The shortlist for Britain’s ugliest dog has been revealed
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but these dogs aren’t shying away from their unconventional looks, vying for the title of the UK’s ‘most hideous’ pup.
The competition, set up by a photography company, aims to ‘celebrate the best’ ugly mutts in the country, with the winner getting a professional makeover and a photoshoot to show off their new look.
Despite the negative connotations of the accolade, hundreds of entries poured in, and the finalists have now been revealed.
‘These seven were the ones who made our eyes hurt when we looked at them,’ commented Matt Dahan, founder of organiser ParrotPrint.com.
‘We look forward to selecting the winner and sharing their photoshoot experience with the world, when we hope to show that every dog is beautiful no matter how ugly they might first appear.’
Judges whittled the shortlist down to the ‘most offensive to look at,’ and will assess the remaining entries before announcing the winner in February.
Of the dogs that made the cut, brachycephalic breeds (like pugs and French bulldogs) featured heavily.
A hairless Chinese crested that can’t put its tongue away also nabbed a spot in the final round, along with a one-eyed pooch with an unfortunate underbite.
While they’re not blessed with classic good looks, these underdogs have big personalities and are adored by their owners.
Which do you think deserves the crown?
French bulldog Marnie is two, from Wiltshire, and a master of the ‘stink eye’.
Source of data and images: metro