The 10 Most Unusual Dog Breeds
There are several distinctive dog breeds running around the world today each with their unique and unusual looks.
I assure you, there is a dog in this picture. The Puli is a Hungarian herding and livestock guardian, extremely famous for its long, corded coat. Although they look more like mops than puppies, they are very hard workers and their coats are waterproof, making it suitable for them to work in wet climate.
2. Cambodian Razorback Dog
The Cambodian Razorback, a long-haired ridgeback dog, is native to a little zone of Cambodia, from the Lao border to the capital, Phnom Penh. A larger dog, Razorbacks can weigh up to 60 lbs and grow vertically to about 20 inches at the shoulders. The ridge itself is typically more than 2 inches long, standing up like a mohawk along the back of the spine. Good natured, intelligent and friendly, Cambodian razorbacks are loyal guard dogs adept at hunting.
The Affenpinscher is a small breed of dog that has unique personality and a stout and hardy physical appearance. The breed is known for its terrier-like hunting ability and athletic qualities, and also for its almost monkey-like face and incredible array of expressions. Despite the fact that a small breed, the Affenpinscher is not delicate or frail, rather they are strong, light-footed and great hunters.
The Bergamasco is an Italian herding dog known for its long felted coat. Unlike the corded coat of the Puli, the Bergamasco’s coat lies flat in mats. The breed is still utilized as a herding and livestock guardian in the Italian Alps, where it originated.
The Xoloitzcuintli, or Mexican Hairless Dog, is an ancient dog breed from Mexico, with evidence of it’s existence dating back to more than 3,000 years ago. The breed comes in both a coated and hairless variety, is exceptionally primitive and independent, but relatively calm. Since they are a primitive breed, they are not recommended for the first time owner.
6. Lagotto Romagnolo
Hailing from the Romagna sub-region of Italy, the Lagotto Romagnolo or ‘lake dog’ is traditionally utilized as a gun dog. Its most fascinating occupation, though, is truffle hunting.
7. Chinese Crested
Chinese Crested dogs are hairless, except their feet, head and tail. These dogs are alert, agile, charming and adorable as well as affectionate and playful with kids. They do require exceptional care, particularly in the extreme cold and warm.
Löwchen also mean as “Little Lion” in German, and it’s one of the rarest and most expensive breeds on the planet. This magnificently elegant and loving dog acted as a companion for the wealthy elite of France and Germany and can be found in historical paintings and tapestries.
9. Neapolitan Mastiff
They might look scary, but Neapolitan Mastiffs are 150 pounds of love. The ancient breed has been used for centuries as ua guard dog, protecting a family or property. The Neapolitan Mastiff rarely barks, making him a great asset in furtively attacking intruders as opposed to be the ones that sound the alarm for their owners.
10. Bedlington Terrier
This dog shares a strong resemblance to a lamb…with more fur on its face. These lovable puppies have strong jaws and were bred to kill rats and fight other dogs before the practice was banned. Today, Bedlington Terriers remain energetic rascals, requiring training to get along with others.