Top 17 Ugliest Dogs in the World

Ugliest Dogs in the World. What are the ugliest dogs in the world? Here’s what we know. Dogs are always seen as smart and beautiful by their owners. But, you can’t blame them! I mean, all dog owners have tendencies to be biassed when it comes to their beloved furry friends.

But let’s be straight here, not all dogs are cute and charming. As a matter of fact, there’s this competition that goes on every year in California.

Let dive in..

The Ugliest Dogs in the World

17. Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff, Ugliest Dogs in the World
Neapolitan Mastiff

Whatever you think an ugly dog should look like, I bet you the Neapolitan Mastiff is just a little above that. They are large, they are muscular, and they are also one of the ugliest dog breeds in the world. They look like an English Mastiff decided to have a baby pup with a Shar Pei, that’s just ugly on a whole new level.

16. Peruvian Hairless

Peruvian Hairless, Ugliest Dogs in the World
Peruvian Hairless

I would have said ugly was just this dogs’ only problem, but hairless too! I mean, come on now! This dog breed takes the sixteenth position as the ugliest dog in the world. And this comes with no argument!

15. Chihuahua

Peruvian Hairless, Ugliest Dogs in the World

Not only are they smallish in size, consider the smallest breed in the world, the Chihuahua is also the fifteenth ugliest dog breed in the world. Their size is just as much of a problem as their look; they have large, erect ears and big, round eyes set in a high, rounded skull.

14. Whippet!


Now, look at this one. The Whippet dog. You may want to ask why it’s made the list as one of the ugliest dogs in the world? Well, I’ll tell you why! when you go crossbreeding a Greyhound, the Italian Greyhound and a type of terrier during the late nineteenth century, that’s what you get. Ug-Lee!

13. Puli

Puli dog
Puli dog

When you take a look at the Puli dog breed, you may just get a mix reaction of ‘awwn’ and ‘what the hell!’ It’s listed as the 13th ugliest dog in the world.

Why would anyone want to continue breeding this species of dogs? I mean just look at it, it looks like it’ll pack enough germs and bacteria’s on its dreadlocks-looking coat which hangs down and can become really long, even reaching the ground.

The Puli sits as the thirteenth ugliest dog breed in the world.

12. Komondor


Just like the Puli, the Komodor is another very hairy, weird-looking dog and is the twelveth ugliest dog on our list. The entire body of this mutt is covered with an extremely corded and felted coat, which is about 9 to 12 inches long and generally white in colour.

11. Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher, Ugliest Dogs in the World

When I say show me an ugly looking dog, you say Affenpinscher! Ugly! I can’t help it but wonder how people actually this breed of dog and keep them as pets. Don’t get me wrong, all dogs breeds deserve love, affection, and respect.

I get it! But I seriously can’t deny the fact that dog is simply, one of the ugliest I’ve ever seen with its unkept appearance. It is the eleventh ugliest dog on our list.

10. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu

Next up on our list of ugliest dog breed is a dog that was once favorite to royalties, the Shih Tzu. I guess they may have realized how ugly this mutt is, that’s why they started having them replaced slowly.

Well, due to its absurdly hairy coat with shorts, and a relatively long body broadheads, and really wide eyes, profuse beard and mustache (like that of an old Chinese Shaolin Master), and large, pendant ears covered with abundant hair, the Shih Tzu is our tenth ugliest dog breed in the world.

9. Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin looks like a grumpy old lady who’s tired of complaining about kids who keep ruining her garden.

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Also referred to as the Japanese Spaniel, the Chin is a small breed of dog and the 9th ugliest dog on our list of ugliest dog breeds in the world.

Surprisingly, this dog breed shares most of its traits with cats which include its acute alertness, independability, and intelligence. Such an amazing ugly creature!

8. English Bull Terrier

English Bull Terrier
English Bull Terrier

Well, you wanted ugly so! We simply can’t forget to mention the English Bull Terrier. It’s a muscular brute with a well-rounded body, a large, egg-shaped head, and small rectangular eyes.

Its Neck is long with a robust shoulder, coupled with a short tail, this dog is listed as the 8th ugliest dog in the world.

7. Mexican Hairless

Mexican Hairless
Mexican Hairless

The Mexican Hairless is another terrible looking dog that is completely hairless. This ugly dog could be seen coated and hairless. Both varieties come in standard, miniature and toy sizes.

6. Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff

This Tibetan Mastiff dog belongs to the mastiff family. Records have it that the Tibetan Mastiff is among the tallest dog in the world, where the height of the male is around 66-66cm and its female is around 61-71cm.

The Tibetan dog has a 12- 15 years life expectancy. its beauty has been undermined, but still considered one of the ugliest dogs in the world.

5. Borzoi


One look at the Borzoi and wham! You see ugly! This breed of the breed is not just a member of the sighthound family but is also a member of the ugliest dog family. It is a bizarre-looking canine and is one of the tallest dogs too.

But, despite its weird look, this dog breed is very intelligent, is loyal to its master and affectionate with its family, making it suitable for families with little children. It comes at number five as the ugliest dog in the world.

4. Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier

The 4th position of the ugliest dog in the world goes to the Wire Fox Terrier. One of many terrier breeds. Are the Wire Fox bears considered a good pet? yes, they are, as they do have great bound with children. If you have ever considered buying this dog. trust me you won’t regret it.

However, due to it, uncommon beard, it was voted among the ugliest dogs in the world.

3. Pug


Next up is the Pug. In my opinion, Pugs look really adorable when they are just pups, but what happens to their adorable appearance when they grow older, I can’t explain.

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But, the truth is, they’re overrated. I mean, just take a look at it, it looks like it ran its face into a brick wall. And with those bulging eyes that look like they about to fall out, there’s no doubt it is the 3rd ugliest dogs in the world.

2. Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar Pei, Ugliest Dogs in the World
Chinese Shar Pei

Second place goes to the Chinese Shar-Pei. If any individual dog is famous for ugliness, it’s this one. A dog can be seen as adorable by its personality (loyal, intelligent, playful, etc), but if it were rated by its physical appearance, Chinese Shar-Pei would certainly take the second place, only to be bested by another ugly mutt, the Chinese Crested.

But, however, its large head with folds all over certainly makes them the second ugliest dogs in the world

1. Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog, Ugliest Dogs in the World
Chinese Crested Dog

Down to the last, ugliest looking dog on our list is the Chinese crested dog. In my personal opinion, I really think people should stop breeding or buying them! Come on! Look at it, doesn’t it look bizarre enough? The Chinese Crested dog is hairless (that means, for the most part, they are born without fur). 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, not in the case of the Chinese Crested, they are straight-up ugly and so deservingly takes the first position as the ugliest dogs in the world. I mean, there isn’t one attractive thing about this dog.

Would you consider buying any of these dogs?

#1. if yes which of these dogs would you buy?

#2. If no, tell us why

About the author

David Samuel

David Samuel is the Senior Writer for Porumba. He is a writer, Economist and loves research.

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