I first started watching about 5 years ago when the Bichon Frise won. I thought that head cut was quite bizarre but have never met anyone who had one cut that way after that and they are cute. I don't know the name of the other one...it was a larger dog that looked like a big MOP and had all these dreadlock looking things. I couldn't find it's eyes. It was like "cousin it" from the Adam's Family. That was when I knew that there were MANY breeds of dogs and I sure hadn't seen everything. So now what is your most interesting looking or unusual breed?
If it was a huge white mop looking dog, it was a komondor, if it was small, it was a puli. Both are pretty strange looking dogs, I have to agree! I have also found chinese crested and bedlington terrier to be unusual looking.
http://firstname.lastname@example.org/FrostyPG.html Here's a link to a picture of Frosty. Most pets aren't cut that way, but show dogs are kept to look bigger for the ring. It's too much maintenance for the everday person though. I just looked over and saw my cat sleeping in a plastic bag! He's so cute (sorry, I thought I should share! Back to the topic). I think the strangest is the Bedlington Terrier, but I do think Poodles are downright ugly when they have all those puffs randomly and the big head. It's not so bad once I found out why it's that way, but it's still strange.
It's like it has a growth or something! Have you ever noticed how the white standard poodles look kind of funky in the face area like Joan Rivers with a face lift or something! It is the show stuff that goes to the extreme I guess. I have never met a dog I didn't think was cute. I just find some of the show styles absolutely strange!
chinese crested dogs are funny looking. i prefer them with the hair. also funny looking are the mexican hairless and the dandie dinmont terrier. i love the haircuts on the dandies, it makes them look pretty cute.
Oh my god I forgot that one!! That, by far, is the ugliest fully groomed. I don't know who came up with the idea to make them look like that, but whoever it is needs to go back where they came from. I do have to say though, that when you see them walk, they look really cool because they kinda look like a mop or broom and the end of a stick.
They looked good mixed with other dogs, though. I heard it takes four hours to grrom a Puli. One to bathe, three to dry, and that's every week! And you also have to seperate and brush the cords. I wouldn't want one. Too much work.
actually, it's only when the cords are forming that they're hard to groom, that's around 6 months to 1 year of age. They take lots less time once all the cords are fully formed, because you can't really brush them (what brush would make it through that mass?!) I've heard that komondor people use a pressure washer on the cords to keep them as white as possible, at least that's not so much a problem with the puli since its' dark colored. Every few weeks, you have to go through and make sure the cords are even, the ones that are matting you cut through or work through with your fingers to make the long cords. But other than that, it's not nearly as time consuming as you'd think.