Adorably Ugly Dog Breeds That Will Melt Your Heart

Jiggly jowls, wrinkly scowls, and fluffy tufts of fur that seem to sprout up at random. These are just some of the peculiar features that make certain dog breeds stand out as the “ugliest” of the pack.

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Read on to discover 25 dog ugly breeds – they may not fit the traditional beauty standards. Still, they’ll capture your heart with their big personalities and infectious energy.

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With their affectionate nature and goofy personalities, it’s hard not to be charmed by pugs. But let’s be honest; their flat faces, bulky frames, and bulging eyes are not exactly classified as traditionally attractive.



The Borzoi, also known as the Russian Hunting Sighthound, is a curious canine with a long, pointed snout and lean legs. Originating in Russia during the 1600s, this tall dog breed was favored by the aristocracy for centuries.

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Standard Schnauzer


With their long eyebrows, billy goat beard, and mustache, they are instantly recognizable and definitely have a unique appearance.

Chinese Shar-pei


With their blue-black tongue, wrinkly faces, and sagging skin, Shar Peis are instantly recognizable.

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Scottish Deerhound


Picture a greyhound on stilts, and you’ve got the basic idea of what a Scottish Deerhound looks like. With long legs and a slender frame, they’re built for speed and agility.

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