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3 Wonderfully Unusual Dog Breeds

bedlington terrier blogOne 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.

Komondor

komondor blogIf 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.

The Hairless Chinese Crested chinese crested blog

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.

 

 

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  • gretchen rickloff February 17, 2015, 8:42 am

    We have always owned OES and are now considering a sheepadoodle. It’s new to us, but has apparently been around awhile. Any info. on less allergenic, coat maintenance, etc. We figure the temperament has to be just as sweet and goofy!

  • Heather February 23, 2015, 5:57 pm

    I’ve seen the names printed before, but have only met 1 chinese crested. Thanks for the awesome pictures!

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