Archie, a Chinese Crested won the title at the 18th annual World's Ugliest Dog competition in California in 2016.

Ugly Dogs: Here are the most adorably ugly dog breeds in the world - including the unique Chinese Crested 🐕

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, with some arguably more elegant and photogenic than others...

If you’ve been thinking about getting a new dog then you’re not alone – Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies surged since the start of the global pandemic.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest four-legged addition – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

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Of course sometimes there’s a certain breed of dogs that we think looks particularly cute, with some going for the elegance of an Afghan Hound or the model dog looks of a Labrador Retriever.

But others want a dog that has slightly less obvious charm – we’re talking unusual looks, wrinkles in odd places, and beauty that’s more in the eye of the beholder.

Some might call them ugly, and some of their owners might even agree, but they still make loving and dedicated pets.

So, without wanting to hurt any canine feelings – here are the 10 breeds of dog that are perfectly, adorably and beautifully ugly.

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