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11 of the most interesting looking dogs in the world

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Dec. 30, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Brussels griffon

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Brussels griffon

The tiny Brussels Griffon is a toy breed that comes in a smooth or rough coat, but trimmed a certain way, the mighty pup can resemble a small lion or sometimes a monkey.

The dog has a short muzzle with a nose that is usually higher set between his eyes, which are large and friendly. The AKC calls these spunky dogs "Velcro with four legs" because they love to cling to their owners at all times. That doesn't mean they don't have a lot of energy. They're friendly, easily trained and usually get along well with children and other dogs. They just don't tolerate being alone very well.