Weirdest Dog Breeds EverMost dog breeds seem to follow a fairly standard template that allows alterations incoat color, coat length, bone structure, and other aspects. However, there are somebreeds that will make the casual observer scratch at his or her chin in confusion.Here are some of the weirdest dog breeds ever:PuliThe Puli is an unlikely looking animal characterized mostly by a coat that naturallygathers into thick cords that protect the dog from harsh weather and the hard workfacing a herding dog. The grey, black, or white coat grows profusely all over thebody.XoloitzcuintliThe Xoloitzcuintli is a dog breed that has been shaped primarily by theenvironment rather than rigorous breeding efforts. This breed is also known as theMexican Hairless Dog, but there is a coated variety. The hairless variety isbelieved to have developed from a spontaneous mutation.Peruvian Inca OrchidThe Peruvian Inca Orchid, also known as the Peruvian Hairless Dog, is not to beconfused with the Xoloitzcuitli. The origins of this breed are dated to pre-Incatimes. The hairless variety has an absence of hair across the entire body, but theskin color can be any color. The appearance of the Peruvian Inca Orchid is meantto be the definition of the word "smooth."Norwegian LundehundThere are some distinct anatomical differences between the Norwegian Lundehundand other breeds. Each foot has a minimum of six fully formed toes. Additionally,the foot pads on the hind paws are elongated. The superb elasticity of the neckallows this dog to bend the head back to touch to backbone. These characteristics,as well as other less extreme adaptations, allow the Norwegian Lundehund to huntpuffins on cliffs and in small caves.Chinese Crested
While there is a Powderpuff variety that has a full body of hair, the hairless varietyof the Chinese Crested is the best known form. Hairless is a slight misnomer sincethere is hair on the head or crest, socks on the feet, and a plume of hair on the tail.Carolina DogThe Carolina Dog, also known as the American Dingo, is a result of life in thepines and swamps of South Carolina and parts of Georgia. These dogs are knownto roam the wild, but domestication is relatively easy. The overall appearance ofthe breed is described as "primitive."Catahoula Leopard DogThe Catahoula Leopard Dog is a mixed-breed dog with a wide variety of featuresthat fit the breed description. As settlers and explorers from various parts of theworld reached the Louisiana area, dog breeds brought from the country of originwould breed with dogs already living in the area. The eventual result would be theCatahoula Leopard Dog with its working disposition, many possible coat colors,and heavily muscles body.Neapolitan MastiffThe massive Neapolitan Mastiff is characterized by the loose folds and wrinkles ofskin that cover the dogs body. This breed also has large flaps of skin on the jawand a large dewlap, which is the bit of skin hanging beneath the jaw.