Explore the weird and wacky side of the canine world with this hilarious photo gallery of strange looking dog breeds. The best part about it? All these dogs are still adorable!
Averaging over 30-inches tall, the Hungarian Komondor is one big puppy. What really makes this goofy guy larger than life is his fur: at up to 27 cm in length, the Komondor has the thickest fur in the canine world. That’s one shaggy dog!
2. Bedlington Terrier
Is that a dog, or a sheep? Hailing from Bedlington, England, this lamb-like dog’s interesting coat is said to make him perfect for allergy-prone pet owners.
This Puli kicks it Jamaican style, but despite the Rastafarian dreadlocks he actually hails from Hungary. His primary role is herding livestock, and his curiously thick fur not only looks really neat, but is virtually water resistant.
4. Russian Borzoi
Similar to a greyhound, the Russian Borzoi is extremely agile and capable of chasing small animals and prey. Due to this breed’s notorious stubborn streak though, he’s best left to an experienced and patient dog trainer. This guy marches to the beat of his own drum!
5. Brussels Griffon
This hilarious looking dog breed has a tendency to dominate other dogs, despite their diminutive frame. How could such a cute little guy be so bossy?
Hailing from Germany, this dog was bred to hunt and kill rats. Yummy!
7. Neapolitan Mastiff
A full-sized Neapolitan Mastiff weighs upwards of 130 pounds, making him a loyal and efficient guard dog. Just be sure to stay on this droopy-faced dog’s good side, ok?
8. Bergamasco Shepherd
Woah! Somebody needs a trim. The Bergamasco’s matted fur looks very distinct (and kind of awesome, if we do say so), but he wasn’t born this way. As a puppy the Bergamasco has short and smooth hair, which later grows into long, knotted locks of fur. Get this guy to a barber, will ya?
9. Bull Terrier
The egg-shaped head of this breed makes them a highly unusual looking pup, but most hockey fans will recognize this dog as Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry’s beloved companion, “Blue”. Cherry’s Bull Terrier made frequent appearances on Hockey Night in Canada, and was seen as part and parcel to her master’s eccentric personality.
10. French Bulldog
A sad and little-known fact is that the name “bulldog” refers to the breed’s original purpose: to taunt and attack bulls in a cruel spectator sport. Fortunately, French Bulldogs are no longer used for this, and are actually very loyal and friendly pets who crave human affection. And boy, are they ever cute!