Is this Britain's ugliest dog? trends now

Is this Britain's ugliest dog? trends now
Is this Britain's ugliest dog? trends now

Is this Britain's ugliest dog? trends now

An 'aesthetically challenged' dog has been shortlisted for the UK's ugliest pooch award.

Emma Stephens, 46, decided to enter her one-year-old French bulldog Milo after joking: 'He's got the sort of face only a mother could love.'

Ms Stephens, from Cliffe Woods in Medway, Kent, said: 'When he wakes up from a particularly deep sleep his tongue is stuck out and he gets that sort of underbite look sometimes when he's relaxing.

'Just for a bit of fun we entered him into the contest because there aren't that many contests out there for dogs with quirks.

When Milo was around two to three weeks old, owner Emma Stephens noticed that his left eye was bulging and after taking him to the vets she found out he had a severe eye infection

When Milo was around two to three weeks old, owner Emma Stephens noticed that his left eye was bulging and after taking him to the vets she found out he had a severe eye infection

The vets gave Milo antibiotics and his eye ended up imploding, which Ms Stephens described as 'horrific'

The vets gave Milo antibiotics and his eye ended up imploding, which Ms Stephens described as 'horrific'

'You get competitions for pretty looking dogs but it's nice to celebrate the ones that are a bit challenged with their looks.

'We always laugh about him being a bit aesthetically challenged.'

Ms Stephens, who lives with her husband Barry and daughter Amber, rescues animals.

She took on Milo when her neighbour had an unwell pup in a litter.

She said: 'I kept him for a few days to make sure he was getting stronger before re-uniting him with his mum but when we put him back with his mum, we tried on several occasions, and he just wasn't thriving at all.

'He was at death's door so in the end we agreed to take him on and keep him, but over the next coming weeks it became apparent that he had other health issues.'

After losing his left eye as a puppy, vets then informed Ms Stephens that Milo had excess fluid in the brain after he started to lose the hair on the front of his head

After losing his left eye as a puppy, vets then informed Ms Stephens that Milo had excess fluid in the brain after he started to lose the hair on the front of his head

Milo's owner jokes that he has got the sort of face 'only a mother could love' because of his underbite

Milo's owner jokes that he has got the sort of face 'only a mother could love' because of his underbite

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