From a living dreadlocked cotton ball to a breed with a natural mohawk, we’ve assembled the craziest list of dog breeds to ever exist:
Aza what? Ever wanted to make people at the dog park instantly regret asking, “What kind of dog is that?” then you might want to adopt one of these African doges.
Catalburun means “fork nose” in Turkish. The jury is out on whether having cutlery for a nose may or may not have any butt sniffing advantages.
Why is my cotton ball jumping?
These extinct Roman war dogs are considered the granddoggies of today’s Mastiff. No one is 100% sure what they looked like, but I’m picturing gigantic dogs with 300-esque style abs.
That coat though…you’d never buy a rug again. Just have your dog lie down in strategic places around the house for some stylish floor decoration.
These dogs are gorgeous, but also look like an artist attempted to paint a dog and got to the nose and legs and decided… “nahhhh.”
This extinct breed is similar historically to the modern day Saint Bernard. They even padded around the Alps with barrels of Brandy to aid during alpine rescues, which I’m sure stranded hikers appreciated. #ShotsShotsShots
THEM WRINKLES! They go on and on and ONNNNNN.
9. The Turnspit
Yaaaas! Sadly extinct, these dogs were bred for one specific purpose: to help cook by turning a spit in the fireplace. They were bascially ye olde service doges.
I can’t decide if these look more like my grandma or a llama. It’s a llama grandma.
Say Catahoula with a southern accent (these doges are from Louisiana), and life just gets a million times better.
Two words: Natural mohawks.
So regal, so cool looking, and also not around anymore. The world will never know if they really painted their nails fire engine red like this picture depicts. Could that have led to their extinction? Did the world prefer natural pup nails?
These look like a magic trick gone into another dimension. Or if someone mashed together a terrier with a Chinese Crested. Either way the laws of dog breed physics are being challenged here.
15. Paisley Terrier
Similar to the Peruvian Inca Orchid just with less hair, and the hardest dog breed name I have ever had to google.
These pups are basically the Yao Ming’s of the dog breed world, too big to exist and yet they just seem like genuinley nice people… I mean dogs.