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15 Strange & Weird-looking Dog Breeds

If you are interested in the strange and beautiful, then this is the post for you. We’ve scoured the internet to find 15 of the most bizarre-looking dog breeds to add to our list. We’ll tell you a little about each kind and show you a picture so you can get a clear look at these unusual dogs. Most of them are extremely friendly, and they all make great pets.

Keep reading while we present fifteen strange and weird-looking dogs breed sure to turn all your friend’s heads.

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Strange and Weird Looking Dog Breeds

Here is the list of strange looking dog breeds we have found to present to you.

1. Affenpinscher


The Affenpinscher is the Is the first dog on our list and this breed is known for being confident and funny. The Affenpinscher is a small breed with a very hairy body that many describe as resembling an Ewok character from the Star Wars movies.

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2. Bedlington Terrier

bedlington terrier dog

The Bedlington Terrier Is a strange-looking dog that almost resembles a misshapen poodle. These dogs are loyal and love to be the center of attention. They are also quite fast.

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3. Bergamasco Shepherd

bergamasco shepherd

The Bergamasco Shepherd is an independent and intelligent breed with long hair that completely covers their eyes. It gives them a very shaggy appearance, and people passing by may question if it’s a dog. It’s fairly large and can get up to 70 pounds and is amazingly low maintenance.

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4. Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffen Is a small dog with large eyes and a beard. They are smart, funny, and enjoy being around people. Outside of the attention they demand, they don’t require much fussing over, and they can live up to 15 years.

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5. Bull Terrier

english bull terrier

The Bull Terrier is known for its egg-shaped head and tiny eyes. They are very playful and quite funny, but they can also be stubborn. Their coat requires very little grooming, and they hardly ever bark.

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6. Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested dog standing

The Chinese Crested has large butterfly ears, a furry head, furry feet, and a smooth body. It only stands about a foot tall and weighs less than 15 pounds. It can also live up to 18 years, doesn’t shed, loves to play, and is very attentive to family members.

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7. Dosa Korean Mastiff

The Dosa Korea Mastiff has a very large wrinkled head, but it’s extremely dignified and easy going. It’s a large dog that likes to lean on you or lay on your lap. They make great watchdogs but suffer from separation anxiety and require constant mental stimulation.

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8. French Bulldog

french bulldog
Credit: Wasitt Hemwarapornchai, Shutterstock

The French Bulldog is a toy breed that weighs less than 30 pounds. It’s extremely laid back and likes to lay on the couch watching television. It’s adaptable to almost any living situation and requires very little exercise. It’s charming and gets along with children and other animals.

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9. Komondor


The Komondor is definitely a strange looking dog with its long hair that reaches the floor. It’s a powerful dog known for being loyal and brave. It’s one of the most recognizable dogs in the world. They are sheepherders, and their long hair helps protect them from weather and predators and helps them blend in with the sheep they are watching.

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10. Neapolitan Mastiff

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The Neopolitan Mastiff is another large-headed dog that’s very similar in appearance to the Dosa Korean Mastiff. It’s a very large breed, and the males can grow to weigh more than 150 pounds. They make extremely intimidating guard dogs but are gentle and sweet to their owners.

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11. Peruvian Inca Orchid

Peruvian Inca Orchid
Image Credit: Anna Krivitskaya, Shutterstock

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is a medium-sized sighthound. It can be hairless or coated and come in many colors and are a lively and alert breed with large pointy ears.

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12. Puli

Puli Dog

The Puli breed is a small to medium-sized dog with very shaggy hair that covers its eyes. It’s very smart, extremely agile, and bred to work closely with humans. It has a powerful body, and many people call it the acrobat of the dog world.

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13. Russian Borzoi


The Russian Borzoi is an affectionate and loyal dog that has a large body and a small head. It almost resembles a Greyhound and has a calm and agreeable temperament. It can reach 35 to 40 miles an hour when running, and some dogs can grow to reach 100 pounds.

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14. Shar Pei


The Chinese Shar-Pei is an extremely wrinkled dog that is instantly recognizable to anyone who has seen one before. This breed can weigh up to 60 pounds and can be standoffish with strangers but are loyal and serene with family members.

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15. Xoloitzcuintli

Miniature Xoloitzcuintli
Credit: Vladimirkarp, Shutterstock

The Xoloitzcuintli is a dog breed hailing from the ancient Aztecs. It has a very short coat and can be hairless. Its skin is dark-colored, and it has an intelligent and thoughtful face. It has large batwing ears and an amazingly tough body.

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As you can gather from this list, there are plenty of strange-looking dogs that should satisfy anyone’s desire for something exotic. Of the breeds listed, the Puli and the Komondor are probably the strangest looking of all, but each breed has its quirks. Though these dogs look strange, all these dogs make great family pets and watchdogs. Most of them like children and get along with other pets as well.

We hope you have enjoyed our look into the strangest dog breeds and have found your next pet. If we have helped you learn a little about a dog breed you have never heard of before, please share these 15 strange and weird-looking dogs on Facebook and Twitter.

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Featured Image: Vasiliy Khimenko, Shutterstock