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Born Beautiful, Considered Ugly – Dogs
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Born Beautiful, Considered Ugly – Dogs

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, thank you Lord. The different specie of canine, cannot, under all circumstances be considered beautiful. Pedigree dogs, in all their shapes and sizes, are beautiful, there are those that define the very word, and yet when crossed with others of a different type, become “so ugly, that they are beautiful.” I often thought my wife had coined that phase, “So ugly, it is actually beautiful.” Maybe that is why she married me.

A small child brings home a “pavement special” or “Heinz 57” variety, covered in dirt, fleas and other parasites, the ugliest dog you have ever seen, yet the child will hang on the neck, and pronounces it is beautiful. The dog has no uniformity in stance, with shorter back legs than front, hair of differing lengths, colour undefinable and of a type that no one will try to guess.

The child looks lovingly into the eyes of the parent and asks to keep the canine, the dog pants his wish “keep me, keep me, it is cold outside.” the parent thinks “has this child lost its mind?” Yet how many house holds have a dog like this? More than we know. The dog, given a bath, displays love and attention towards the child, and the parents can not bring themselves to refuse the dog a home.

I have had a handful of these types, all loved uniformly, I am a sucker for dogs and love them all, and the feeling appears mutual. The amount of owners that have voiced “that dog goes to no one!” when they approach me and receive a scratch behind the ear. Is this my “Barbara Woodhouse” charisma? For those of you who do not know of her, she is a British dog trainer with a TV series on the same subject, she's known for her catch phrases, “Sit!” and “Walkies!” and her philosophy of “No bad dogs.” this is a doctrine I share with her.

“There are no ugly dogs” ugly owners, yes, but how can anyone consider a dog ugly, when it's only ambition is to please the owner. Dogs show their love by wagging tails, panting and displaying tongues hung at odd angles. These dogs, even after a beating from their owners, will return, wagging a tail, begging forgiveness. How can any dog doing that be considered ugly.

Why is the world full of people who treat their dogs cruelly? They are, after all, a thing of beauty, needing love and adoration, petted and played with, and only seem ugly to those that do not care.

Adore your pet and treat it with respect, it might seem ugly to you, but then you might be ugly to it.


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Hey Rob is that Rodney the goat dog?...I too go for the scrappers..they have a quality of character that makes up for their "challenged" looks..

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  about 6 years ago

How true, it is almost as if, the uglier the more intelligent, and as I like to study behaviour, they are a source of info for future articles.

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  about 6 years ago

great article, I agree with you about all dogs not able to be considered beautiful and trust me I love dogs.Thank you

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks William, I have had many a ugly dog, but they have all been such characters that their looks mean nothing.

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  about 6 years ago
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