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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.
mudi dog

Photo: Mudi Club of America/Facebook

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Another herding breed from Hungary, the Mudi is said to have evolved from a mix between Puli and German spitz breeds, with maybe a few other herding breeds thrown in for good measure. According to the Mudi Club of America, one breed fancier compared the dogs to a cross between a German shepherd and a miniature poodle both in looks and temperament.

The Mudi's coat is distinctively curly and comes in a rainbow of colors, including the striking merle coat shown here. The breed is rare in the United States and is considered active, intelligent and immensely trainable.