Curious-Looking Canines! Part one

As the old adage goes, there really is no accounting for taste, and this applies to our choice in canine companions as much as anywhere else in life. The way in which we choose the dog that we want, and the way that we view them, is incredibly subjective and everyone has their own preference when it comes to choosing a canine companion. How dogs look and how this affects us is a major part of the buying decision, and there are some truly strange-looking dogs out there.

Here at Dog School we have been providing dog walking in Croydon for years and have seen hundreds of different breeds of dog over the years, so we’ve put together a list of 6 of our favourite strange-looking breeds. Here are the first three;


‘The dog with dreadlocks’ is the most common description of this weird and wonderful looking dog, and it’s rather accurate. The sheer size of this mutt only helps to underline the fact that these dogs were first bred to protect livestock, and will fearlessly defend their charges if necessary.


Bull Terrier

Whether you love or hate the way this breed looks, and it’s seemingly impossible to sit on the fence, we think that there is certainly a regal aspect to this breeds’ proud wearing of such a distinctive face. While this breed is often avoided due to a perception of an aggressive temperament, if socialised and trained early they are a loyal and well-behaved dog for an experienced owner.


Afghan Hound

The Afghan is a dog breed that really divides opinion; they are often seen as a pretentious choice due to their high maintenance requirements. Their often aloof attitude and high level of intelligence and reasoning only reinforce the idea that they are more of an upper class choice. Taken purely on the way they look though, we personally think that (when properly groomed) they are an incredibly elegant looking breed that’s always sure to impress.


We hope you have enjoyed the first part of our roundup and are waiting with baited breath for part 2. If you would like to know a little more about our services please don’t hesitate to contact us today and we will be more than happy to help.

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