7 Unusual Dog Breeds You Probably Aren't Aware Of



Also known as the Mexican Hairless Dog, the Xoloitzcuintli is one of the oldest and rarest dog breeds. They come in toy, miniature, and standard sizes and are known for their unique hairless appearance.

Bergamasco Shepherd


This breed has a distinctive coat that forms into felt-like mats. They were originally herding dogs in the Italian Alps, known for their loyalty and protective nature.

Thai Ridgeback


These dogs have a distinctive ridge of hair along their back that grows in the opposite direction of the rest of their coat. They are known for their independence and agility.



The Catalburun is a Turkish breed with a unique split nose, often referred to as a "double nose." They are prized for their hunting skills.

Norwegian Lundehund


This breed has six toes on each paw and was historically used for puffin hunting on steep cliffs. They are incredibly agile and flexible.



Originating from West Africa, the Azawakh is a slender and elegant sighthound known for its striking appearance and speed.

Peruvian Inca Orchid


Similar to the Xoloitzcuintli, this breed is hairless and has a history dating back to the Inca Empire. They are known for their loyalty and affectionate nature.

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