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11 Strangest Looking Dog Breeds That Are Still Adorable

All dog breeds deserve to be loved, no matter how strange they may be looking!

Just like human beings, animals are different and unique in their own way and this makes them special and amazing. Can you imagine having the same breed of dog as everyone else? What would it be like to share all the same tastes? Well, we have to admit that the world would have been much more boring and meaningless, right?

All species of animals are beautiful in their own way, but if you find them weird or strange, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t wonderful for someone else. It’s normal to have different tastes and opinions, as we see things differently, so we tend to analyze and filter them through our own experiences. For example, there are people who are afraid of spiders, and therefore, they find these arachnids disgusting, terrifying, strange, and so on – but there are still many individuals who adore spiders and consider them incredible creatures.

Going back to what I said earlier, dogs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and personality traits. They can be very intelligent, active, adaptable to any living conditions, or best companions for people with kids or other pets. Thus, you can find the perfect dog that fits exactly your lifestyle. However, before adopting a pet, whether you opt for a cat, dog, or anything else, you have to educate yourself about their needs and maintenance costs and make sure that you are able to meet them.

In addition, most of us are familiar with the most common and popular dog breeds, but there are some breeds that look very unusual and strange. Of course, they are still adorable and sweet, but we will let you convince yourself by reading this article. So, click on the ‘next’ button and enjoy it!

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Brazilian Mastiff

  • Dog breed group: working dogs
  • Weight: 90 to 180 pounds
  • Life span: 9 to 12 years

The Brazilian Mastiff is also known as Fila Brasileiro, Brazilian Bloodhound, Cao de Brasil, Cao de Fila, and the Fila, and as the name suggests, they were developed in Brazil, as a large game hunting dog. According to animal experts, this dog breed isn’t recommended for first-time owners or those who live in apartments, because they need rigorous training sessions and enough space to consume their energy.

Many people didn’t know about this dog breed until now, because in some countries around the world, they are banned as they are considered aggressive. However, they can be aggressive when they feel threatened or not trained and socialized properly, but if you provide them with rigorous training sessions, they can make perfect companions.

Even though they are short-haired, they shed regularly, so if you are allergic to dogs, then you should avoid adopting such a breed. Nevertheless, they can get along with other dogs, but only if they are the same size as them, otherwise they will see the small ones as prey.


  • Dog breed group: herding dogs
  • Weight: 18 to 29 pounds
  • Life span: 12 to 14 years

The Mudi (pronounced “moody”) is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful dog breeds in the world. Unfortunately, this dog breed is quite rare (there are only a few thousand at the moment). They can usually be found in Hungary and Finland. They have a beautiful coat, which comes in a variety of colors, including white, grey, fawn, and black – this is one of the features that make them incredibly special and “strange looking”.

In addition, due to the fact that this dog breed is quite rare, the American Kennel Club doesn’t fully recognize it as an official breed, even if it allows Mudi to compete in some competitions. They are very intelligent creatures that love to learn new tricks, being extremely enthusiastic at the same time; not to mention they are devoted to their families as well.

Another important feature that represents them is that they are perfect watchdogs, so they will bark when they see something that’s out of the ordinary or strangers. Just like any other dog breed, you need to socialize and train them properly from an early age, otherwise, you risk raising a dog with problematic behavior.

Bull Terrier

  • Dog breed group: terrier dogs
  • Weight: 35 to 75 pounds
  • Life span: 10 to 15 years

The Bull Terrier was initially developed as a fighting dog, later becoming an important fashionable element for gentlemen, but nowadays they make excellent family companions. With that said, one of the most important things to remember about this dog breed is that they are pure lovers, not fighters, which means that they are perfect for any type of family. In other words, they are very affectionate dogs that can get along well with children, as well as with other pets.

They love to spend time with their families, so you should keep them indoors with you. As you probably already know, Bull terriers don’t do well when left alone at home for too long. The best part is that they are not high-maintenance dogs, so you can groom them occasionally. In addition, they need at least 60 minutes of exercise every day. Thus, you can include them in various family activities, but try to opt for games that can keep their minds sharp as well.

Unfortunately, they are banned in some countries or states, so try to consult your local laws before adopting a Bull terrier. The explanation is that they can be aggressive toward people or other animals if they are not socialized and trained properly. However, if you socialize and train them from an early age, they will definitely be perfect companions for life.

Don’t forget that, although they are purebred dogs, you can always find one at animal shelters. Hence, try to adopt, not buy. Saving a life is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world.

Lagotto Romagnolo

  • Dog breed group: sporting dogs
  • Weight: 24 to 35 pounds
  • Life span: 14 to 17 years

Lagotto Romagnolo means “lake dog from Romagna” – Romagna is a region of northern Italy. This dog breed is also known as Italian Water Dogs and Romagna Water Dogs and was originally developed to help hunt waterfowl and truffle. According to animal experts, the Lagotto Romagnolo is a hypoallergenic breed and doesn’t shed, but you have to groom them regularly because they do mat easily. In fact, their coats are more like human hair than fur.

They are active dogs, so you have to provide them with daily walks, exercises, and mental stimulation. If you don’t take them for a walk every day, they will develop destructive behavior to get rid of boredom. They can be adopted even by families with kids because they can get along with everyone if they are socialized properly. The best part is that they can live in an apartment as well, but don’t forget about meeting their needs, especially when it comes to daily walks. They are intelligent, affectionate, and devoted to their families.

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  • Dog breed group: working dogs
  • Weight: 80 to 100 pounds
  • Life span: 10 to 12 years

No, it’s not a floor mop, it is actually one of the most adorable dog breeds out there called the Komondor. They are devoted to their families and are capable of protecting their people and property with their lives, if necessary. Of course, they are very affectionate with their families, intelligent, and can make great watchdogs. They tend to bark a lot when something is out of the ordinary.

They have a mesmerizing personality and temperament, but this dog breed is quite rare. Animal experts say that this breed isn’t recommended for first-time owners. The Komondor shouldn’t be brushed, but you have to keep their coats clean and white, otherwise, it can be the perfect environment for parasites, dirt, and debris.

One of the most important things that you have to take into consideration if you are ready to adopt such a breed is to keep them away from other dogs, as they tend to be aggressive. They aren’t high-energy dogs, so if you have a sedentary lifestyle, then this dog breed is perfect for you.

Moreover, try to opt for a high fence in your backyard, because they tend to explore the world on their own or bark at people passing by.

Bedlington Terrier

  • Dog breed group: terrier dogs
  • Weight: 17 to 23 pounds
  • Life span: 14 to 16 years

The Bedlington Terrier was originally bred to hunt vermin, but nowadays they make excellent companions. They also excel in the show ring. It’s no secret that the Bedlington Terrier loves to be the center of attention, so they prefer to be the only pet in the family. They are very affectionate creatures, playful and intelligent. In general, they can get along with everyone, but due to their strong sense of intuition, they can detect when someone has bad intentions.

They can adapt to any living conditions, whether you live in an apartment or a large house, but you have to provide them with plenty of exercise. If you want to have a happy and healthy dog, then you should definitely help them to consume their energy through daily exercise and mental stimulation.

In addition, they tend to be aggressive with other dogs, especially other adults of the same gender. Hence, try to be cautious when introducing new pets to your family. Even though they are purebred dogs, you can find them at animal shelters as well.


  • Dog breed group: herding dogs
  • Weight: 25 to 35 pounds
  • Life Span: 10 to 15 years

The Puli is best known for their interesting coats, as well as their high energy levels. Very intelligent creatures and aware that they look interesting, they prefer to always be the center of attention. The Puli is very affectionate with their people, which makes them perfect for any type of family, but you need to provide them with plenty of exercises.

Just like other mop-like dog breeds, the Puli’s coat is allergy friendly, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t need specific grooming sessions. However, it’s important to understand that, in addition to these things, they need a lot of affection and love from you as well.

They can get along with everyone, so if you have children, the Puli tends to act like a babysitter around them. This dog breed makes great therapy dogs.

Before adopting a pet, it’s crucial to educate yourself about its needs, breed characteristics, maintenance costs, and so on. Try to take into consideration not only the opinion of specialists and vets but also that of people who have or have had the pet you want, because they know what it means to raise a pet.

As you already know, there are thousands of animal shelters full of innocent souls abandoned by their families, and the most common reasons are that they didn’t have sufficient resources to raise them properly.

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Russian Borzoi

  • Dog breed group: hound dogs
  • Weight: 55 to 105 pounds
  • Life span: 10 to 12 years

As the name suggests, the Russian Borzoi was developed in Russia as a hunting dog, but nowadays they make excellent companions. According to animal experts, this dog breed is more likely to develop abdominal bloating after a meal, so try to make sure they eat small amounts of food – plus, provide them with enough exercise.

It’s important to know that the Russian Borzoi can be nervous around children unless they are socialized properly from an early age. Animal experts say that they make poor watchdogs. The best part is that they can get along with cats or other small pets, although they chase them when they are outdoors.

Brussels Griffon

  • Dog breed group: companion dogs
  • Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
  • Life span: 12 to 15 years

The Brussels Griffon was originally developed to hunt and kill rats, but today things are different. They are very affectionate, intelligent and funny creatures that can make excellent companions. According to experts, you can adopt one even though you live in an apartment, as they can adapt to any living conditions, but your neighbors won’t like this, because they tend to bark a lot when they hear a noise.  They aren’t recommended for people who have a sedentary lifestyle, because they need plenty of exercise, but if you can meet their needs in this sense, you will definitely have a devoted friend for life.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where it’s cool to own a pet, and many people adopt them because this is the trend at this moment, thus, they have no idea what it means to raise one. As a consequence when things get worse, they end up abandoning these pure and innocent souls. Therefore, try to take into consideration all the things that your pet will need, as well as their costs, and if you are 100% sure of your decision, adopt one instead of buying.

Peruvian Inca Orchid

  • Dog breed group: Miscellaneous Class
  • Weight: 8 to 18 pounds
  • Life span: 12 to 14 years

As you can see, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is an elegant and slim dog with an athletic appearance. They are very affectionate and clever dogs. They tend to adopt a ‘serious’ temperament around strangers, which makes them excellent watchdogs. That being said, they are loyal and protective of their families, but just like any other dog breed, they can be nervous around children, so you should keep an eye on them when they are around kids.

In general, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is prone to getting overweight, so try to make sure they eat high-quality foods and pay attention to the amount and calorie intake. Of course, treats can be essential when training them, but giving them too many can cause obesity – this rule applies to any other dog breed.


  • Dog breed group: hound dogs
  • Weight: 45 to 70 pounds
  • Life span: 12 to 17 years

Catalburun is one of the rarest dog breeds out there that has been developed in Turkey as a hunting dog. What makes them special and unique is their double nose (which isn’t actually double, but it seems so). However, they are not only great hunting dogs, but they are also smart, athletic, and devoted to their families.

Animal experts say that the Catalburun is calm and reliable around children. They love to spend time with their owners but can become aggressive and territorial towards other dogs. Of course, they are not recommended for people who live in an apartment.

No matter how strange or not your dog breed is, you should make sure to keep an eye out for these signs that they are not as healthy as they could be!

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