Hmmm… We talked cats yesterday, and today is officially the “Ugliest Dog Day.” (Seems unfair, I know.) Call them ugly or call them cute, the antics of dogs are hysterical. While not all dogs seem photogenic, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Believe it or not, there are dogs with what are considered less attractive features. Forget all political correctness today.
Drawing up to 30,000 attendees (of the human sort), The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is held annually in Petaluma, California at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. The esteemed worst-in-show title has most frequently gone to the Chinese Crested, a breed that has won more than 20 times since the contest started in the 1970s. With its hairless body and bulging eyes, the breed is officially described by the American Kennel Club as the “ultra-affectionate companion dog.”