Clumsical asked in PetsDogs · 10 years ago

Whats the strangest dog breed name, in your opinion?

I'm not talking "designer dogs" names, those are all weird.

Which breed name did you just hear and wonder "why would someone call a dog that?"

For me, when I first heard about the Kelpie I though it was kind of weird thing to call a dog, and I know it's a pretty common breed but poodle... who came up with calling a dog "poodle"?

I'm not trying to bash any specific breed or the characteristics of these breeds, I'm just talking names here.


haha, Hottentot... that's fun to say.

22 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Xoloitzcuintli, I mean.. what the hell o.o *That's* a strange breed name now.

    Another one would be the Viszla, I actually like the breed name, and the breed, but it's a little strange as well. I think it's just stranged as to how it rolls off your toungue -- which is why I like it.


    Ciao, Chow Chow! Say it fast enough, it sounds like a lazer from a gun. -_-

    ETA: LOL @ the meet Chewbacca thing.

    Source(s): Ciao (Pronounced Chow) = Chow in Italian.
  • Maria
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I think it's great you have such an active imagination. There's no "German Shepherd Police Dog" breed. There's a K-9 training facility near where I live and believe me, the dogs are not any bigger than normal GSDs and Belgian Malinois. The only difference is that the dogs are well bred for working and have been trained extensively. Your little hate story about pits is cute but no one with a brain believes you own a trained police dog.

  • 10 years ago

    I guess there is no strangest dog breed name. What sounds strange to us possibly makes perfect sense for someone in the country of origin. However, considering I speak English, here are a few wierd ones:


    Caucasian Ovcharka

    Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel

    Peruvian Inca Orchid

    Cirneco D'Ell Etna

    Deutscher Wachtelhund

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    PBGV!!! Haha

    the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

    Usually called a P.B.G.V.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Xoloitzcuintli. Can you even pronounce it??

    It's pronounced: show-low-eats-kweent-lee

    It's the Mexican Hairless Dog!

    I had a hell of a time figuring out how to pronounce it until I read an article in the Dog Fancy a coworker had left in the break room and they had a pronunciation guide.

    There's also the Catalburun, Jindo, Puli, Pumi, Mudi, Azawhak, Stabyhoun (not a typo, it's houn not hound haha), and Basenji sounds nifty.

    The weirdest one to me is the Blackmouth Cur... it sounds like a type of fish! We had one at work once in the PetsHotel. :O

    Source(s): Studied dog breeds and work at the PetSmart PetsHotel... we see all sorts of crazy breeds there!
  • I'm gonna have to go with xolo

    we were playing a game at school, the game was to shout out a dog breed matching the letter

    I shouted out that for X and my teachers didnt believe me :/

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Xoloitzcuintle is up there for me, and I know that it's extinct, but the Hottentot sounds like a hot tater tot?

  • 10 years ago

    Aww Man! I wanted to tell the story about me and Jennifer's made up designer mongrel =( FINE.

    I think the Appenzeller Sennenhund sounds a little strange. As well as the Xolo, which YES I can pronounce :)

    Chinese Chongqing Dog has an insane name. Just the Chongqing tho, I think..

    So does the Chippiparai, it sounds like a toungue twister if you try to say it enough times.

    Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is hell to pronounce, and is strange too!

    Hamiltonstövare, that sounds like a pig that made a stove.. or made it *into* the stove... *evil laugh*

    Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund. Does that NOT sound like a made up name?

    Source(s): Learned a lot of dog breeds while in Europe.
  • The Xolo, like everyone else has mentioned.





    The four Belgian Shepherd breeds:





    Bouvier des Flandres


  • 10 years ago

    Xoloitzcuintli- Everything is weird about it. What it looks like and The name of the breed.

    Here is a picture of the breed.

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