Ugliest Dog Day - June
Fri, Jun 21, 2024

Ugliest Dog Day

Initially, this day was just a fun contest to determine the ugliest dog, but gradually the event grew into Ugliest Dog Day. Agree, when we talk about a man’s best friends, they are all charming, kind, loyal, and deserve love. That’s what Ugliest Dog Day is about.


Ugliest Dog Day is a holiday that confirms there are no ugly dogs; for every owner, their pet is the most beautiful. Dogs certainly deserve a personal holiday on the calendar, which is why the decision was made to establish this day. Regardless of whether the dog has hair or not, what shape its face is, the heart of every person will be conquered by their eyes.

Interesting Facts

  • As part of Ugliest Dog Day, a competition for the ugliest dog is necessarily held. The winner is awarded a cup, and the owner is awarded a cash prize. The prize fund is increased every year.
  • The Chinese Crested is the breed that most often received the status of the ugliest – 22 times. However, the American Kennel Club calls the Chinese Crested the most kind breed.
  • The annual number of participants has reached 40 thousand.

How to take part

  • If you are a dog owner and it seems to you that its muzzle is not the most attractive, take part in the competition with it.
  • Show your pet’s photo on social networks; trust me, your dog will get thousands of likes and admiring messages.
  • Prepare photos of the ugliest dogs you see on the streets of your city, post them on social networks and encourage others to do so.
  • Collect donations to help a dog shelter. Invite your friends to do a good deed.
  • Become a volunteer and help dogs deprived of a home – they deserve care and love.

When is Ugliest Dog Day celebrated in 2024?

Ugliest Dog Day is observed on the third Friday in June.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday June 21 2024
Friday June 20 2025