By Caroline Coile
Canines come in all shapes and sizes. They have long faces, flat faces, curled tails and no tails. They're fluffy, wrinkled, bald and poofed. They're racers, hunters, herders and guardians. Some of them look just plain weird; some of them even act a little weird. But each one of them is wonderful in its own way.
There's a reason dogs come in so many variations: Each breed is often specially suited for a particular job, and sometimes the most unexpected traits are what help them do that job best.
So meet some amazing - and unusual - breeds!
With her long legs and lean body, the Azawakh looks more like a model than a huntress. For more than a thousand years the Azawakh has trekked across the Sahara and the Sahel with nomadic Tuareg tribes. She chased hare and gazelle across thisRead More »from 8 Amazing and Unusual Dog Breeds