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15 Funny Looking Dog Breeds (Strange & Weird Pups) (With Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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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 add pictures so you can get a good look at these unusual dogs. Most of them are extremely friendly, and they all make great pets.

Keep reading while we present 15 strange and weird-looking dogs that are sure to turn all your friend’s heads!

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Top 15 Funny Looking Dogs:

1. Affenpinscher

Image Credit: LauraTara, pixabay

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.

2. Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier standing on grass
Image Credit: No-longer-here, Pixabay

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 and ideal running partners.

3. Bergamasco Shepherd

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Image Credit: slowmotiongli, Shutterstock

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 even a dog! They are fairly large and can get up to 70 pounds, but are amazingly low maintenance pooches.

4. Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon
Image Credit: PublicDomainPictures, Pixabay

The Brussels Griffon 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.

5. Bull Terrier

bull terrier with heart collar
Image Credit: Melanie Thomas, Pixabay

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. Their intimidating appearance makes them great for use as guard dogs.

6. Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested dog in the meadows
Image Credit: Veronika Andrews, Pixabay

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.

7. Dosa Korean Mastiff

The Dosa Korea Mastiff has a very large wrinkled head, but it’s extremely dignified and easygoing. 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 if left alone for too long and require almost constant mental stimulation.

8. French Bulldog

french bulldog
Image 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 well with children and other animals, although does have its fair share of health issues to be aware of.

9. Komondor

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Image Credit: BORINA OLGA, shutterstock

The Komondor is definitely a strange-looking dog with long hair that reaches the floor. It’s a powerful dog known for being loyal and brave, and is 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.

10. Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff sitting outdoors
Image Credit: Christian Mueller, Shutterstock

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.

11. Peruvian Inca Orchid

Peruvian Inca Orchid
Image Credit: Anna Krivitskaya, Shutterstock

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is a medium-sized sighthound with long, lithe legs. It can be hairless or sparsely coated and comes in many colors. They are lively and alert dogs with large pointy ears and a distinctly pointed muzzle.

12. Puli

Puli Dog
Image Credit: kidsnewshu, Pixabay

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 due to its antics!

13. Russian Borzoi

Image Credit: Jeannette1980, Pixabay

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.

14. Shar Pei

Sharpei Dog Walking
Image Credit: Pikist

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.

15. Xoloitzcuintli

Miniature Xoloitzcuintli
Image By: 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 cute 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 pooches look strange, all these dogs make great family pets. 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 hopefully 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.

Featured Image Credit: Vasiliy Khimenko, Shutterstock

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