10 Exotic Dog Breeds with Uncommon Traits


This ancient breed is hypoallergenic and unusual due to its lack of fur. They are close buddies and treasured by the Aztecs.

Norwegian Lundehund:

Because they have six fully functional digits on each foot, this Norwegian species is a superb climber and puffin hunter.


The Azawakh is a sleek, quick breed from West Africa. They have thin, short coats, are nimble, and excellent sight-hunters.


This Turkish breed has a "double-nose" appearance due to a genetic defect. Canines that hunt have a high sense of smell.

Thai Ridgeback:

Thai dogs have fur on their backs that grows in the other direction. They are adaptable working dogs as well as devoted family pets.

Tibetan Mastiff:

One of the largest and most protective breeds, the Tibetan Mastiff, has a thick double coat and has defended Himalayan monasteries.

Peruvian Inca Orchid:

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is another hairless breed that is elegant and old. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and are gentle, loving companions.


This Hungarian breed has long, corded fur that mimics dreadlocks. They are very protective and devoted to their families.

Chinese Crested:

A powderpuff and hairless breed. The hairless has smooth skin, but the powderpuff has a dense coat. They're caring and entertaining.

Thai Bangkaew Dog: 

This Thai breed is well-known for its piercing blue eyes and gorgeous coat patterns. These intelligent, self-sufficient canines require early socialization and instruction.