10 of the world’s peculiarly ugly dog breeds
Dogs are men’s best friends for a reason. They are loyal, friendly and can be excellent protectors if properly trained and raised. Most popular breeds of dogs are Golden Retrievers, German Shepard, Pomeranians and Labradors. These dogs are good looking, loyal, good with small children and very easy to train and raise.
Most of the people around the world mostly buy dogs for either security or for their cute looks. But there are some breeds that no one would like to buy, if solely based on looks. These not so good looking dog breeds are very intelligent, smart and fiercely loyal to their masters. They are also gentle and docile in demeanour; hence people are attracted to buy these dogs if they really want to have a real pet experience.
Here are the top 10 ugliest looking dogs in the world.
10 Hungarian Puli
Dogs of this breed very closely resemble a mop that you use to clean your floors. These dogs have the natural Rastafarian look, as their fur grows in natural dreadlock fashion.
These dogs are very alert and extremely good at guarding purposes. They are also gentle in nature to their owners and masters. The major problem with these dogs is the costs of their upkeep, thanks to their fur. It is impossible to groom them without professional help. They can live upto 14 years and weigh close to 40 pounds.
9 English Bull Terrier
These egg head shaped dogs have immense popularity among dog lovers all around the world. The English Bull Terrier can live upto 13 years and are aggressive and protective in nature, good and gentle with babies and small children. Their nature also makes them perfect to train and make them obedient.
The problem with this breed is that the dogs tend to go deaf due to the odd shape of their ears. A puppy costs around $1,200.
8 American Staghound
Looking more like a wild animal and dangerous to domesticate, these giants of dogs are pretty docile and gentle in their nature. An American Staghound can live upto 14 years and stand at 30 inches tall.
The staghounds have a face that closely resembles a wolf. They are excellent outdoors and are good companions on trekking and hunting trips.
7 Bedlington Terrier
A Belington terrier looks like a poodle whose fur shredded in interesting fashion. These dogs are very unique and are small in numbers, so a puppy costs around $1,500 and this breed is plagued with eye problems owing to its design.
6 Brussels Griffon
One of the most playful, energetic and restless breeds are the Brussels griffon. They stand at 11 inches tall and a puppy costs around $700. They look like ewoks from the Star Wars movies. The dog has a beautiful long coat of fur and have no health issues what so ever.
A dog breed that looks like a ewok (another one!!) from Star Wars franchise. An Affenpinscher is a small breed of dog weighing 9 pounds. The fur looks like a permanent after effect of an electrical shock. Don’t worry though; the grumpy looking dog is extremely gentle and affectionate.
4 Peruvian Inca Orchid
Peruvian Inca Orchid is a breed of dogs that has a hairless body except its tail and head. The dog lives to 10+ years in age and around 20 pounds in weight. Despite looking ugly due to its hairless body, the dogs of this breed are highly intelligent and very obedient. They are very affectionate and caring dogs. These dogs are mostly used as sighting and hunting dogs.
If being ugly was not enough for the dogs of this breed, someone went ahead and gave them an almost unpronounceable name. They are also known as Mexican hairless. With life expectancy of around 17 years and weigh of 35 pounds, this breed of dogs is particularly ugly looking.
The body of the dog is completely hairless, except a small covering mainly on its head. The dogs are very gentle, friendly and social in their demeanour.
2 Neapolitan Mastiff
Well Neapolitan Mastiff is one of the biggest dogs on this list. Weighing at 130 pounds and at 27 inches in height, these gentle dogs look highly depressing and intimidating.
But surprise, these gentle dogs are perfect for your family as they are loyal, loving and caring, especially towards children. A puppy costs around $1,200 and they have life expectancy of 9 years. They may suffer from hip and bone problems in later life, but despite looking huge and scary, they are cuddly at heart.
1 Chinese Crested
The crown of world’s ugliest dog breed goes to the Chinese Crested. These dogs have a long life of around 14 years and weigh just 10 pounds. This breed has made the best of its looks and is favourites of the movie and commercial world, as they have starred in films and commercials.
The dogs are a bundle of energy and are very playful and gentle breed. A puppy costs around about $850 and people quite like these dogs and are willing to buy these as they also don’t have any major health issues.