Top 12 Strange Looking Dogs
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” – This phrase is true when we talk about dogs, with weird looks. Dogs have been considered as man’s best friend from time immemorial. Some have a cute puppy grin, whereas some flaunt that notorious look, while some of them are just funny, and strange. Though they are loyal and friendly, their appearances are something to contend with. If you are the one among who wants a unique pet that is friendly and loyal, then one of these dogs may be just what you are looking for. Therefore, here are the top 10 strange looking dogs that you are not likely to see every day, but if you do, you may not forget them.
Affenpinscher: This cute little dog has the nickname of monkey dog because of its primate appearance and personality. The body of this dog is similar to a terrier with a shaggy fur and a squashed-in face. This most astonishing feature is that the hair is thicker around the shoulders and chest, than the hind part. Some of the common colours are black, grey, and silver. Affenpinschers are somewhat territorial when it comes to their toys and food, so they are not recommended for very small children. However, they are active, playful, and fun-loving.
Xoloitzcuintli: The name itself is stranger than its appearance. The name is pronounced “Sho-lo-eets-quint-lee”. The name is a bit challenging to pronounce and so, it is called Mexican hairless. This breed has a unique and long history as the Aztecs considered them sacred. The Aztecs believe that these dogs guided the souls of their masters. The most starking feature is that they are hairless. They have a long neck, almond eye, sleek body, and bat ears. Xolos are known for their calm demeanour, but puppies are highly energetic,and noisy until maturity.
Puli: There are few dread-locked breeds, but this is one of the most unique and popular breeds. This breed of dogs have dreads called cords that start when they are nine months old puppies. These breeds require lot of grooming or else their cords can get entangled. Though they have a heavy and cumbersome coat, these dogs are agile and light.
Bergamasco: This is another dread-locked dog just as the puli breed. It is called the mopping-lookish breed. The only difference is that their hair does not form cords. The coat of this dog has two types of hair i.e. thick and mats. These mats begin from the spine and then it grows in its own unique manner as the dog grows. They are compassionate and loving too.
Lagotto Romagnolo: This dog does not look very strange, but is unique. They have thick, curly, and woolly hair, which is considered hypo-allergenic. But what makes them so special is that their ability to search for truffles. This fluffy pure breed is a great companion and you would love to have one for sure.
LowChen: This dog is considered as a large dog available in smaller package. It is
often called as the Little Lion Dog. This is the most expensive and the rarest dog in the whole world. It grows up to thirteen inches high with a wavy, long coat. They are intelligent and friendly dogs. This is one reason why people love to have a lowchen as their pet.
Bedlington Terrier: This cute and sweet little dog looks just like a lamb. They are sweet and friendly too. They have triangular ears, pear shaped heads, and fur that looks just like the curly hair of sheep. One of the anomalous feature of this breed is that they have a longer fur on the head and legs with very short and fine fur on the torso. When we compare its docile appearance, one might never think that they were actually bred as fighter dogs. It might sound strange but this is a well-known fact. The long fur prevented the animals from hurting the dog. Bedlington Terrier is known as a dog with a good nature and mild manners.
Neapolitan Mastiff: This dog has a very strange appearance because of the large amount of loose skin that covers the face. These wrinkles are found all over the body, but most prominently seen on the head and face. The folds must be cared as the owner has to clean in between the folds to prevent infections and acne. They have a horrifying look and this is the reason why Napoleon Mastiff was selected to play the role of Fang in the movie Harry Potter. They are extremely intelligent and fearless.
Chinese Crested: This dog is small and has been named the ugliest dog breed. The reason for this was because of it is hairless body, but it has hair on the head, its paws, and its tail. This gives it a strange appearance. The skin is very sensitive and sunscreens must be used to protect the skin. The skin of this dog is similar to the human skin as they are prone for many infections. They are actually well mannered and are very friendly.
Shar Pei: This heavily wrinkled dog that has a hippopotamus shaped muzzle can never be confused with any other breed. As pups, wrinkles are seen all over the body. As they grow wrinkles are evident and are limited to the head and back. They have a solid bluish black tongue. They are proved to be loving and devoted dogs for the family.
Peruvian Inca Orchid: This is another hairless breed as these have lesser hair than the Chinese Crested. They have very fine hair on the feet, head, and tails. Grooming is very much important as it has less hair. Moisturising must be done to prevent skin infections. These dogs are fast and agile. They are very affectionate to the family, but are wary of strangers.
Komonders: They are similar to the breed Puli as they both have long and corded hair. They are the large white Hungarian breeds. They were bred to guard livestock and their thick coat protects them from predators. But they need intense grooming. They are calm and steady when things are normal, but in case of trouble they would defend themselves fiercely. Affectionate and loving nature are some of the attributes of this wonderful breed.
So, these are some of the top 10 strangest looking breeds for all the dog lovers out there! Do not be offended if you are one of the owners of these wonderful dogs; because you are one among the few who have got to experience their unique personalities. Hairless, wrinkled, or heavily matted; these dogs do draw a huge crowd wherever they go!