50 Ugly Dogs That Are Still So Darn Cute
For nearly 30 years, ugly dogs have vied for the crown in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Check out these top contenders!
The world’s ugliest dogs
Even ugly dogs can be cute, especially when they flash those puppy dog eyes and snuggle up next to you. So many people agree that ugly dogs are adorable that the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest has been held annually for almost 30 years. Owners from around the globe bring their pups to Petaluma, California, to celebrate each and every dog’s unique beauty. The dogs walk up and down the red carpet in front of judges, international media, celebrity hosts, and fans.
The contest promotes the love of all dogs and encourages people to adopt because many of the contestants came from shelters and puppy mills. Not every dog has to meet the kennel club’s pedigree standards to be a great addition to any home. Read on to take a look at some of the adorable contestants from the past few years.
Scamp the Tramp
Look at those locks.
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This adorable pup loves long car rides and meeting new people.
Look at her style. Rascal has appeared on America’s Got Talent and the cover of a magazine.
That tongue is ready to give kisses all day long.
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This little 1.8 kg chihuahua lives with 9 other rescue dogs.
This Mastiff/American Staffordshire mix is the most gentle giant.
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Josie doesn’t need any jewellery to make her one of the cutest ugly dogs.
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TeeTee is a Crestie Mix from Arizona with a great sense of humour, strong spirit, and a cute little tongue.
Look at that fluff!
Rooby Roux is completely blind and has two seeing eye humans.
That cute combover won the hearts of this pup’s parents.
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Willie, an American Staffordshire Terrier mix, is only 7 months old but already has a following on Instagram, has met some pretty cool celebrities, and even made an appearance on TV.
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Meatloaf’s nicknames include Meaty, Meat Monster, Mystery Meat, and Beefsquatch.
Zsa Zsa’s adorable face and swaying tongue won him first place in 2018’s World’s Ugliest Dog Competition. Many of these dogs were left on the streets or abandoned, but now they have a loving home.
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Daisy’s favourite place to be is half asleep in her mom’s arms.
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Moe the pug loves being showed off to the crowd at the 2017 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.
This chihuahua got a few bonus points for sporting this adorable polka-dot outfit.
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Sweepee Rambo swept the competition and took home first place in the 2016 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.
Smeagle sniffs out the competition.
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There is nothing icky about this adorable dog with the cutest fauxhawk.
On top of being known as one of the cutest ugly dogs around, Mugly is also a therapy dog.
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Zoomer blocked out the competition with his big hair.
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Reggie has the sweetest eyes that get his owners to give him lots of treats.
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Frodo is sticking his tongue out in hopes of getting some food
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Cyndy Loo Whoo
Cyndy Loo Whoo would fit in great in a Dr. Seuss book.
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With a name like Bubbers how could you ever get mad at this little guy?
Blanquito’s unique skin and crazy hair make him a perfect fit among all of these ugly dogs.
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Peanut was the winner of the 2014 competition. His owner proudly shows her off to the crowd.
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Mayzie proudly walks across the stage at the 2013 competition. All of that fluff is sure to make her a top contender.
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Walle is a Beagle Bassett Hound and Boxer Mix. He won the competition in 2013, it was probably because of that adorable smile.
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This pup is so happy to be out and about with her dad that she doesn’t even care about winning.
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Ellie Mae is a Chinese Crested and you will rarely see her with her tongue in her mouth.
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Pabst’s cute teeth won him first place in 2010.
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