A new online video is more than meets the eye. Watch this mop closely and it has a bit of a surprise in store for you.
According to the Huffington Post, this camouflaged canine is a Hungarian Komondor, a breed of livestock guardian dog that are often called “mop dogs,” you probably guessed why.
Another breed known as the Puli dog, has similar mop-like features, and is just a bit smaller.
One amazing Puli was captured in a picture by photographer Monika Wegler. Available here on the Daily Mail, it’s difficult to really tell if it’s an actual animal or just a flying mop with a dog’s face.
The picture was taken while the canine was in mid-air, in a field outside Schäftlarn Abbey in Germany. Those dreadlocks require a lot of grooming to keep it neat and clean. Owners have to do a controlled matting process to achieve the perfect mop-like look. People can trace the ancestry of Pulis back 1,000 years to Asia.
All that grooming might be one reason this breed isn’t often seen in the U.S. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the most popular breed in America is the Labrador Retriever, followed by the German Shepherd and the Golden Retriever. Pulis or Komondors aren’t even in the top ten.
Nevertheless, if you need a dog to guard the home, or just mop up spills, one of these dog breeds might be perfect for you.
[Image Credit: Youtube]