Mary had a little… Bedlington Terrier? This lamb-like pup is a highly active dog that needs lots of exercise to be kept happy but who wouldn’t want to play with this adorable piece of fluff? Sign me up for a game of fetch any day!
If you take one look at the Bergamasco it should be pretty obvious what the distinguishing feature of this breed is: its highly matted (or dreadlocked as I prefer to call it) coat. Instead of forming actual cords, as some other “dreadlocked” dog breeds’ coats do, this one forms felts – the circular clumps you see pictured above. The Bergamasco has 3 types of hair which form the mats easily.
Cambodian Razorback Dog
The Cambodian Razorback resembles any other dog at first glance, but a harder stare reveals where its name comes from. The dog has a unique “razor” of hair that runs down the length of its spine. Found in Cambodia mostly, this tropical dog is also odd in that it sports long hair – something rare for a dog of warmer climates.
Virtually only found in Turkey, this breed is characterized by its “split nose” which was originally caused due to inbreeding. Turkish peoples valued the dog over its regular Pointer counterpart because they believed the split nose gave the dog superior tracking abilities.
This dog breed is slightly high maintenance since its exposed skin needs to be moisturized and bathed regularly to avoid dry skin and infections. Sunscreen is also required if the dog plans to spend significant time in the sun. Of course, you could always neglect these responsibilities and wind up with the second photo above. Held every year, the World’s Ugliest Dog competition usually claims a Chinese Crested as its winner. Archie here won the competition in 2007.