One of the many wonderful things about dogs is that they come in all different shapes, sizes, and temperaments. While canine traits differ across the board, some breeds have more unique characteristics than others. Below are three unusual dog breeds that are sure to catch your eye:
Bedlington Terrier (pictured above)
This terrier may look a little like a lamb, but she’s more of a lion at heart. Bedlington Terriers were bred to hunt and kill badgers, rats, rabbits, and foxes. The Bedlington Terrier’s signature curly coat offers protection against water and weather.
If you’ve never seen a dog with dreadlocks before, then you haven’t come across a Komondor. The breed’s coat is matted into cords because the curly undercoat gets trapped and tangled by the rough outer coat. This unusual, mop-like coat protects the Komondor against predators. It’s also waterproof and shields against cold weather.
These unusual dogs stand out because they only have hair around their ankles, ears, and tails. This (mostly) hairless breed was originally bred in the 13th century to hunt rats without attracting flees.
To learn more, check out VetDepot’s dog breed guides.