The top ten ugliest dog breeds in the world have been revealed, according to new research.

We all think our furry friends are adorable but sometimes the rest of the world doesn't agree.

The new ranking combines analysis using the golden ratio of key facial features and proportions as well as social media research.

The team at have studied thousands of posts on Reddit and on X (formerly Twitter) dating from 2018 onwards containing keywords or emojis synonymous with disgust.

The researchers then ranked the dog breeds based on an index score out of 5.

The breed with the highest score was crowned the most unfortunate-looking

What is the ugliest dog in the world?

Pugs were crowned the ugliest dog in the world, according to's research.

The breed, which has a recognisably wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and a curled tail had an index score of 4.19 out of five.

Originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar, and rabbit, Bloodhounds came in next with a score of 4.13.

Meanwhile, Scottish Deerhounds- known affectionately as the 'Royal Dog of Scotland' rounded off the top 3, with a score of 3.51.

Witney Gazette: Irish Wolfhounds,Brussel Griffons and English Bulldogs also made the top 10. ( Getty Images)Irish Wolfhounds,Brussel Griffons and English Bulldogs also made the top 10. ( Getty Images) (Image: Getty Images)

What do you think of the top three? Do you think they got them right?

Other breeds that made the top 10 include another breed of large sighthound - the Irish Wolfhound as well as the English Bulldog and a breed named after the Belgian capital - the Brussels Griffon.

Here is the full top 10 - did they get it right? 

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Here are the world's 10 ugliest dog breeds

  1. Pug (4.19)
  2. Bloodhound (4.13)
  3. Scottish Deerhound (3.51)
  4. Brussels Griffon (3.5)
  5. Irish Wolfhound (3.46)
  6. Peruvian Inca Orchid (3.43)
  7. Bergamasco Shepherd (3.31)
  8. Bedlington Terrier (3.26)
  9. English Bulldog (3.24)
  10. Griffon Nivernais (3.216)

What do you think of the ranking? Let us know in the comments.