When you hear the word wrinkly what comes to your mind, old right?
Well, the word wrinkly might make you imagine something or someone old with a squeezed body or face but do you know that this is the beauty of some dogs.
The wrinkly forehead or wrinkly body of some dogs gives them a different and unique look from the other smooth body dog.
Why do dogs have fat rolls?
Dogs have fats rolls to protect the inner body parts from an attacker, such that the dog can fight back even with a grip or bite on the wrinkled fat.
The extra wrinkled skin protects the dog and safekeep the body parts of the dog even from deep bites.
Here are 7 Dogs with a Wrinkly body
1. Chinese Shar-Pei
The Chinese Shar-Pei was originally bred to guard, hunt, and also fight.
They are known for their hispid coat, wrinkled skin, and love for their family.
The Chinese Shar-Pei wrinkles cause it to have too many loose folds of skin that give it the bulky, oversized look especially when it keeps adding weight.
It has small ears sitting atop a large, strong head with a short snout and a purplish tongue. It has a thick curly round tail.
This breed is cool enough to live in an apartment.
It also thinks independently and can sometimes be aloof.
This breed also serves as a watchdog or a guard dog, another character of share-pei is that it is difficult to train.
It needs an owner who is strong and can establish a firm leadership but kind.
2. Dogue de Bordeaux
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a French breed.
This breed is very powerful, with a very muscly body.
Dogue de Bordeaux was bred for work like pulling carts, transporting hefty objects, and as guard dogs.
One of the noticeable things about this breed is its massive head and a spot of a bit of saliva hanging out of its mouth.
Another noticeable thing is that the head and the neck region are the most wrinkled part of its body.
They love to defend their family and hence can serve as a family dog but they can be stubborn at times, they naturally look imposing.
The males are about 23 to 27 inches tall and weigh about 110 pounds.
The Females are about 23 to 26 inches and weigh about 99 pounds.
3. Basset Hound
This funny but noble-looking, short-legged breed is a member of the hound family.
It is not as fleshy and doesn’t have many wrinkles like the previously mentioned breeds and just like a part of its name implies “Bas” which means low, the Basset hound is certainly low to the ground.
This breed is a scent hound and was basically bred to hunt hares or rabbits.
Their sense of smell and or the ability to ground-scent is obviously very sharp.
Its neck is wider than its head and they are also widely known for their stubbornness.
4. French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is a breed of domestic dog, it is bred to be companion dogs.
Its ear shape is like that of a bat but still beautiful, don’t be decided by a French Bulldog size.
It is small but strong in build with a powerful muscular body.
It has a short easy coat or skin, it is a dog with an easy-going personality.
The French bulldog likes to play, but it also enjoys its days by relaxing on the sofa.
This breed is intelligent, and training them is easy as long as you make it fun and put much energy into the game.
5. Neapolitan Mastiff
The first thing I noticed about this breed is that they are large with a massive, very wrinkled, extra fleshy head.
It’s an Italian breed and is mainly a guard dog.
The slow steps taken by this unique breed might be described as hesitant, but the power in each stride is very much noticeable.
As he approaches, his large size, fleshy loose skin, and many thick facial wrinkles make you wonder what breed it is.
Neapolitan Mastiff is also known as the mastino.
This wrinkly face but lovely breed is also a member of the hound family.
Like the Basset hound, it also has a great smell sense ( even better than the Basset hound).
It was bred for hunting deer, wild boar, and even for tracking people.
They are about 23 to 27 inches tall and weigh up to 110 pounds.
They possess long, wrinkled faces with loose skin, huge ears, and warm, lovely deep eyes that make their expression soft and steady.
Their powerful legs also give them the advantage to scent over long miles.
Bloodhounds enjoy company, including other dogs and people, and can be kept as pet dogs.
Just like the English Bulldog, this breed possesses a wrinkly face and nose similar to that of the bulldog.
They have a great sense of humor and like to show off.
Pugs are intelligent, loyal, charming, playful, and mischievous.
They can be willful thus making training them a bit difficult, their lifespan is 12 to 15 years, and weigh about 80 pounds.
The breed has a beautiful, glossy skin coat that comes in a variety of colors, often light brown or black.
They have a square body with well-developed muscles, Pug legs are strong, straight, and are of normal length which is set well under.
One interesting name I discovered Pugs are called is “shadows”, this is because they like to follow their owners around and like to stay close for any action, always wanting attention and love from their owners.
Though some dogs may look beautiful even with their wrinkled faces, big heads, and bodies, they are also prone to health issues because of this and need proper care, exercise, and monitoring for them to live long and stay healthy while trying to live long.
Some of them serve as guard dogs, police dogs, family pets, or very good companions.