Strange Looking Dog Breeds
January 13, 2019
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and admittedly, some are cuter than others. That’s not to say that the ‘stranger’ looking dogs don’t carry plenty of unique and charming appeal. Whilst many people would be fairly freaked out by a hairless dog, for those looking for a dog breed a little different Chinese Crested Dogs and Peruvian Hairless Dogs can be the perfect choice.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 6 dog breeds which possess distinctive features!
The Bedlington Terrier looks more like a lamb than a dog thanks to the breeds curly white coats. They also have a very distinctive ‘pear-shaped’ skull. Even though they may not look like your average dog, they’re still infinitely adorable! Bedlington Terriers are still popular to this day, the breed has also been marked in history for its uses hunting vermin.
Bergamasco Shepherd Dog
Dogs with dreadlocks aren’t exactly common, so the Bergamasco Shepherd Dog definitely deserves a place on the list! The Bergamasco Shepherd Dog originates from the Alps and was originally used as a herding dog, although it’s uniquely charming aesthetic has made the breed a desirable one for its distinctive appearance.
The Bull Terrier will either terrify you or steal your heart. Despite popular misconception, the breed is sweet and affectionate and can make for the perfect family pet, but that’s not to say they aren’t fiercely protective of their human family and they will go out of their way if they believe their family to be in danger. None of the bull breeds has the best reputation, but Bull Terriers are as sweet as they come! They also come in a miniature version!
Okay, maybe the Brussels Griffon isn’t the strangest looking of breeds when you consider that the Pug and French Bulldogs are one of the most popular pets there are. Yet, the Brussels Griffon still has a very distinctive appearance which is like Marmite – you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it. Although they tend to constantly look angry with their squinty little faces, they can make the perfect companions. Although if you’re looking for a dog breed which will give you a lot of attention, you may want to look elsewhere as they can prove to be very self-important.
Chinese Crested Dog
The Chinese Crested Dog is one of the few hairless breeds – yet, they do also come in the fluffy variety! Even though the name of the breed may fool you into believing that the Chinese Crested Dog is from China, however, the Chinese Crested Dog actually originates from Africa, Mexico and China. The toy breed has always been a companion animal instead of a working animal and even though it may look a little bit funny, they are extremely affectionate and sweet-tempered.
Peruvian Hairless Dog
Of all the dog breeds on the list of strangest dog breeds, I’m sure the Peruvian Hairless Dog won’t mind us saying that it’s appearance is anything other than cute and cuddly. Although they may be hairless by name, some of the dogs have little tufts of hair at the end of their tails and can sometimes be seen sporting a ginger mohawk. But at least they’re hypoallergenic and won’t shed all over your house, so perhaps there is something to say about hairless breeds after all!