Not all dogs are cute and cuddly looking, which doesn’t really come as a surprise to most of us. There are some dogs that look just plain weirdץ Some of them are most known for their wiry coats, while others may be known for a disproportionate body ratio. Either way you dice it, some dogs just look funny. That doesn’t, however, make them any less lovable, or any less worth your love!
Just because a dog looks weird or funny doesn’t mean that they will be lacking in temperament and loyalty. In fact, some of the dogs on our list are actually the most loyal companions. Sometimes, you have to look past the outer appearances and take a look at the potential that is on the inside.
We all know the saying – you can’t judge a book by its cover. The same goes for dogs! Don’t judge them based on their wacky appearances, because if you do you will likely miss out on a loving dog that will love you unconditionally.
Maybe you are just as quirky as one of these strange looking dog breeds, and that would make them the perfect match for you! Let’s take a look at the 10 weirdest looking dog breeds. Chances are there are a few of them that you may have heard of before, but others may not be very familiar to you.
10 Weirdest Looking Dogs
The Neapolitan Mastiff is actually one of the largest breeds out there, with a full sized dog weighing somewhere around 130 pounds!
They are very loyal, and they make a great guard dog due to their size and loyalty. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t any less funny looking. Their faces are really droopy, and they look pretty sad all of the time. Don’t let that fool you though, because they are pretty happy dogs for the most part.
Just don’t double cross them, because they will always watch out for you if you nourish your bond.
The Russian Borzoi is very closely related to a greyhound.
If you look at them they don’t look like their body is proportioned to their head, and that is because it really isn’t. This is where they resemble the greyhound. There are some advantages to this, such as agility. They are very agile, and that gives them the ability to chase their prey. They are, however stubborn, and are not the easiest to train. If you aren’t going to spend a lot of time working with them, then you may need to go with a different breed.
While they are really lovable, obedience is their weakness.
The Bedlington Terrier is actually pretty poodle-esque.
Many would question whether they are actually dogs, or more closely related to a sheep! The truth is, they are positively canines. They just have a funny looking appearance. They originated in Bedlington, England, and their coat is really unique, almost like that of a lamb or sheep. The advantage of this breed is that they are great for people who are prone to allergies, because they are one of the most hypoallergenic breeds out there.
If you have allergies, look past the long face and curly sheepish locks, because this is a perfect breed for you.
The Bergamasco Shepherd may look like they need to go to the groomer, but their matted fur that looks a lot like dreadlocks is actually normal for their breed.
Most people would even say that they look pretty cool. The really cool part is that they weren’t born with their matted locks. In fact, Bergamasco puppies are born with short, smooth hair. Over the years, it grows into long locks that get knotted up to look like dreadlocks. While you can shave the breed, it will always grow back looking like this, no matter how much you try to brush it!
The Affenpinscher is a dog that originated in Germany. Their main job is to hunt down rats and kill them, which may not seem like a very appealing job!
If you want a dog that is going to keep the rats out of your home and yard, then this is definitely a breed to consider. They are, however, extremely weird looking. Some would even go as far as to say that they are a pretty ugly breed. Their fur is wiry, and they have big heads with small bodies, but they are great when it comes to keeping the rats away.
If you want the benefits of a cat without having to deal with a litter box, consider an Affenpinscher.
The Puli is a breed that originated in Hungary, but it looks like they belong in Jamaica!
They have dreadlocks that look pretty awesome, and their fur is actually water resistant! So, what is it that these dogs do best? They are bred to be herders of livestock, and they are really great at what they do. One concern people have when it comes to this breed is the grooming that is required, but the good news is that they don’t really need much grooming.
Their dreadlocks stay neat for the most part, and they will only require minimal grooming.
French Bulldogs make the list because they are so short and small, yet so stocky and big at the same time.
They were originally bred to attack bulls as a spectator sport, which is really sad, but yet still true. This is something that not too many people know about, but this doesn’t happen anymore. They are loyal companions and they enjoy human attention and affection. While they do look funny with their stature, they are super cute and fun to be around.
The Brussels Griffon is a really funny looking dog breed. They look so adorable, yet they really resemble an old man almost.
It even looks as if they have a beard, but the beards are really trending right now- which may work out in their favor! They are very small, but they are also extremely bossy. They like to dominate other animals, and expect them to conform. Don’t let their size and cuteness fool you with this breed. If you want a bossy dominator with a happy go lucky attitude, then why not consider a Brussels Griffon?
The Bull Terrier’s head is almost shaped like an egg. They look pretty unusual, almost as if their face got pushed downward and just kind of stuck that way.
Bull Terriers are great companions, despite their funny appearances. They have a great temperament, and they are really quite cute, if you can get past the way their face looks. If you cover their head, they don’t look weird at all. They have various colors and markings, but you most often see them in white, with dark brownish black markings around their face and ears.
The Komondor originates in Hungary, and they typically grow to over 30 inches tall, which is 2 and a half feet!
Then, you have to take a look at their fur. This is what really makes them look huge! Their fur can get to 27 cm long, and it is extremely thick! In fact, it is the thickest fur among all of the canines. When you take a look at them, you think of a shag rug that you would see in front of a fireplace in a resort cabin. Shaggy is definitely a great name for this breed. Typically, their eyes are even covered by their fur.
If you go with this breed, just be aware that they require a lot of grooming and regular brushing to avoid mats.
As you can see, there are some pretty goofy looking dog breeds out there. What do you think about our compilation of the weirdest looking dog breeds? Are there some that you would add to the list?
I've been a dog lover since the day I was born but it's the current four legged love of my life, Phoebe who inspired me to create the Munch.Zone.
We moved together from Israel to New York in 2013, love hiking together, and never pass up a trip to the dog park. Watching her over the years sparked so many questions about dog behavior and health needs, and it wasn't always easy to find answers. Thus, the Munch.Zone was born.
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