The great thing about dogs is that they’re beautiful even when they’re not beautiful.
At least, that’s the spirit and attitude behind the World’s Ugliest Dog contest. And this year’s top prize went to 10-year-old Quasi Modo. Congratulation?
Quasi is a pit bull and Dutch shepherd mix who was born with spinal defects. That’s the real reason why she looks ugly.
Speaking of ugly dogs, there are many ugly dog breeds out there. And here’s the countdown of the top 10 ugliest dog breeds!
1. Chinese Crested
Of course the first place goes to the Chinese Crested dog. If any individual dog is famous for ugliness, it’s this one.
Personality certainly makes a dog adorable, but if dogs 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.” But the Chinese Crested is in no way so-ugly-it’s-cute: It’s just straight-up ugly.
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 dog photo in the whole bunch, but on average I would consider the Mexican Hairless to be the second worst-looking dog breed.
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 the Neapolitan Mastiffs are included on this list.
4. The Komondor
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.
By looking at this picture, I question whether or not this dog is, in fact, some alien species instead of an actual dog breed.
6. Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhounds are sighthounds which, on average, are the tallest breed of dogs, but they’re also without a doubt one of the ugliest dogs, too.
7. Caucasian Mountain Dog
Caucasian Mountain Dogs are one of the tallest and ugliest dog breeds. The Caucasian Mountain Dog is like the Chow Chow’s oversized and obese-looking cousin.
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.
9. Bedlington Terrier