I dont think hes ugly.He so weird looking that hes just adorable,even with his nasty attitude. I called him th worlds ugliest dog because he won the contest 3 years in a row.I was just going by what they call him,even what his owners call him.
Sam can rest in peace now, don't have too worry about being a show dog so everyone can laugh and call him all types of names, don't have too worry about parents showing his pic, so the child can have nightmares. Sam too me you was beautiful inside and out, i didn't think of you being ugly. in your little doggy heart there must have been love. i just wonder do people think the same way when they see someone disfigure ( I pray not ) REST IN PEACE SAM !
I don't think anyone can say exactly who the ugliest dog is, because everyone has different tastes when it comes to dogs. When hearing the word "ugly dog" one may think of a big ol' rottie or german sepherd, or a little fritzy poodle or shih tzu, a chinese crest, or maybe a pug. I guess it all depends on a persons view of a dog. But I don't think any dog is ugly, they all have something special.
msg #11 IP: Logged 8:41:56 PM 11/22/2005 Poor little guy needed serious attention. His teeth were gross, his nails were unkept. I feel sad that he never had a proper home.
Sam, was very much loved & spoiled endlessly the least 7 years of his life. I know his mom, she's a good friend to the chinese crested rescue group of which I am a member. Sam was a remarkable spirit and will be sorely missed in the Crestie community. While he may not have aged well, that poor little guy lived through H*LL before coming into rescue. He wanted for nothing the last 7 years, he received daily spa treatments, was fed nothing but gourmet meals (by his mom's beau, a gourmet chef) and lived the life of royalty.
If you knew anything about this breed, you'd understand that his teeth were in no way "gross." The mere fact that at 14 yrs old and he still had teeth is a testament to him. Most hairless cresteds have little to no teeth left before they hit their 10th birthday. The recessive gene that causes the hairlessness causes the dentition issues, their teeth are very shallowly rooted. Some may be born with a full set of teeth yet when they lose their puppy teeth no adult teeth replace them, or they can also get what is called pearl teeth which basically are VERY small adult teeth (they actually resemble puppy teeth but not needle sharp). Even with excellent dental hygiene, most HL cresteds will lose some or all of their teeth as they approach mid-life.