Are there any dog breeds you find ugly/dislike the look of?

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EBs bother me a lot. I just look at them and get sad.

But frankly any bracchiosephalic dog, and dogs with deformed limbs . . . anything structural that can cause major issues to a dog I just find really sad and those are the breeds/dogs I wouldn't own.
 

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True Romy that there is a huge difference depending on how they're groomed, but I'm still not a fan of either Bichon. It's weird, I can't even describe it well, I just don't like their heads/faces. I'm less 'bothered' by the Bouviers and Schnauzers but they still just aren't my type. As far as the Poodles, again I don't like the shape of their head. Clearly I'm particular about heads, which I never realized before!
 

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Okay Romy, I was going to say I don't like Shar Peis, except for a few at work, but the few at work that I like are the bone mouth types. The meat mouth, I don't like.

Odd. I really do like the bone mouth type of pei though. Very interesting and I learned something. Also, we have a bearcoat pei, but we all thought he was a shar pei mix, including his owner :p Very strange.

I don't like english bulldogs though. :p
 

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Boxers. I've met some (either really excellent show quality, or Boxers who are so far from being up to breed standard they could be called Pit Bulls) who are stunning. But, many more who are bug-bloodshot-eyed, have twisted faces, crusty noses, weird jaws, scream bloody murder, have snot/dirt constantly flying from them. Paired with gangly legs that are hurled at your chest 99% of the time. I know they are one of the breeds that is supposed to look silly, but I couldn't see myself living with that. I used to want one! But after spending time with thousands, the vast majority terribly bred, I am past that phase.
This is why I don't think I'd really like a boxer from a breeder. And the health issues, ugh. I think boxers are flipping ADORABLE but I don't do slobber or snorting. Gavroche is very un-boxer-like (and really I still think he's at least mixed with American Bulldog). He doesn't snore or snort, he doesn't drool. But he does have one seriously ****ed up bite.


Anyway, I don't think there's any breeds as a whole that make me want to gouge my eyes out, but there are traits I don't like and breeds that tend to just be "meh" at best.

I'm not a fan of the way labs look, with some exceptions. Sometimes I do find a very nice lab that I'd actually love to own.

I don't like English bulldogs. And probably at least 90% of EB breeders. It seems like everyone and their mother are breeding EBs to make a quick buck. They have wayyyyy undershot bites, are stinky and snorty and stinky and drooly and stinky and FAT and stinky. There is ONE bulldog at work that I like. He's clean, not fat, and not crazy wrinkly and crap.

I'm not a fan of most GSDs, though there are some well-bred ones that I do like.

I don't care for yorkies at all, and actually most small dogs I'm not a fan of. I don't like toy or mini poodles, though I LOVE the looks of the standard poodle (but not in show coat). I don't like dogs that have so much hair you can't tell that it has a head, let alone eyes. I don't like most brachycephalic breeds, though some are worse than others - such as pugs and pekes. I don't like most chihuahuas, though there are some cute ones. i don't like dogs that look like their eyes are going to pop out of you squeeze them a but too hard.

I prefer smooth or wiry coats - I'm not a fan of most long haired dogs, though there are exceptions.

I honestly wasn't a fan of the look of collies - especially smooth collies - but it kind of grew on me lol. I think smoothies in particular are gorgeous now, but it was an acquired taste. I don't like the look of border collies, except for the smoothies. That's that hair thing again.

I like cresteds, but other hairless dogs don't appeal to me. Though I LOVE hairless cats! I didn't used to like cresteds, either, but they also grew on me, and I would own one now.

I don't like cropped ears except for in dobes and min pins. They look funny to me when they're uncropped.

Not a fan of the looks of pembrokes, but I love cardigans (and it really, REALLY annoys me when someone says "welsh corgi" and doesn't specify if it's a cardigan or a pembroke...the receptionist at work wants a corgi and I asked her what kind and she says "Welsh" ugh, NO, tell me WHAT KIND).

I didn't used to like doxies, but they've kind of grown on me too. I don't like the long hair doxies much, though. And I don't like the black and tan much.
 

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Most Labs... I'm just used to seeing sooo many poorly bred Labs. Most of them look like a weird assortment of body parts; curly tail, tiny shrunken head (or giant Rottie head!), fat body, long legs, incredibly swayed back. Most look like mixes. When I see a well bred or even well-put-together Lab it surprises me! A well-bred Lab is a breath-taking dog, but a rarity.
Ditto this!

I love labs, but there are a lot of ugly ones. I'm actually worried if I do decide to get a Lab, that I'm going to have too hard of a time finding an attractive dog... :lol-sign:

also agreed on the boxer thing. Boxers are not my cup of tea *at all*.
 

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I'm not sure how much of what I don't like in looks relates to my knowledge of issues that look tends to produce. Like most, my first thought was the brachy dogs; but how much of that is because I know the health issues (and lord, the noises!) that come from that? I could never live with it - but how 'ugly' is it to me? Not sure.

The dogs I find unattractive tend to be the ones that don't look healthy. Some breeds and types produce a lot more of them than others. But you show me a fit, clean, athletic anything, and I tend to appreciate the looks.

Except cropped ears. They just do not do it for me, on any breed. It always looks fake to me.
 

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Boxers. I've met some (either really excellent show quality, or Boxers who are so far from being up to breed standard they could be called Pit Bulls) who are stunning. But, many more who are bug-bloodshot-eyed, have twisted faces, crusty noses, weird jaws, scream bloody murder, have snot/dirt constantly flying from them. Paired with gangly legs that are hurled at your chest 99% of the time. I know they are one of the breeds that is supposed to look silly, but I couldn't see myself living with that.
I've seen a lot of fugly boxers and I don't understand it! I look at the boxer rescue website all the time and most of them on there... are just not cute. My brother has an ugly boxer--but she'd probably look cuter if she didn't have such an extreme underbite.
I may be biased (;)) but I think Juno turned into a pretty decent looking boxer. She's not show quality, and her breeder does not show so who knows how her parents would stack up... but maybe that's not such a bad thing.


Anyway. I do not like the look of poodles, bichons (and yet I sometimes find Lucy cute, and she's a mix of those two lol), shih tzus, lhasa apsos, spaniels.... I know there's more but that's all I can think of.
 

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This is why I don't think I'd really like a boxer from a breeder. And the health issues, ugh. I think boxers are flipping ADORABLE but I don't do slobber or snorting. Gavroche is very un-boxer-like (and really I still think he's at least mixed with American Bulldog). He doesn't snore or snort, he doesn't drool. But he does have one seriously ****ed up bite.
I know a champion Boxer, named Knight Shadow, who is super handsome. He has perfectly cropped ears and he's just a nicely put together dog, and also such a gentleman. I would steal him.

But my fave Boxers are like Gavroche. There's one, Jakey, who looks exactly like him except for having a blue eye. He's giant and very chill and I swear to his owner that he must be part American Bulldog, but she's positive that he's a Boxer. The breed has become so popular that there's a ton of types now. By messed up bite, I mean, their jaw is literally crooked... like... slanting down on one side. Juno is also a nice looking Boxer. She looks so clean and sleek!

I forgot to mention, I don't like breeds whose fur obscures their eyes and expression. I always find myself being much more cautious around them, as I cannot read them, nor can other dogs. Doodles especially make me nervous.

LOL Pit the Piglet!
 

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By messed up bite, I mean, their jaw is literally crooked... like... slanting down on one side.
I need to try to get a picture of Gavroche's bite, but it takes both hands to pull back all his lips :rofl1: I never realized just HOW bad it is until he started grinding his teeth this year. It could be much worse, but he's got an undershot bite AND it's kind of off to the side. Hard to explain.
 

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I just realized the reason Gavroche's bite seems crooked is because he has 4 upper incisors on one side and 3 on the other :rofl1: I just saw a picture of a dog with 8 incisors and thought "I wonder..." lol I should count his other teeth and see if they're messed up xD
 

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This is an individual basis but small eyes proportionally.

I would hands down take any dog though if it was the last one/last breed on the planet. Seems petty to throw stones at an appearance, and then not want yours or your dogs mocked.
 
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Pugs. just never ever have been attracted to them. wouldn't have chose him, his looks have grown on me, an I do find him cue, but it took a bit.

merle anything pretty much is not my cup of tea at all.

beagles I have never been fond of their looks. yes i own one. I wouldn't have chose him, his looks have grown on me, an I do find him cue, but it took a bit.

JRTS, TFT's anything like that something about the ratters do not appeal to me at all.

short stocky labs that look like barrels, the "bench" bred i think they are.

Most golden retrieves too. something about them i do not care for their looks. there is some that i look at and go wow that dog is beutiful, but not many enough to count on 2 hands, and I groom tons of them a week.

Collies with the LONGGGGGG needle nose.

greyhounds dont appeal to me to much. But i could see myself owning one, one day too. Something about them has always appelead to me. And i really think i will in the far future (like 30-40 years lol)
 
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But I mean, they're still dogs. Even if a dog isn't beautiful to me it can still be cute. I can appreciate just about whatever look a dog has going.
This is me completely - I love dogs and even if I don't care for their body style, etc., I love to see a well-bred, healthy, happy dog - from Mastiff to Chihuahua, to Wolfhounds and, of course, Dachshunds.
I think the only thing about dogs that bugs me about dogs, is when you get one very badly proportioned to the extent it's maybe even in pain from bad breeding.
 

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Psh... Harleigh is very cute!!! Most of the Labs I see (well, most dogs) are also not well cared for, are very overweight and have joint/structural issues because of that. A dog who is in really good shape and is super well cared for is instantly much more attractive to me. Harleigh is also a giant, Daney Lab which makes her special. :) She has a nice head and expression. I am not a fan of shrunken, snippy heads in any breed.
Hehe thanks! I think she's pretty cute too. Crazy, but cute.

Ugh - most Labs around here are like what you mentioned. They are like fat sausages walking around, I really don't see how their owners think they look "fine" when they are obviously so overweight! Then they say, "they look just like the show Labs on TV". LOL, I'm sorry there is a difference in bone and plain fat. :p

I'm not a fan of most purely field lines - the heads just don't look right to me. I love some of them, but most of the ones I see their heads are far to small or long for their body! Obviously there are some fantastic looking field Labs out there, but I like a mix of the lines, I guess - not an overly done Lab, but not a Lab bred solely for performance... KWIM?
 

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Anything hairless, with a smooshed/flat face, cropped ears, or a dome head gives me the heebie jeebies--it just looks so unnatural. Bearded dogs don't do it for me either (their mouths always look so dirty to me). I'm also not a fan of a wiry coat...I like to cuddle something soft and fluffy.

I've known and liked dogs with all of the above traits based on their personalities, but don't find them visually attractive. To each and all their own though. Nothing wrong with that!
 

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Izzie is sad that she's ugly... She'll go hide in her ugly corner now. She can't help that she was hit with the ugly stick and that she is repulsive to everyone, she is sincerely sorry that she pollutes chaz with her ugly ugly mug. Lol.

I don't like Boxers, at all. Most are gross to me. Labs are just not my cup of tea, neither are most setters. Hairless dogs creep me out, i hate having to touch them. Most chihuahuas here (as in my city) are just weird looking, like their necks are being squeezed so hard their eyes are inflating and gonna pop out. Hounds with lots of droopy droopy skin look like they'd smell, same with mastiffs. Doodles are just weird to me, their fur is like weird and random and they all just look wonky to me.

ETA: I'm joking about that first bit BTW... Y'all won't be able to escape hideous Izzie pictures ever.
 
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Ugly dogs? Dandee Dinmonts are the ugliest dogs EVER! Badly put together out of spare parts left over from assembling other kinds of dogs. Yech.

Hairy faced dogs. They always look dirty.

Drooly, snorty, extremely flatfaced dogs. And DON'T go calling Izzie ugly! She is adorable. I don't usually find pugs cute, but that's because so few look like Izzie.

English bulldogs.

I would never say, "So ugly he's cute." Ugly goes clear to the bone!

OK, I don't like their looks. But I've met and been enchanted by examples of every one of these, including a Neopolitan Mastiff who produced drool by the gallon. The dogs themselves are lovable. They're just not very attractive to my eyes.
 

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