Ugliest dog contest

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  1. Giny

    Giny Active Member

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    I just saw they awarded another dog for the ugliest dog contest.

    Is it just me or does others see this and just breaks your heart. Most of these dogs have serious health issues, like one pug had a severe eye infection or glaucoma, not sure what was going on but it look painful. Even the newest little guy has some eye problems. Most have teeth problems.

    Even without the health issues, I hate this tittle. Poor dogs, they all have their own specific beauty, weather it's the looks, charm.

    I can't help to tear up when seeing this on the news.

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    World's Ugliest Dog: Yoda Of Hanford, California
     
  2. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    I can't say I'm a fan. I thought they added a vet check requirement?
     
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    Giny Active Member

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    They do? I don't know, but that Pug's eye doesn't seem healthy.

    Sorry, tried to post the picture of Hercules but it's just not working.
     
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    oakash Kat/Oak AKA The Nice One

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    I saw that :/

    I thought it was terrible, and I think every dog can be cute, whether because of their personality, or maybe they are so ugly they're cute.
     
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    My biggest problem with it is that anyone who has heard of Chinese Crested dogs have heard of them because of this. So people are only used to seeing absolutely nasty looking ones and think they are all ugly.
     
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    Most of the Cresteds/Crested mixes who have won these competitions are pretty old. IME As a breed, they don't seem to age well especially the poorly bred ones. They are prone to skin issues, many end up totally toothless and old dog muscle wasting because extremely obvious with them. I don't really see a problem with these competitions. The dogs generally seem loved and well cared for, despite their sometimes rather creepy appearance. I think the Pug should probably lose his other eye too but there could be a reason they haven't had it removed, such as he's a high risk for surgery.
     
  8. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I hate the Ugliest Dog Contest... it makes me really sad :(

    WTF is up with Ratdog's quote?

    Lucille looks terrible :(
     
  9. AliciaD

    AliciaD On second thought...

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    It makes me nauseous, but I hope that it's a way for those that own a dog a little less glamorous than the rest can still celebrate and be proud of their dogs.

    As for health issues related to their looks, it would really make me feel better if any illnesses/injuries were not poor breeding related, and if all the dogs were rescues I think that would be best. Wishful thinking perhaps.
     
  10. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    I don't know. I always take it as a celebration of all dogs . . . even the ugly ones. The winners almost always seem to be strays and rescues, and well loved at that.

    I think its a good idea to have the idea raised in peoples minds that even ugly dogs are worthwhile . . . and that its possible to be so ugly that you're cute.
     
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    I watched one couple of years back. I thought the owners were always really sweet with their dogs and the dogs were very loved. I frequently refer to Delgado as "slow" or "oblivious" but I don't love him any less for it. It seems like a pretty friendly, laid back competition. I doubt anyone is going to purposefully go out and breed/purchase an ugly dog just to compete, so I don't see the harm. Some of the dogs do look like they need some vet care though. It would be nice to know that all of the dogs had a clean bill of health or something.
     
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    I agree with this....

    except, I remember reading about one of these contest where the winner was being bred to produce more ugly dog winners...that is disturbing for sure
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    They should have a must be spayed/neutered rule. If the dog is that ugly, for whatever reason, it should NOT be bred.

    But the real problem in that case is that the owners were morons . . . you can't really hold the contest responsible for that level of idiocy. However, they should institute a spay neuter rule to prevent it from happening again.
     
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    Oh definitely...I actually meant to add to my statement...that is not the fault of the contest however:)
     
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    Agreed 100%. In this beauty obsessed society, this contest just gives light to dogs who arent as lucky to be bless with a natural look.

    Most of these dogs have deformities, some wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for constant vet treatment. A lot of these dogs are from animal shelters so it isn't out of the line to say that these dogs were born from bad breeding practices.
     
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    This is what I've always thought about the contest. The one old crested that kept winning over and over until he passed away was pretty awesome. You could even buy a calender with his pictures in it, which I thought was pretty rad. Otherwise, who would think of hanging pictures of a super ugly dog on their wall?
     
  17. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Lucille was a rescue dog who by the sounds of it has really landed on her feet.

    I just feel all WTF about pee wee martini.............................. That is one ugly dog.

    The comp doesn't bother me. I love all their weird crinkly faces only a mother could love :D

    And yeah, if you read, most are rejects and rescues... bless them.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    omg I just found more pics of him...... He needs a medal!

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    AliciaD On second thought...

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    Is that a tattoo meaning Pee Wee Martini?!!!

    Somebody loves their dog.
     

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