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World's ugliest dog by ev on 13 July 2009 2:23pm
 
We may have had this one already, but not this photo, I think - pretty funny:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/07/photogalleries/week-in-news-pictures-137/index.html
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by ev on 13 July 2009 2:38pm
 
And for the dog-owners, here's a nice collection of photos:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/myshot/dogs/gallery

(My family had about 6 dogs at one stage.. but we had lots of space for them to run around..)
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by canaveralgumby on 13 July 2009 3:14pm
 
ev, I have a particular objection to the "Ugliest Dog" thing! I do not wish to make you feel bad about posting this. But I would like to use the opportunity to say something about it. Not an attack on you, ev, please don't take it that way.

I began to notice that the contestants are almost all Chinese Crested dogs. This is an example of genetics being used for "evil."

These dogs are bred to be hairless. They accomplish this by altering the genes which control hair growth. The same genes also determine the health of bones, teeth and claws. The result is, these poor dogs have brittle teeth that fall out, deformed jaws, brittle bones, and oh yeah because they are hairless, they're always freezing and shaking.

That's why they turn out "ugly."

Talk about breed specific legislation? There ought to be a law against breeding animals on purpose to be malformed and unhealthy just because people find it interesting.

I mean, I could adopt and love a Chinese Crested just as I could any other canine soul, but I feel that it's wrong to perpetuate the breed. I wish the Kennel Clubs did not recognize the breed.

Okay, I'm off my soapbox......
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by ev on 13 July 2009 3:25pm
 
Thanks for comment, and absolutely no offence taken. I fully expect a range of different opinions here, and it's great when someone can enlighten with a fresh idea or some information that can lift us further out of ignorance.

Do they really alter the genes with this breed, or is it a result of selection over a long time?



 
Re: World's ugliest dog by ev on 13 July 2009 3:34pm
 
I just read some more about them.. seems these guys do have lots of teeth problems...
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by kazzzz on 13 July 2009 3:37pm
 
All dogs are ugly if you ask me...

*ducks*
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by Spursfan on 13 July 2009 4:11pm
 
*Throws something heavy at Kazzzz*

Tosun is NOT ugly - he is such a beautiful boy in nature and looks!!!

There!! You've started me off now !

Lovely pictures Ev - even one of a manatee!! - though I had to wait until the penultimate pic for a Staffie (I think).

:)
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by mrsteabag on 13 July 2009 4:23pm
 
One of the things I'd like to see in my lifetime is an end to breeding like that. The dogs end up with behavior and health problems as a result of bad genetic combinations, and the dogs used in breeding programs like that get poorly treated.
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by canaveralgumby on 14 July 2009 2:04am
 
Yes, ev, I stand corrected, they are bred by selection. Wrong words!
 
Re: World's ugliest dog by elina on 14 July 2009 10:53am
 
It's nice to look at pictures of those dogs after seeing these pictures:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1199422/Woof-justice-Meet-pooches-amazing-technicolour-dreamcoats.html

I just don't get it.
 
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