National Dog Day is August 26 and it's a very special day to celebrate and give recognition to our favorite four-legged friends. Animal advocate Colleen Paige founded the day in 2004.

While all dogs are considered as special creatures, there are some dogs that look different from their other canine comrades.

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Instead of celebrating the world's most perfect puppy, let's celebrate the most magnificent mutts of the world - the "ugly" dogs.

 

Check out some of the world's ugliest dogs from theWorld's Ugliest Dog competition, California and dogs tagged with #uglydog on Instagram.

#mexicanhairless #puppy #puppylove #xolo #xoloitzcuintle #cow #ewthatsanuglydog #uglydog #ugly #freckles #spots #oldman

A photo posted by Splinter (@splinter.the.xoloitzcuintli) on

That damn cat! #cat #cats #kittens #kitten #dog #uglydog #chinesecrested

A photo posted by Jason Park (@jason.prk) on

#UGLYDOG!!!?????

A photo posted by Cooper Baars (@cooper___baars___154) on

Only a face mom would love #dogdofinstagram #dogfessional #terriersofinstagram #terriers #ratterriersofinstagram #dogs #uglydog

A photo posted by Luluworldshappiestratterrier (@lulu_rat_terrier) on

I'm in love with ChaCha. #uglydogs #uglydog #beautifuldogs

A photo posted by Sarah Moran (@instagrainy) on

Who wants to go for a W-A-L-K? #ferociousbigsby #dogsofinstagram #cutedogs #uglydog #instapet #underbite #wittleguy

A photo posted by ᴹᴬᴺᴰᵞ ᵞᴼᶜᴼᴹ (@fernandsprout) on

My cousin's dog. ????? #wtf #uglydog #dog #puppy #pet #fubar #firsttimeusingfubarhashtag

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From @tunameltsmyheart ✨ Goodnight yallllll ? ✨ #dog #uglydog #weird

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