Ugly Equals Beauty

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.”

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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