Wrinkles and dreadlocks and schnozzes, oh my!
We’ve dug deep into the internet for some truly unique dog breeds. Some you may know, but some will definitely surprise you. The special features these dogs possess may seem strange, but they’re deeply endearing traits to those who love them best.
Dosa Korean Mastiff
Dosas and their cousin the Tosa are bred for protection work and glorious red fuzzy wrinkles.
In Chinese, “shar pei” means “sand skin”—but their short crisp coat hairs are the only sharp thing about them! Just a mess of wonderful wrinkles begging to be petted, the shar pei was once bred for protection work, and can be wary of strangers.
The bull terrier is famous for this beautifully elongated profile.
The secret to the Bedlington’s “part sheep, part camel” look? It’s all in the grooming!
Much like a poodle, the Bedlington Terrier’s curly coat is carefully sculpted to exacting standards to create a unique look.
Can you believe there are three breeds of dog sporting dreadlocks? All are shepherds and livestock guardians that are well protected from predators and the elements with their generous, naturally corded coats. The smallest of the three breeds, the Puli, is native to Hungary and closely related to the Komondor.
A medium-sized shepherding dog of the Italian Alps.
The Puli’s big cousins, Komondors can weigh in at over 100 lbs (but how much of that is hair?)
Peruvian Inca Orchid
This breed proves that nudists are the cutest. The Peruvian hairless dog has the least amount of hair of any breed, and that nudity is naturally occurring.
The Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo (sho-lo) for short, are native to Mexico. Xolos come in a coated as well as the hairless variety.