Everyone knows certain dog breeds like the golden retriever and German shepherd, but did you know there are tons more, and some of them are really bizarre? Dog breeds come in all shapes, sizes, and temperaments, but honestly, some dogs’ appearance defy reason. From overwhelmingly shaggy coats to oddly shaped bodies, these dogs are a sight to be seen. But, just because they might seem bizarre doesn’t mean they aren’t still adorable and ready to be taken home. Ready to lay your eyes on some weird dogs? Here are 25 Most Bizarre Dog Breeds.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a unique breed in Italy that was almost extinct until a group of dog lovers were able to keep it going. It has a unique, thick coat of curly hair and is specially bred to hunt waterfowl and the truffle.
The Otterhound was bred to do exactly what it names suggests, to hunt otter. Which, of all the animals to hunt, otter seems like a weird choice. This breed has a strong nose and exceptionally long, shaggy hair.
Big, wrinkly, and ugly as all get out, the Neapolitan Mastiff was bred to be a guard dog but is today considered a “gentle giant.”
The Affenpinscher is a tiny companion dog originally bred to be ratters. But, let’s be honest, they look like Ewoks from Star Wars.
The Thai Ridgeback is a primitive breed of dog from Thailand that was used for hunting and pulling carts. Though, like most primitive breeds, they’re very difficult to train.