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Seven-Year-Old Puppy Wins World's Ugliest Dog 2023 Title

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By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read
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Scooter in the hands of a handler after winning a contest (YouTube) |

The seven-year-old Chinese Crested dog named Scooter, who narrowly escaped being put down after being born with deformed back legs, has won the title of World's Ugliest Dog in 2023 


Being born with reversed hind legs, Scooter isn't what many would call a customary beauty as it is nearly bald, save for a shock of white wispy hairs. However,  it's these kinds of peculiarities that enchanted the puppy judges at the "World's Ugliest Dog" contest in Petaluma, Calif., where the scooter took home the grand prize on Friday.


Scooter, who now is celebrated for his irregularities, was once faced with death for his deformity. He was born with two deformed hind legs, which hindered his ability to walk, according to his biography on the contest's website.


As a new pup, Scooter was saved by a volunteer at the Saving Animals From Euthanasia rescue group (SAFE) after a good samaritan brought him into animal control in Tucson, Ariz. "He knew that this pup would have a fair chance at finding a good home and a fairly normal life with the support of our rescue group," the biography said.


When the 7-year-old pup gets tired from navigating on his front feet, he props himself on his butt, "which he uses as a tripod. Recently, Scooter got a new cart to help with his mobility and is now able to zoom around the park like the other dogs and welcomes any outstretched hand.


Scooter dog being handled for a walk with a leash
Scooter visibly has abnormal legs (YouTube)


According to the Daily Mail, Scooter was adopted by Linda Elmquist seven months ago with the help of a  man with the rescue group.

Also Read: Dog Lovers Are Furious After This Little Pup Was Seen Dragged By a Scooter


List Of Most Ugliest Dog Breed In The World 

There are many dog breeds out there that are not conventionally considered cute or attractive. PetHelpful has compiled a list of some of these breeds, and Scooter is just one among them.


The Bedlington Terrier, whose coat doesn't naturally grow in this bizarre form, makes it look more like a cow making him one of the least attractive dogs to look at.


English Bull Terriers  dogs are well-known for having egg-shaped heads 


The Hungarian dog breeds are known to have huge piles of hair dreadlocks. These dogs would be a whole lot of cute canines if it weren't for their atrocious dreadlocks.


The Neapolitan Mastiffs look like a mixture of an English Mastiff, a Bloodhound, and a Shar-Pei gone wrong. This is the apparent reason why they are included on this list of the top ugliest dog breed.


The Mexican Hairless dogs are eye-catchers with their uneven, splotchy skin and their dingy, patchy hair. If any dog deserves to be on the ugliest dog breed list, it's the Mexican Hairless.


All dogs are cute in some manner, especially the English Bull Terriers, although that doesn't mean they can't be ugly in another sense.