Zsa Zsa, The World’s Ugliest Dog, Dies Weeks After Clinching Title

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in News & Politics


The world’s ugliest dog died just weeks after winning the title. Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English bulldog with a floppy tongue and crooked teeth, was crowned June 23. Her owner, Megan Brainard, said she died in her sleep at her father’s house. Zsa Zsa survived five years in a puppy mill before winning her title. “She’s just so ugly she’s beautiful,” Brainard said after the dog’s win. Source: The Associated Press
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Male 7,414
Too ugly to live
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Male 45,293
No new posts today?  Must be an IAB Day - are the banks closed?
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Male 1,859
Poor dog.
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Male 282
And now she really is the world's ugliest dog.  Have you ever seen a body decay?  It's disgusting!
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Male 14
I think it might be said that SOME breeders will not diversify their breeding lines enough and this causes issues in some pure breeds....German Shepherds tend to have hip displasia, the aforementioned bull dogs have breathing issues, that type of thing.  Unscrupulous breeders will breed brother and sister together to get all the desirable traits in the pups, but due to inbreeding a good number will have to be put down or have severe genetic issues.  "Wild" species naturally have enough numbers to keep inbreeding from happening...but there have been cases where wild populations have become so small that inbreeding begins to happen and then health issues begin to show up just like in "pure breed" breeders.  We have "designed" certain "pure breeds" by crossing bloodlines and this has caused, again, genetic issues....but agreed not all breeders are bad and are actively trying to save the breeds they work with...I myself have a rescue pure breed German Shepherd and he's been wonderful.
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Male 270
boobob a while back they had a show about dog breeders nd every episode I caught a glimpse of had the trashiest people breeding either a male dog with it's daughter or granddaughter. Without fail, I could not channel surf past that show without seeing the most despicable breeding practices and conditions.
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Male 270
elgabalo the show was on TLC and the people were presented as being legitimate breeders, despite an evident lack of knowledge, facilities or any sign of class.
(Had to reply to my reply; autofill still goes made when I try and go back to edit)
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Male 270
elgabalo correction, Breeder of the Pack, on Discovery Canada and Animal Planet.
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Male 14
elgabalo Wish I could have seen the show!

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Male 2,192
Did that make him uglier?
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Male 9,577
There's nothing cool about bulldogs,  they are genetically prone to problems with obstructed airways due to the way we breed them.  Should be illegal to breed them.
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Male 9,193
normalfreak2 Dog breeders who pander to the fashion tend to be scum. There's a lot of huskies bred in lock-ups languishing in high-rises. 

If you want a proper dog hybrid vigour is the way to go.


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Male 45,293
LordJim Because there are bad breeders out there is no reason to not get a good dog from a reputable breeder.  There are bad examples of anything from a to z, we only need to modify our behavior enough to NOT purchase from puppy mills.  I've had rescue animals, they all come with damage and baggage, not doing that again.
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Male 669
Gerry1of1 I adopted a dog from a shelter. I don't regret it at all. He's a great dog and he would have been put down if I had not.

That being said, you are 100% right about the damage and baggage. 

He has the craziest allergies, indoor and out. Damn near checked every box on the list when he got his allergy test. Now I have to give him allergen vaccines every day, steroids, couple different pills, and wipe all his rashes and wounds with special pads. We have to travel to a specialist every other month, with extra specialist pricing. 
And I get the added bonus of people thinking I abuse my dog when he's out and about because his eyes, mouth, and ears are normally all scabbed up and bloody from his constant itching and rubbing. 

Probably spend around $1000 every three months for it all.

Stupid dog. Stupid loyal, obedient, lively, intelligent, best friend.
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Male 45,293
yelloow12 I don't mind the bills for a pet that's loyal and affectionate, but after two rescue cats and one rescue dog, all of which were so scarred they refused contact or to interact, I'm done with that rescue stuff.   Even after a calm, stable year, those critters never did come around. I just got the privilege of paying for them and their care.
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Male 669
Gerry1of1 Makes sense. They're hard to turn around if they've been raised in a bad situation all their life.
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normalfreak2 all purebreds are inbred. Dog breeds in terms   themselves are not natural
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Male 45,293
dm2754 " Dog breeds in terms   themselves are not natural "

Really? Then who produced the Dingo? The Grey Wolf, Arabian Wolf, Arctic Wolf? Or The different Foxes {which are dog breeds}?  Coyotes ? Jackals? Asian Dhole ? or the Racoon Dog {Which is not a raccoon but looks like one}.
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Gerry1of1 "A breed is a specific group of domestic animals having homogeneous appearance, homogeneous behavior, and/or other characteristics that distinguish it from other organisms of the same species."
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Male 45,293
dm2754   That's what I said. Those are other breeds of dogs. and No, breeds don't have to be "domestic".  
"a stock of animals or plants within a species having a distinctive appearance "

I guess it depends on which dictionary you use. English is great that way
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