Ugliest Dog Day

Next Friday, 20 June 2025

All dog lovers assemble because it's Ugliest Dog Day! Did you know the concept of "ugly" in dogs is entirely human-made?

Today, let's celebrate what makes our pups special on Ugliest Dog Day!

It is celebrated on June 20 every year so get ready for some serious cuteness overload (with maybe a side of funny faces).

Ugly dog

Who Actually Started Ugliest Dog Day and Why

Did you know that there's an annual ugly dog ​​contest held in Petaluma, California every year? It has been there since the 1970s!

Initially, there was a pet parade held in the city. Then started the Ugliest Dog contest which became really popular in the crowd. In fact, it was so popular that it became part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair. It was actually trademarked as 'World's Ugliest Dog®' in 2009. 

How to Celebrate Ugliest Dog Day

Love Your Ugly (Read Unique) Dogs

Shower your unique pups with a lot of love today and every other day. They deserve some extra belly rubs, petting, cuddles, and kisses today.

Participate in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest

World's Ugliest Dog Contest is held every year in Petaluma, California so don't forget to register your beautiful and unique dog.

Take Your Dog Out for a Walk

Pretty or ugly, every dog ​​loves a walk outdoors with their favorite human. So this Ugliest Dog Day, make sure to take your sweet little dog out for a long walk in the park or beaches.

Shower Your Ugly Dog With Pawsitive Affirmations

Shower your dog with positive affirmations throughout the day. Tell them how handsome and beautiful they are, how much joy they bring you, and how lucky you are to have them in your life. Dogs can actually understand and respond to positive messages.

Take Goofy Pictures With Your Dog

Find silly and funny outfits for your dog and take cute pictures with them on this day. Remember to make them unique just like your dog is. 

Ugliest Dog Day
Ugliest Dog Day

Ugliest Dog Day - Next years

Saturday, 20 June 2026

Sunday, 20 June 2027

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