Ugliest Dog Breeds

With a hairless body and tufted hair on the head, feet, and tail, this breed is unique.

Chinese Crested

Also known as 'Xolo', this breed comes in standard, miniature, and toy sizes, with or without hair. Once nearly extinct, today they're celebrated for their intelligence and companionship. Officially recognized in Mexico in 1956.

Mexican Hairless

Known for their loose, wrinkled skin and a droopy face, they are gentle giants.

Neapolitan Mastiff

This wrinkled giant gained popularity from "Turner and Hooch." Weighing 110+ lbs with a strong bite, they're loyal yet need experienced handlers. Their unique look is paired with a gentle nature.

Dogue de Bordeaux

Known as the 'Monkey Dog' due to its primate-like appearance.


Once an American icon, these loyal dogs faced adversity due to dog fights. Despite challenges, their true nature is affectionate and devoted. It's time to see past the misconceptions and embrace their genuine spirit.

American Pit Bull Terrier

This breed's long, corded coat resembles a mop, giving it a unique appearance.


Often described as "unkempt" or "homeless," this vocal breed almost faced extinction in the 1800s. Thanks to enthusiasts, their numbers revived. Though rare outside France, their unique charm is recognized by the United Kennel Club.

Griffon Nivernais

44-60 lb French spaniel is a skilled hunter. While its looks may be divisive, its talent and affectionate nature are universally admired.

French Spaniel

Originating from Hungary, this agile sheepdog is known for its distinctive "dreadlocks." Energetic and loyal, the Puli is both a playful companion and a skilled herder, celebrated by enthusiasts for its unique charm.

The Puli

Originating from 1835 England for agility in dog fights, its distinct face evolved with breeding. Known as the "white cavalier" for its all-white variant, today's Bull Terrier comes in white and colored varieties.

English Bull Terrier

A gentle giant with shaggy fur, bred for hunting large red deer. Weighing 75-110 lbs, their history is intertwined with nobility. Energetic yet laid-back, they're more likely to greet than guard.

Scottish Deerhound

An ancient Asian breed, Pugs charmed European royalty, notably Queen Victoria. Ranking 35th in AKC's 2022 list, these goofy, child-friendly dogs offer unique charm and undeniable companionship.


One of the tallest breeds, they have a rough coat and a unique appearance.

Irish Wolfhound

Bulldogs rose to fame in 2022. Their unique face brings health challenges like Brachycephalic syndrome. Yet, with hooded eyes and playful nature, they remain beloved family companions.