors such as red, fawn, slate blue, tiger white, brindle and black. The Whippet stands at a height of 18 to 23 inches and weighs between 25 and 45 pounds.

Temperament

Whippets are known to be quite gentle and highly intelligent as compared to many other dog breeds. They are not prone to barking and are fond of spending much of their time resting. They like relaxing on furniture and are touch-sensitive, meaning that they tend to get scared or overreact when touched unexpectedly.

#13. Puli!

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The Puli is a medium-sized breed known for its long, corded coat. The numerous tight curls of the coat are similar to dreadlocks and hang down significantly, making the dog vulnerable to dirt. As the Puli continues to grow, its coat can become extraordinarily long, even reaching the ground.

The Puli’s almond-shaped eyes are dark brown in color, and its coat can be cream, grey or white. Female Puli have a height of 14 to 16 inches and weigh 14 to 16 pounds, while male Puli can grow to a height of 20 inches and weigh between 20 to 30 pounds.

Temperament

Apart from being cheerful and intelligent, the Puli is also very loyal to its owner. Despite its thick coat and bulky appearance, the dog is surprisingly fast and flexible.

#12. Komondor!

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The Komondor is like a bigger version of the Puli. It has a large head and almond-shaped eyes. The ears are long and triangular in shape and slightly rounded at the tip. The body is totally covered with an extremely corded and felted coat (the heaviest amount of fur of all dog breeds), which is about 9 to 12 inches long and generally white in color.

The Komondor is a large, strong, agile breed that can grow to a height of 27 inches and weigh up to 140 pounds.

Temperament

The Komondor is steady and friendly when calm, but in case of trouble or provocation, it can react aggressively and fearlessly. It is loyal to its owner and gentle with little kids and family friends.

The Komondor is extremely vigilant; it spends a better part of the day resting while keeping an eye on surrounding areas, but during the night, it keeps moving, carefully patrolling its area to make sure that everything is okay. Needless to say, it’s a splendid watchdog.

#11. Affenpinscher!

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The Affenpinscher is relatively small in size and has a shaggy, wiry-type coat. What makes it an ugly dog is its shaggy appearance and monkey-like expression. The hairy ears are customarily erect and docked. The coat is usually dark grey or black, but can also be red or silver. The Affenpinscher can grow to a height of 10 to 15 inches and weigh 7 to 10 pounds.

Temperament

The Affenpinscher is courageous, playful, confident, inquisitive and stubborn. Although it is usually quiet, it can become excited if threatened or attacked in any way, and shows no fear towards any aggressor. It becomes bored easily, so it shouldn’t be left alone for long.

It is rather territorial when it comes to its food and toys, making it unsuitable for homes with very small children.

#10. Shih Tzu!

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The Shi Tzu is an absurdly hairy little beast with short legs and a relatively long body. It has a broad head and very wide eyes, a profuse beard and mustache and large, pendant ears covered with abundant hair. In fact, a long, dense double coat flows over the dog’s entire body. The Shih Tzu grows to 12 inches in height and weighs between 9 and 18 pounds. The coat can be of any color.

Temperament

The Shih Tzu is alert, affectionate, loyal and outgoing. Due to its friendly nature, it tends to get along well with children, strangers and other dogs.

#09. Japanese Chin!

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The Japanese Chin, also referred to as the Japanese Spaniel, is a small breed of dog that has become popular as a pet. It has a height of about 8 to 12 inches and can weigh from 6 to 10 pounds. It has a large head, broad muzzle, ear feathering, big wide-set eyes and evenly patterned facial markings.

The Japanese Chin’s coat is long and smooth to the touch and can be red and white, black and white, mahogany and white or lemon and white in color.

Temperament

This breed shares most of its traits with cats. It is alert, independent and intelligent. The Japanese Chin uses its paws to wash and wipe its face, and it likes resting on high surfaces such as tables, shelves and the backs of chairs. It is very loyal to its master and likes being around people.

#08. English Bull Terrier!

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The English Bull Terrier is a muscular brute with a well-rounded body, a large, egg-shaped head and small rectangular eyes. It has a long neck and robust shoulders. The tail is short and always carried horizontally. The coat, which is generally white, is short, dense and harsh to the touch.

In addition to white, English Bull Terriers may be red, fawn, black, brindle, black-brindle or tricolored with white markings. This breed can grow to about 20 to 24 inches in length and weigh up to 35 pounds.

Temperament

English Bull Terriers are gentle, playful and courageous. They are loyal to their owners and enjoy being around people. In addition, they are very active and do not like being idle.

#07. Neapolitan Mastiff!

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The Neapolitan Mastiff is an extraordinarily powerful and ugly dog breed. It has a massive, rectangular body with wrinkles and folds hanging from the head. It stands at a height of 25 to 30 inches and weighs approximately 150 to 200 pounds. Its head is large, wide and flat as compared to the rest of its body. Its tail points upward and curves over the back. Its coat is short and black, gray, tawny, mahogany or blue in color.

Temperament

Neapolitan Mastiffs are very loyal to their masters and rarely become aggressive towards strangers or unfamiliar dogs. They are quick learners, meaning they are easy to train. They are renowned for drooling, especially when they get excited or after drinking or eating something.

#06. Pug!

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The pug is a short, muscular breed with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and short, curled tail. It stands at a height of about 12 to 14 inches and weighs approximately 18 to 25 pounds. It has a massive, round head with a square-shaped muzzle and large, dark eyes.

Its coat is soft and glossy and comes in a variety of colors such as white, silver, fawn, apricot, red and black.

Temperament

The pug is curious, animated and spirited. It is loyal to its master and affectionate with its family, making it suitable for families with little children. It is also highly intelligent and easy to train.

#05. French Bulldog!

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The French Bulldog is another strong, compact, muscular little breed, but unlike the Pug, it has a rounded forehead. Its muzzle is broad and has a well-defined tip. It measures approximately 12 to 15 inches and weighs about 22 to 25 pounds.

Its lower lip is large and hangs down in a weird manner, explaining why it is considered an ugly dog. Its chest is broad, making the front wider than the rear. Its skin is relatively loose, forming wrinkles around the shoulders and head. Its tail can either be corkscrew or straight.

Coat colors include fawn, fawn and white, black, black and fawn, brindle, brindle and white, gray, gray and white, cream and cream and white.

Temperament

This breed is known to require close attention from its owner and other family members. It is alert, lively, curious, enthusiastic, affectionate and playful. It enjoys being around people and gets along with strangers. It also likes mixing and playing with other dogs.

#04. Chinese Shar Pei!

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The Shar Pei is known for its heavy wrinkles, short stature, blue-black tongue and broad, flat head. It has a wide, padded muzzle and a short, thick tail. Its eyes are small, sunken and almond-shaped. Its ears are small and slightly rounded at the tips. This breed is typically 18 to 20 inches tall and weighs about 40 to 50 pounds.

Its coat is fairly prickly and rough when brushed in the opposite direction. Coat colors include cream, sable, black, blue, fawn and fawn-red.

Temperament

The Chinese Shar Pei is stubborn, strong-willed, territorial and reserved, but it can also be very playful. It is also devoted and obedient to its master and amenable to accepting strangers. If poorly trained, it can become aggressive and hyper-territorial. It is a silent breed, barking only when worried or provoked (or when playing).

#03. Mexican Hairless!

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Also referred to as Xoloitzcuintili, the Mexican Hairless is found in two varieties: coated and hairless. Both varieties come in standard, miniature and toy sizes. The coated variety has a short, flat coat while the hairless variety is completely hairless, with many dogs exhibiting a few short, prickly hairs on the forehead, toes and the tip of the tail.

The Mexican Hairless can be red, gray, black, brindle or silver.

Temperament

Even though Mexican Hairless puppies are extremely energetic, noisy and playful, adults are calm and affectionate companions. In addition, they are intelligent, alert, athletic and very loyal to their owners. They are naturally protective and suspicious of strangers.

#02. Peruvian Hairless!

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The Peruvian Hairless Dog has soft, pliable skin and may have short hair on top of its head. The lips are loose and wrinkled and the thick, leathery ears may have wisps of hair. The skin can have any solid or mixed color. The size and weight of the Peruvian Hairless Dog varies greatly.

An adult can stand between 10 to 28 inches high and weigh from 9 to 55 pounds.

Temperament

Peruvian Hairless Dogs are affectionate with their owners and members of the family but very wary of strangers and intruders. They are typically lively, alert, agile and fast.

#01. Chinese Crested!

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The Chinese Crested is available in two varieties: the powderpuff and the hairless. The hairless variety is a notoriously ugly breed with smooth, human-like skin and ungainly tufts of fur on the head, feet and tail.

On the other hand, the powderpuff variety is an attractive dog with a long, soft coat. The skin and coat can be of any color.

Both varieties measure 13 to 15 inches in height and weigh between 10 and 15 pounds.

Temperament

The Chinese Crested is agile, alert, and affectionate. It loves playing with children. In addition, it likes climbing on high surfaces and digging holes.

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Marideth Bridges

What! Pugs, Japanese Chins, and Shar Peis are ugly!😡 No, they are all adorable!

w. eva
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w. eva

Pitbull should be number one. They are a complete package of hideous inside and out. Bonus points for the owners mostly consisting of sub-human trash.

stan loona
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stan loona

if dogs could read they would be disappointed in us

Ali
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Ali

EXCUSE ME! You obviously are a pitbull hater. Now I officially hate you. I am a pitbull lover. And you are only saying that because you are ugly and no one on here can see your face so you (at least try to) trashtalk them.

cheyenne justice
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you should have known from the title they would say bad stuff about dogs!

slkdas
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slkdas

lol

slkdas
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slkdas

bull terriers are NOT ugly PERIODT

stan loona
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stan loona

ur RIGHT 🙁 humans r so mean

stan loona
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stan loona

the tea is that all dogs breeds are beautiful & we’re the ugly ones

Alex
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Alex

no your just ugly

Lauren
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Lauren

I dislike this, pugs are so cute maybe if you think pugs are ugly if, you have a dog it is ugly.I cant belive you think pugs are ugly

Your mom
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OWO

Ali
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Ali

UM, HELL NAW! ALL DOGS ARE TOTALLY ADORABLE. It depends on how you look at them. They could be ugly in your world, but in mine, if a dog is ugly, ITS CUTE!

Maryam Mujawar
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Maryam Mujawar

Shih tzu are beautiful…and so are all the breeds mentioned here.

cheyenne justice
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every one clam down if u think he/she is a dog hater WHY DID YOU CLICK ON THIS PAGE you all new from the title that they would say stuff about dogs (they did not even hate they gave yall FACTS)