Top 10 Ugly Dog Breeds in The World


Last Updated on June 16, 2017

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. While the beautiful ones are popular and admired, the least attractive ones are often neglected. The most common dog breeds around the world are famous thanks to how they look which often doesn’t match their temperaments.

For example, pugs and bulldogs are widely popular nowadays but they suffer from respiratory and reproductive problems and would cost a fortune in medical bills. Well, these dogs may not be the most attractive but many of them are famous for their wonderful behaviors. Besides, each breed is just unique.

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Check out the top 10 ugliest dog breeds in the world:

1. English Bull Terrier

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The English Bull Terrier is a uniquely ugly dog breed that’s easy to remember. This dog is distinguished by its egg-shaped head, generally, weighs around 40 pounds and stands at 22 inches in height. It’s also known for being protective and aggressive, which make a perfect breed for obedience and agility training.

English Bull Terriers can live an average of 13 years and have a surprising price tag of $1,200 per puppy. Unfortunately, they are prone to various hearing issues and may turn deaf later in life.

2. Hungarian Puli

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This dog breed is characterized by its thick mass of hair, which grows naturally into hair mats. This makes the Hungarian Puli extremely difficult to groom, bathe, and dry. This pup can weigh up to 35 pounds, live up to 14 years, and have a puppy price tag of around $800.

Hungarian Pulis are famous for being smart and alert and can be used as herd or guard dogs. Unless you want to try it yourself, you should make a yearly budget for grooming this pooch.

3. Bedlington Terrier

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This dog breed has an extremely strange appearance, its fur grows in a unique pattern, and its body is totally bent. The Bedlington Terrier has an average weight of about 23 pounds and a lifespan of 12 to 13 years. Also, a puppy costs around $1500.

One of the rarest breeds in the world, this pup is unfortunately prone to optometric health issues.

4. Brussels Griffon

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This is also a rare dog breed that appears to be a weird cross between a hairy Pug and a Shih-Tzu. They’re characterized by their bug-like eyes and a nearly deformed face with silky long fur.

The Brussels Griffon stands at 11 inches in height and weighs around 10 pounds, with an average lifespan of about 14 years. This strange-looking pup is alert, extremely playful, and healthy.

A puppy will cost you $700 and will also keep you entertained.

5. American Staghound

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The American Staghound is long, ragged, and hunch-backed, which make them look more like a wild creature. This dog’s ugly appearance is mainly due to their wolf-like face and the bizarre way their fur grows.

They stand 30 inches tall and weigh around 80 pounds, with a lifespan of about 13 years. Although the American Staghound looks aggressive, they are actually affectionate and can make a very good pet.

6. Affenpinscher

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This tiny ugly dog often weighs only 9 pounds and stands at around 12 inches in height. The Affenpinscher has a unique grumpy face but is known for being a very affectionate dog breed. A puppy can cost you $400 on average, with a lifespan of about 13 years.

7. Peruvian Inca Orchid

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This dog breed looks too ugly that they became cute. The Peruvian Inca Orchid has a ball of gray or white hair on top of their head with a hairless body, making them look like a funny old man. This pup can live up to 10 years, weighs around 20 pounds and is about 20 inches in height.

Inca Orchids are known for being gentle, affectionate, and very intelligent, which is why they’re used as sighting, hunting, and obedience dogs. A puppy will cost you $500.

8. Xoloitzcuintli

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Xoloitzcuintli, also called the Mexican Hairless, is one of the top 3 ugliest dog breeds on this list. This dog appears like a huge hairless Chihuahua, with some hair that sometimes grows on their face, leading to more unattractiveness.

Mexican Hairless pups weigh around 35 pounds and can live up to 17 years. Despite their ugly appearance, these dogs are friendly, social, and affectionate. Unfortunately, their lack of fur makes them prone to many skin problems.

9. Neapolitan Mastiff

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This is an immense dog breed weighing up to 130 pounds and is around 27 inches tall, with a lifespan of up to 9 years. Although the Neapolitan Mastiffs may look scary and depressed, they are friendly, gentle, loyal, great family pets and make amazing tracking dogs.

A puppy will cost around $1,200 and will also be costly as adults due to their hip dysplasia problems.

10. Chinese Crested

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This is perhaps the ugliest dog breed in the world, mostly bald, partly hairy, and weird. Thanks to their unpleasant appearance, these dogs have starred in many films and commercials. They weigh only about 10 pounds and can live up to 14 years. A puppy costs about $850.

The Chinese Crested breed has no specific health issues and is very playful and gentle.



  1. None of these dogs are ugly! A dog looks like a dog looks.