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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.
Komondor or Hungarian sheepdog

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According to the American Kennel Club, the Komondor is characterized by "imposing strength, dignity, courageous demeanor, and pleasing conformation."

This large, muscular breed — also known as the Hungarian sheepdog — is also noted for a corded coat that looks like he is covered in white dreadlocks. The unusual coat helps him blend in with the sheep this working dog helps protect. It also keeps him warm out in the elements and protects him from prey.

It takes a lot of work to keep the Komondor's corded coat in good shape. If not cared for regularly, the dog's white coat can look grimy and dull. The Komondor Club of America has this easier-said-than-done advice: "The best way to keep a Komondor clean is never to allow it to get dirty."