They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but apparently people forget that in the world of dogs.
With the kitschy dog breeds and mixes of the world, from the over stylized Frenchie to the beloved Puggle – the media perpetuates an idea of what’s cute and what’s just not.
Calling someone’s dog ugly because they don’t fit your idea of cute is wrong. We already know that black dogs are the last to get adopted in shelters, but why do we perpetuate this discrimination?
Just like people, you can’t judge a dog by what they look like. In fact many people get themselves into trouble by getting dog breeds they find visually pleasing and not preparing for the needs of that specific dog breed.
Coming up to someone and calling their dog ugly or weird looking is inappropriate, mean and shallow. Dog’s may not be able to understand us fully but they can understand tone of voice and body language.
Dogs are not fashion accessories – they are living, breathing, thinking, feeling creatures who love us unconditionally – shouldn’t we at least offer them some of what they give us?
So whether you love the trendy French Bulldog or your one of a kind mutt – remember, keep your ideas of canine beauty to yourself; because every dog is beautiful and shame on you for not taking the time to see that.