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Discover 5 atypical dog breeds

“Ugly” for some, “original” for others, the Puli, the Mexican hairless dog or the Bedlington terrier leave no one indifferent.

Each dog has a different character, size or specificity depending on its lineage or origins. physical dog breeds atypical are often less known to the general public. Yet they are unique four-legged companions.

The Puli

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the Pulior Hungarian Shepherd, is a medium-sized dog belonging to the group 1 sheepdogs and cattle dogs. This dog with atypical fur was once used as a sheepdog. Devoted and affectionate, the Puli is the perfect companion for the whole family.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of a Puli is, on average, between 12 and 15 years.
  • Height and weight : male and female weigh an average of 10 kg to 15 kg and measure 35 cm to 45 cm at the withers.
  • Physical peculiarities : the Puli is distinguished by its coat called ” string which is reminiscent of dreadlocks.
  • Fur : his hair is very curly. It can be white, black or grey.
  • Health : this breed of dog has a solid health. She fears neither the cold nor the rain, thanks to her coat.

the mexican hairless dog

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the mexican hairless dog, also called xloitzcuintle, is a dog belonging to the group 5 of Spitz-type and primitive-type dogs. This hairless dog is known to be a so-called “hypoallergenic” dog. Indeed, the absence of hair avoids any risk of spreading allergens within the house.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of a Mexican hairless dog is, on average, between 14 and 16 years.
  • Height and weight : male and female weigh an average of 4 kg to 9 kg and measure 25 cm to 60 cm at the withers.
  • Physical peculiarities : this dog is characterized by the total or almost total absence of hair.
  • Fur : this dog is not entirely naked, it actually has a very fine uniform and dark down.
  • Health : this dog enjoys solid health. However, the lack of hair makes it more sensitive to climatic conditions.

The Chinese Crested Dog

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the chinese crested dog is a small dog belonging to the group 9 toy and companion dogs. Despite its small size, this dog has a fiery temperament. A good education is necessary so that this little dog does not turn into a surly and turbulent animal.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of a Chinese crested dog is, on average, between 13 and 15 years.
  • Height and weight : male and female weigh an average of 3 kg to 4 kg and measure 28 cm to 33 cm at the withers.
  • Physical peculiarities : this dog is devoid of hair except on the head.
  • Fur : its practically non-existent coat can be of different colors.
  • Health : this dog does not tolerate cold and humidity well, as well as solar aggressions.

The Bedlington terrier

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the bedlington terrier where the rothbury terrier is a large to medium sized dog. This breed of dog is part of the group 3, terrier dogs. Lively and intelligent, he is a very good hunting dog.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of a Bedlington terrier is, on average, between 12 and 14 years.
  • Height and weight : male and female weigh an average of 8 kg to 10 kg and measure 34 cm to 45 cm at the withers.
  • Physical features: the Bedlington is recognizable with its pear-shaped head covered with a tuft of hair.
  • Fur : this dog has a curly and thick coat of sand, brown or “blue” colors.
  • Health : this breed of dog is prone to several diseases such as hepatitis, hip dysplasia or patella.

The little Russian dog

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The small Russian dog or russkiy toy is a small dog belonging to the group 9 toy and companion dogs. This active little dog, who is not afraid of anything, will not hesitate to bark and protect his master.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of a small Russian dog is, on average, between 14 and 16 years.
  • Height and weight : male and female weigh an average of 3 kg to 4 kg and measure 25 cm to 30 cm at the withers.
  • Physical features: we recognize this dog with its imposing hairy ears.
  • Fur : his hair is short and very dense, usually ebony black in color.
  • Health : this little dog has a rather robust health.

Adopting an animal commits you, it is a decision that you will have to think carefully about. Do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian or the shelter closest to you before starting. They will be able to give you their advice on the breed of dog that will suit you best.

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