Almost everybody knows what a Golden Retriever or German Shepherd looks like, but what about a Puli or a Portuguese Water Dog? These breeds may not be as popular as others, but they’re also beautiful dogs who are terrific companions and will provide a lifetime of love and affection.
Here are the eight exotic dog breeds that are the cutest.
One look at a Puli and most people think, “walking mop,” since the tight curls of its fur resemble dreadlocks. Although their fur looks like it might be unmanageable, Pulis experience little to no shedding. They’re also very active dogs and loyal to their owners.
This small breed resembles a lamb and is named after a town in North East England. Bedlington Terriers were originally bred to kill vermin and have been used in dog racing competitions. Today, the dogs are known for their mild and gentle dispositions, making them a good dog for children.
A medium-sized dog with an abundant coat of fur, the Bergamasco Shepherd was originally a herding dog from the Italian Alps near the city of Bergamo. Its unique coat is made of three types of hair, all used to protect it from weather and predators.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a large and powerful dog, typically weighing up to 155 pounds. They’re natural guard dogs known for being protective of their home and family. After World War II an Italian painter began a breeding kennel to continue the Neapolitan Mastiff line.