On June 26th, 2015, over five hundred people attended the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California. Most of the twenty-seven canine contestants were former shelter dogs, raising awareness of the need for "furever" homes (one of the benefits of this competition). The winning pooch, Quasi Modo, received a check for $1500, and will soon be whisked off to New York on a media tour followed by a makeover on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

This is all very well and good - and congrats, Quasi - but here at Bigstock we don't believe there is such a thing as an ugly dog. We believe in finding the beauty in every beast. So, without further ado, we proudly present the most "non-traditionally gorgeous" dogs in our royalty-free photo collection. Enjoy.

1. MIXED BREED CHINESE CRESTED DOG AND FRENCH BULLDOG

 

2. DANDIE DINMONT

 

3. CHINESE CRESTED DOG

 

4. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD DOG

 

5. GRIFFIN BRUXELLOIS

 Griffin Bruxellois by  Life on White

Griffin Bruxellois by Life on White

 

6. MEXICAN XOLOITZCUINTLE

 

8. ITALIAN GREYHOUND

 

8. MIXED BREED

 

9. BEDDINGTON TERRIER

Want to see more bone-chomping beauties? Check out our lightbox (below) filled with royalty-free photos of dogs and pups that really put the "wow" in bow wow. And, if you're new to Bigstock, sign up for a 7-day Free Trial of one of our image subscriptions, giving you access to over 25 million images for your projects. Happy downloading. 

Header image by Bigstock contributor Willee Cole

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AuthorBrian Masefield
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