One of world's 'ugliest' dogs, which had cataract and no teeth, dies of pancreatitis aged 16
The unpleasant-looking pooch had come third in the world ugliest dog competition in California in 2017 because of the cataract in one eye and his crab-like walk
Britain's ugliest dog, who reportedly had no teeth and a crab like-walk has died following a battle with pancreatitis. Chase, a hairless dog, died peacefully at home at the ripe old age of 16. His heartbroken owner had earlier described him as being "beautiful inside".
Storm Shayler, Chase's owner, had originally rescued the pooch from a puppy farm and many times had said that he was a "one of a kind dog". The 50-year-old further added, "He had so much personality and I took him everywhere with me. Nothing at all ever fazed him — he loved people and people loved him."
The Chinese-crested mix lived with his owner in South Wales. The pooch had come third in the world ugly dog competition in California in 2017 because of his cataract in one eye and his crab-like walk. Storm revealed that she had never imagined her pet winning a prize at the competition, as per Daily Mail.
Storm said: "When I sent in a photograph and entered him in the World's Ugliest Dog Competition I never imagined he would win a prize but I was gobsmacked when he came third and won a 3ft trophy! He lapped up all the attention on the day like a little star and loved showing himself off."
"He might not have won first prize but he was always a winner in my eyes. He just loved his life so much. He was an absolute joy for the eight years I had him. I was with him when he died - I just cuddled him and he slipped away peacefully. He had an amazing life but I am going to miss him beyond words."
Storm who believes that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', admitted that Chase had even attended a wedding with her as her plus one. She said: "He loved to boss me around and he'd bark or whine when he wanted his dinner. But he loved cuddles too. Even at the end, he didn't lose his sparkle."
"He just lost a lot of weight and he wouldn't drink or eat so the vet ran lots of blood tests and scans and eventually discovered it was pancreatitis. Even though Chase was poorly he never looked like he was giving up. The day before he died I took him for a walk up a mountain. But then he just took a turn for the worse."
She added, "I am just so glad he is not suffering anymore. I will miss him so much - he was a small dog with the biggest personality. No one will ever replace Chase; he really was one of a kind."