Meet Nine of the World's Most Unusual DOG breeds!

Lots of excitement was churning this year at the National Dog Show presented by Purina in Oaks, Pennsylvania as there were over 175 registered breeds assigned to seven groups. These types of dogs include: Terrier, Toy, Working, Sporting, Hound, Non-Sporting and Herding. Of these groups nine stood as the most “unusual looking” breeds as reported by Vetstreet

Dinmont Terrier
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a long, low body, a large head with a silky topknot, a "scimitar" tail and coat colors described as "pepper" and "mustard." The Dandie takes his name from Dandie Dinmont in Sir Walter Scott’s “Guy Mannering.”
Bedlington Terrier
With the heart of a lion the Bedlington Terrier is one of the more unusual terrier breeds, with his crisp and curly coat and somewhat relaxed nature. Well, relaxed for a terrier.

The Komondor, is a livestock guardian breed from Hungary Resembling a dog-shaped mop, her coat helps her blend in with her flock and protects her from weather extremes and the attacks of predators. The cords are naturally-occurring and should develop by the time she is 2 years old. 

Taken from the names of Xolotl, an Aztec god, and Itzcuintli, an Aztec word for dog, the Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo is distinguished by a lean, smooth head, a wrinkled brow and large, thin-skinned ears that stand erect.

Black Russian Terrier
Created by the Russian army the Black Russian Terrier was used as a guard dog in climates with extremely cold temperatures. The hair on the head drapes over the eyes and face and forms a mustache and beard. The double coat comes in only black or black.

Chinese Crested
The Chinese Crested has a graceful and fairy tale look. Unmistakeable for any other breed. Both varieties of the Crested (the hairless and the Powderpuff) can be born in the same litter.

Old English Sheepdog
A more common breed than featured, the Old English Sheepdog is known for his signature coat. Grooming can be at least a half hour to an hour per week. The breed has evolved from a multipurpose farm dog to a companion and show dog without losing its instinct of sheep herding.

Ibizan Hound
Originated on Spain’s Balearic Islands the Ibizan Hound was once used to hunt rabbits. She stands out for her large, erect ears and pink nose. She thinks for herself, steals food whenever and wherever it’s available, chases prey at every opportunity, and can flat-foot jump a five-foot fence.

Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound has long, thick, silky hair with a fine texture, which requires a lot of grooming.  A professional dog blow-dryer is recommended for owners who bathe her frequently. British military officers first brought this elegant breed to the WestAfter being posted to the India-Afghanistan border.

Source: Vetstreet 


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