1. Chinese Shar Pei
Without a doubt, the Chinese Shar Pei takes the first spot in any list of the wrinkly canine breeds. Aside from having the most wrinkles, what makes them even more charming is the fact that they carry their wrinkles with utmost pride. The Chinese Shar Pei is a small and dog-shaped bear.
Anyone who has ever laid eyes on a Shar Pei pup without being swayed by their cuddly and tender look doesn’t have a heart. This is mainly because Shar Pei puppies have more wrinkles than adult ones. If you already have one or you are thinking about adding one to your furry family, the best gift you can give yourself is taking as many pictures of a baby Shar Pei as you can.
These Chinese doggies are also very serious, loving, and loyal. If you wish to hold this furry friend in your arms all the time, it is recommended that you train your pet from a very young age. This is because these canines respect and appreciate their personal space. But, in spite of their gentle and docile appearance, don’t be surprised if your Shar Pei becomes very protective.
They also need specific care since their skin is extremely delicate and is prone to bacteria. This is because moisture tends to accumulate in the areas in between their wrinkles.
The Chinese Shar Pei is renowned worldwide for their expressive faces and superb wrinkles and their wonderful tongues of blue-black color. These adorable-looking puppies can grow into magnificent-looking adults. Despite their goofy outside appearance, these canines are seriously loyal, making them super guard dogs. It is why it is a must for this breed to be well trained and socialized at an early age for them to distinguish friends from foes and right from wrong.
2. French Bulldog
The French Bulldogs are known for their endearing appearance, with the wrinkly faces and bat-like ears. The French and English Bulldog alike are in demand companions for many city dwellers since they require less exercise compared to other breeds due to being brachycephalic canines. But, it is important to keep a keen eye on the weight of these pups as they have the tendency to pile on excess pounds when they are allowed to turn into certified couch potatoes.
The French Bulldog has been enjoy a steady rising popularity for the past few years. It is mainly because of the increasing number of celebrity owners of Frenchies as well as photo-based social networks like Instagram where these doggies turn into celebrities in their own bragging rights.
With their tiny legs, adorable pudgy faces, and big eyes, it is not a surprise that these tiny canines are very popular pets. But, if you plan to own a Frenchie, you must be well-informed on how to care for one properly. This breed has several unique needs you have to meet to make sure that they get to enjoy the highest life quality. Gunk and dirt can accumulate in between their wrinkles if you don’t care for them the right away. Bacteria can grow as well in this spot when excessive moisture is trapped in there.
3. Blood Hound
You have probably seen a Bloodhound in films where they help the police. Whether it is looking for a hiding criminal or in search and rescue missions, this gentle giant is often chosen. And as expected, there is a good reason behind this.
Bloodhounds are well-known for their very striking appearance with the furrowed brow, sunken eyes, and the loose and at times slobbery jowls. It is definitely hard not to fall in love with them. While there might be other impressive canines out there, you can never find something softer or more endearing than Bloodhounds.
But, make sure that you avoid being around these pups when they shake their after they eat or drink as it is better off for them to do it outside in the wide open space of your yard.
The Bloodhounds are also notable for their phenomenal sense of smell. They find it easy to pick up any trail then follow it. Since they are very determined to find what they are searching for, they are the perfect companion of law enforcers.
However, this is not the sole job they do in this society. Bloodhounds are also amazing company animals for a suitable owner. They are the happiest when they can chase small prey and roam free in an expansive fenced estate.
Pug takes the biscuit as far as cute is concerned. They have amusing scrunched up foreheads and faces that make them look like they are very worried tiny canines. But, for all you know, these funny looking small wrinkly dogs might just be laughing their heads off at you.
Pugs are popular options for people living in apartments since they cannot handle lots of exercise because of their flat faces’ shape. Similar to the English and French Bulldogs, Pugs are brachycephalic canines. In turn, it means that owners should keep a close eye on the diet and weight of their pet throughout their lives.
If you carefully look after the special needs of Pugs, caring for them is very easy. Their short coat sheds yet they have modest grooming requirements. Due to their big love for people, you also have to be careful in getting your Pug used to being alone so that he will not develop too much anxiety if left behind.
5. Neapolitan Mastiff
As far as large wrinkly dogs are concerned, nothing gets much bigger than the regal Neapolitan Mastiff known for their wonderfully wrinkled bodies and heads. A Neapolitan Mastiff weighs up to 150 pounds and they are also certified droolers, especially when they are done attacking their water bowls.
But, the breed is a true gentle giant and provided that it is well trained and socialized while still young, the Neapolitan Mastiff can make a great family pet and loyal companion. However, they might not be the perfect choice for families who live in apartments or towns.
In spite of their intimidating looks, the Neapolitan Mastiff is a calm, loving, and affectionate wrinkly dog that is naturally protective and smart. They don’t tend to bark and are also protective and wary around strangers.
The Neapolitan Mastiff must be socialized and trained as early as 4 months old. After all, it is impossible to try teaching a big adult mastiff some basic commands when it already weighs 165 pounds. You can also get better results when you train your pet at a younger age instead of correcting or instilling behaviors later on. You must introduce Neapolitan Mastiff properly to some pets. Without socialization or training, these dogs can be destructive or aggressive.