Meet a Few Ugly Dogs – Only on the Outside

There’s no such thing as an ugly pet to its master, but then, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Nature is whimsical – we see this every day in its fickleness and instability, so it’s no surprise that it throws up a few odd looking creatures for every beautiful being that it creates. Dogs are man’s best friend – they make good companions, great guards, and excellent playmates. That’s why we bring them home, not for the way they look. Having said that, let’s take a look at a few weird-looking (and so ugly) breeds of dog:

  • Komondor: Originally from Hungary, this shaggy dog could easily be mistaken for an old mop if you came across it lying on the floor. To us it may look ugly with its long white locks falling all over its body, but the Hungarians have declared it a “national treasure”. It has the heaviest amount of hair in the dog world, and with its dreadlocked appearance, makes quite a picture.
  • Portuguese Water Dog: Most recently in the limelight for being chosen by President Barack Obama’s daughters to be the First dog because of its hypo allergenic quality, the Portuguese water dog is a kind of poodle with webbed feet which make it a good swimmer. It looks weird because of its hair which is curly all over the body but wavy around the tail and ears.
  • Chinese Crested: Infamous for winning the title of “World’s Ugliest Dog” six out of seven times, this tiny lapdog is distinctive with a shock of hair on its head and a smooth body otherwise. It is quite a popular breed with those who like toy dogs because it is not prone to many diseases.
  • Bedlington Terrier: This one looks remarkably like a fake lamb, something a child would produce when asked to draw one. It has a pear-shaped head with wooly fur that does not shed. Its eyes are triangular, and it has a body like a Greyhound which makes it very fast.
  • Neapolitan Mastiff: If you’re looking at a dog with folds of skin obscuring his face, you’ve just met the Neapolitan Mastiff. It’s a pretty large guard dog, and in spite of its gigantic appearance, its face has a kind of hangdog look which makes you want to laugh out loud.
  • Puli: This is the second Hungarian dog to feature on this list – the Puli is smaller than the Komondor and solid in color. It is covered with dreadlocks which make it virtually waterproof – imagine that! It hardly sheds however, but requires a lot by way of grooming.
  • Affenpinscher: This funny-looking dog has a face like a monkey, thin legs, and a shaggy coat of hair. It’s a lapdog that belongs to the terrier family, and its coat is groomed to be thicker over its head and shoulders than over its back and hind quarters.