5 Contenders for the Ugliest Dog Breed

Dog is one of the most common pets around the world. In fact, dogs are called as “Man’s best friend”. People love dogs for a variety of reasons: They’re loyal, playful and usually very cute. But man’s best friend isn’t always the best-looking animal.

There are a number of ugly dog breeds out there, but which are the ugliest dogs ever?

Here’s the countdown of the top 5 ugliest dog breeds!


5. English Bull Terrier

These dogs that are well-known for having egg-shaped heads.


4. Komondor

This breed is known for its matted dreadlocks that range from 9 to 12 inches long. Komondors are often referred to as “mop dogs.”


3. Peruvian Hairless

This breed has coarse and irregular wisps of hair on its body and a short hair on top of it’s head. This Dog pre-dates the Inca Empire and that a fondness for ugly dog breeds is nothing new.


2. Whippet

With its disproportionately small head and lanky body this breed reminds us of an awkward teenager.


1. Chinese Crested

The number 1 spot goes to the Chinese Crested. If any individual dog is famous for ugliness, it’s this one. These dogs may lack fur on their bodies, but they possess tufts of silky and flowing fur on their head, paws, and tail. The overall effect is a wacky and wild appearance that makes the dog so ugly, it’s cute.



These dogs are all ugly in their own way, and we determined our list based on a thoroughly unscientific process. Ugly dogs can be just as sweet, devoted, and fun-loving as good-looking ones. In fact, maybe that’s why people are drawn to ugly dogs in the first place – because they prove what Mom always told us, that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Why Are Dogs Noses Wet?

If you’re a dog owner, then you’re probably familiar with the feeling of a dog’s cold, wet nose pressing against your skin. Have you ever wondered ‘Why dogs have wet noses?’ Believe it or not, a wet nose isn’t just for getting your attention, or leaving wet nose prints on every glass surface of your house. Having a wet nose serves a few major functions for a dog.

A dogs sense of smell can be up to 1000,000 times better than a human. Their wet nose contributes to their incredible sense of smell. A dog’s nose secretes its own, thin layer of mucus that aids their sense of smell. When a dog licks his nose, it helps him “smell” even more deeply. In fact, dogs have over 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose,  compared to the human’s paltry 5 million.

Another reason is that dogs don’t sweat the same way as humans do. Dogs keep cool by panting and by ‘sweating’ through their paws and noses. A wet nose is a vital part in helping them cool down their body. They have special glands inside their noses that secrete a watery fluid that moistens the inside of the nose and help keep the dog cool.

Here are fun facts about a dogs nose

  1. A dogs nose can breathe air in and out at the same time.
  2. Each dog’s nose print is unique, like each human’s fingerprint.
  3. Dogs have a special part of their noses called the Jacobson’s organ that lets them ignore the smell of poop when they sniff another dog’s rear.
  4. Short-snouted dogs, like the pug and boxer, are less sensitive to smell because they have have fewer scent-detecting receptors than dogs with longer snouts like the German Shepherd, or Labrador.
  5. Dogs have a scent receptor in their nose called the vomeronasal organ that’s dedicated solely to sniffing out pheromones. This can help tell them a lot about their environment and why they like to spend so much time sniffing around areas other dogs like to visit.