Puli dogs have unique dreadlock-like fur, originating from Hungary, used as herding dogs, affectionate, and easy to train.
Salukis, Arabian Hounds, have flowing hair around the ears and tail. They are sighthounds bred in the Middle East, requiring ample exercise.
Peruvian Inca Orchid: hairless breed, originated in Peru, intelligent and affectionate, doesn't shed much, comes in three sizes.
Hairless Xoloitzcuintle dogs from Mexico have a unique appearance and may need extra care due to their lack of fur, including winter coats and sunscreens.
Bedlington Terriers: agile, intelligent sighthounds with unique, hypoallergenic, curly fur. Teddy bear-like appearance. Regular grooming needed.
Schapendoes: Dutch Sheep Dog, affectionate, good with dogs, unique beard. Once popular, declined due to Border Collies, revived post-WWII.
Kai Kens: "Tiger Dogs" with black-and-brown coats, brindle markings. Rare, protected breed in Japan. Affectionate, loyal, intelligent hunting dogs.
Pharaoh Hound: Ancient Egyptian sighthound with sleek frame, huge ears. Affectionate, needs exercise, dislikes cold.
Papillon: French for butterfly. Intelligent, agile, long lifespan. Oldest toy breed, depicted in art. High-spirited, family pet. Requires coat maintenance.
Doodles are popular, but other Poodle crossbreeds exist. Dalmadoodles have a unique appearance. Crossbreeding has genetic risks.