13 Weird, Weird-Looking Dog Breeds (with Pictures)

There are some weird and overall weird looking dogs out there in the world. Have you ever wondered what they all look like on the list? Then look no further because we’ve found 13 of the weirdest and weirdest dogs we could find. No matter what they look like, these dogs are fun pets and would make great additions to any family.

If you like unique looking animals then enjoy our list that will make all your friends turn to look at your pet.


1. Xoloitzcuintli

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  • Age: 13-18 years old

  • Size: 18-23 inches (standard)

  • Color: Black, gray-black, slate, red, or bronze

  • Temperament: Loyal, alert, calm

  • Weight: 30-55 pounds (standard)

The Xoloitzcuintli dog actually comes from the ancient Aztecs. It has a short coat and can even be hairless, making it great for those with pet allergies. The hairless breed has a hard, smooth skin that shows all the wrinkles a dog has. Their faces were wise and intelligent, and when this dog was deep in thought, his brow furrowed. This dog is a loving snitch but also a loyal guard dog to whoever owns it. This breed also has toys and mini sizes.

2. Affenpinscher

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  • Age: 12-15 years old

  • Size: 9-11.5 inches

  • Color: Black, Grey, Blonde, Brown

  • Temperament: Confident, funny, fearless, loyal, stubborn

  • Weight: 7-10 Pounds

This breed of dog has been described as a “money dog” for years now. Most Star Wars fans think this little dog looks more like a Wookie or an Ewok. Affenpinschers are confident dogs who don’t believe they are as small as they are. They are loyal and entertaining and will always imagine they are bigger than they really are.

3. Brussels Griffon

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  • Age: 12-15 years old

  • Size: 7-10 inches

  • Color: Black, Black and Brown, Red, Beige

  • Temperament: Loyal, alert, curious

  • Weight: 30-55 pounds (standard)

Next on our list is the Brussels Griffon, a dog known for his big eyes and beard. These cute looking dogs are great family dogs because they are loyal creatures. However, they did not enjoy menial work at all. Usually, they have a special human being, always near and making sure you are not lonely.

4. Russian Borzoi

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  • Age: 9-14 years old

  • Size: 26+ inches for women, 28+ inches for men

  • Color: Black, Beige, Gold, Red, Sable, White, Brindle

  • Temperament: Loving, loyal, majestic

  • Weight: 60-85 pounds (women), 75-105 pounds (men)

The Russian Borzoi is a loving dog that has a large build and small head. They look most similar to Greyhounds, but with more fur. They like to rest their heads in the lap of their beloved owner. These dogs are made for speed, as they can reach 35 to 40 miles per hour. Before they became our house pets, they were wolf hunters and would hunt in packs of over 100 dogs. Today they are more content to just chase squirrels and other small animals in the streets.

5. Chinese Crested

  • Age: 13-18 years old

  • Size: 11-13 inches

  • Color: Black, beige, white, slate, pink, blue, brown

  • Temperament: Loving, lively, fun

  • Weight: 8-12 pounds

The Chinese crested is known for its hairy head, hairy feet, hairy tail, and smooth body. They are a more fashionable breed of dog because of their stunning looks. Chinese Crested is known to be playful and considerate of everyone in the family. They make great family pets and are loyal to their owners. While rough isn’t their forte, they will play with just about anyone. Best of all, these dogs don’t shed, making them great for those with allergies.

6. Komondor


  • Age: 10-12 years old

  • Size: 5+ inches (men), 25.5+ inches (women)

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  • Temperament: Loyal, dignified, courageous

  • Weight: 100+ pounds (men), 80+ pounds (women)

The Komondor is one of the most recognizable dogs in the world. They are herders of sheep, and their long hair protects them from the weather and predators. Their fur almost looks like sheep’s wool, only that it goes all the way to the ground. You may not even know their name and have heard of them by their common nickname “Mop Dog”. These dogs are friendly and make brilliant companions, despite their odd appearance.

7. Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

  • Age: 11-16 years old

  • Size: 15-17.5 inches

  • Color: Blue, heart, sand

  • Temperament: Loyal, charming, friendly

  • Weight: 17-23 pounds

This one dog is most similar to a poodle whose shape is a bit cute. If you’re out of dog appearance, the Bedlington Terrier has the appearance of a sheep. The dog coat is light and fluffy, but it makes the perfect dog for those who suffer from allergies. They are very playful and love to cuddle next to you to relax.

8. Puli


  • Age: 10-15 years old

  • Size: 17 inches (men), 16 inches (women)

  • Color: Black, silver, white

  • Temperament: Loyal, loves home, protective

  • Weight: 25-35 pounds

Puli rocked the dreadlocks we’ve seen before. These dogs are herding dogs and love to work. They are very agile, even if they can’t see with the eyelashes in their eyes, and love to work. Being a medium sized dog, they are acrobatic and like to be close to humans as well. Like most working dogs, they have a lot of energy to get around.

9. Naples Mastiff


  • Age: 7-9 years old

  • Size: 26-31 inches (men), 24-29 inches (women)

  • Color: Black, Blue, Mahogany, Tawny, Brindle

  • Temperament: Loyal, Alert, Protective

  • Weight: 150 pounds (men), 110 pounds (women)

The Neapolitan Mastiff is a large dog that looks close to the other mastiffs on this list. These dogs look very scary because of their enormous size. However, these dogs are gentle giants and prefer to play with the family rather than attack anything. Their furrows make them look slack and their muzzles look slack, but behind all those wrinkles lies a cheerful dog who wants to spread joy.

10. Bull Terrier

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  • Age: 12-13 years old

  • Size: 21-22 inches

  • Color: Black, White, Brown, Red

  • Temperament: Naughty, fun, charming

  • Weight: 50-70 pounds

If you’ve ever seen a Bull Terrier, you’ll know its head is like an egg. Their faces were pointed and compared to their bodies they looked large. Pair that with little eyes and you get a dog that looks a little weird. These dogs are very playful and playful, but they are also one of the more stubborn dogs on this list.

11. Peruvian Inca Orchid

Peruvian Inca Orchid

  • Age: 12-14 years old

  • Size: 75-15.75 inches (small) 15.75-19.75 inches (medium) 19.75-25.75 inches (large)

  • Color: Black, blue, brown, gold, gray, tan, white, brindle

  • Temperament: Loving, noble, loyal

  • Weight: 5-17.5 pounds (small) 17.5-26.5 pounds (medium) 26.5-55 pounds (large)

The Peruvian Inca Orchid has its roots in Peru and is a small muscular dog. They are mostly used as surveillance dogs, and they are dogs that know how to move. Their bodies are built for speed and stamina, making them great running partners. However, like greyhounds, they are prone to anxiety when separated from their owners.

12. Bergamasco Shepherd


  • Age: 13-15 years old

  • Size: 5 inches (men), 22 inches (women)

  • Color: Black or gray

  • Temperament: Independent, social, intelligent

  • Weight: 70-84 pounds (men), 57-71 pounds (women)

The Bergamasco Shepherd is another dog that has naturally matted coats. As puppies, these dogs had short, silky hair that grew into these long, knotted locks. This fur keeps them warm from the cold and prevents predators from finding a snack for them in the Italian Alps, where the breed originates. They are intelligent dogs and love to work, but the Bergamasco board is destructive.

13. Shar-Pei

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  • Age: 8-12 years old

  • Size: 18-20 inches

  • Color: Black, Beige, Brown, Light Brown, Purple, Apricot, Red

  • Temperament: Independent, Loyal, Calm

  • Weight: 45-60 pounds

The Shar-Pei is a very wrinkled breed with a unique snout. This dog has been compared to a hippopotamus! As puppies there are all the wrinkles but as they grow up, they seem to grow into their skin. The unique thing about these dogs is that their tongue is bluish black in color, and it is very healthy.

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As you can see from this list, there is no shortage of dogs that look a little different than usual. That doesn’t make them any less lovable! From our squishy Shar-Pei to our dreaded Puli, they all love to be around their humans. All of these dogs are great with children and love to run around and play. No matter their appearance, they are loyal to their family and will love everyone they meet.

If a strange dog is in front of you, check out some of the breeds above. Your next best friend may look a little different but will have all the love in the world to give.

Featured Image Credit: Christel SAGNIEZ, Pixabay

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