Just like us humans, animals come in all shapes and sizes, and their fur gives them the possibility of looking pretty unique. Whether it’s a cat, a dog, or even a cow, unusual fur markings don’t discriminate- and all types of animals can be born standing out from the crowd.
It’s so fascinating to see an animal with fur markings in different patterns, colors, and shapes, so we decided to pull together some pictures featuring these incredible animals. Here are 60 beautiful animals with unique fur markings for you to enjoy looking at.
1. Eye love you
We’ve heard of stars in their eyes, but this little cutie has a love heart! We’ve seen a couple of dogs born with love heart markings before, but none have appeared quite as special as this one. He looks simply adorable.
2. Top hat cat
Any cat owner will tell you that dressing your cat up in fashion accessories is virtually impossible- but this dapper gentleman doesn’t need to worry about accessories, as he has been born with his very own top hat! The fact that the rest of his fur is pure white just adds to the striking look. He looks like an old English gentleman.
3. Turtle love
Have you ever seen a turtle with a heart on the side of its head before? We can guarantee you haven’t! This turtle would win any beauty competition.
4. Twinzy the parrot
This beautiful parrot’s feathers remind us almost of the meeting between the land and the sea. His face also looks perfectly symmetrical, and those two little black dots on each side give us all the satisfaction. Parrots always have some of the most stunning colored feathers!
5. Standing out from the rest
We hope this picture encourages you to be a black and white raven in a world full of plain black ravens. We’ve never seen this type of bird with these markings before, and we have to admit that they look a lot less foreboding.
6. Beautiful Husky
Huskies are known for having some of the most stunning blue eyes, but we often forget about how gorgeous their markings can be as well! The black around his eyes makes it look as if this little dog has his very own pair of spectacles, and we love the fluffy white tip of the tail. Can we take him home, please?
7. I heart you
Not only does this dog have the most beautiful love heart marking, but it is also right above where his heart would actually be! The white fur of the heart stands out perfectly on his black body, making his uniqueness instantly obvious to the world. If that isn’t something special then we don’t know what is.
8. Hi deer
We’ve seen white spotted deer before, but we’ve certainly never seen one with a fully white head before! With those sea-blue eyes and soft pink nose, this deer is prettier than most humans! We wonder what her beauty regime is?
9. Party frog
We don’t know much about this frog, but we’d guess that he’s the life and soul of parties. With those glowing purple markings, he doesn’t need any kind of fancy paint or glow sticks to be seen in the night. Great for parties, but not so great when it comes to hiding from predators.
10. Two-faced pug
The funny thing about this picture, is that the dark side of the face seems to be pretty sad looking, with a downturned mouth and eye, while the lighter side seems to be happy and alert. This pug has a face to represent every mood, and doesn’t he look adorable! If you can’t choose between getting a black or a brown dog, then this is the perfect solution.
11. Ombré bulldog
We’ve seen black, white and brown bulldogs before, but never with such neat markings before. The brown legs fade into the black body which fades into the white head, and he’s actually super satisfying to look at! We’re living for the different colored eyes, also.
12. Scary sheep
This sheep wouldn’t look out of place being in a heavy metal band, and the fact that this pic is in black and white makes him appear even more eerie. Now that we think about it, we don’t think we’ve actually ever seen a back and white sheep before. Despite being a little creepy, we think he looks totally awesome!
13. Two-faced cat
We’ve had the two-faced pug, and now it’s time to meet a two-faced cat! With her half black, half orange face, Venus the cat has fast become an internet sensation, and it’s not hard to see why! The blue and green eyes just complete the look.
14. Bulls eye
This dog is taking the expression “it’s like being a walking target,” to a whole new level. How tempting would it be to (very softly) throw a treat at his back, and see if you could hit bulls eye? This could keep us entertained for hours.
15. I moustache you a question
There’s no denying it- this dog has the most perfect looking moustache. So much so, that he reminds us one one of those French waiters from an old movie. He almost certainly owns a Rolex. We don’t think we’ve ever felt intimidated by a dog until today.
16. When the ink runs out
This dog reminds us of pretty much every printing fiasco we’ve ever had- despite the fact that looking at him doesn’t give us the usual stressed out feelings that we’d get from the ink running out. We bet that his brothers and sisters first began to come out black, and then he was the transition pup before the rest came out white.
17. Mickey’s biggest fan
We’ve heard of people getting Disney tattoos before, but what’s the need when you already have a permanent Mickey Mouse marking on your back, like this dog does? We think that she should be Disney’s new mascot (and free park entry would be a nice bonus). You’d think she’d look a little happier about it, though!
At first glance, we thought, what’s so interesting about this pic? It’s just a paw with a black mark on it! But as soon as we looked closer and spotted the paw on top of the paw, we were truly amazed. We wonder how long it took for the owner to notice this?
19. Puppy with moustache
This pup looks much too young to be sporting a moustache- maybe he drew it on so that he could get served at the pub? “I’m 21 miss, I swear! I’m just short for my age.”
20. The one and only
This pic is another one that took us a few seconds to spot the markings- but once we did, we let out a gasp! We’ve never before seen a cat with an actual number one on its head before. We’re sure this little cutie is number one in everyone’s lives that he meets.
21. Suited and booted
This Shiba Inu looks ready to go out in all weathers with those little black boots! It looks as if he’s stood in a tub of black paint and forgot to wash it off. Simply adorable.
22. The lightening scar
Any Harry Potter fans will instantly know the meaning behind this cat’s unique face markings. Harry was born with a scar that made him special in ways that he couldn’t have imagined, and we like to think that this cat has some special powers too. This is one of our favorites so far!
23. Eyebrows on fleek
We love it when dogs have super bold markings for their eyebrows- it always makes them look so full of expression! This cute little guy’s eyebrows make him look permanently confused, and takes the cuteness levels off the scale.
24. Mr lady-killer
There’s no doubting that this smart gentlepuss gets all the girls after him. With the sleek, black fur and the perfect moustache, he looks as if he belongs in a James Bond movie! What a little charmer.
25. Bring me the Bat-mobile
If this bear’s name isn’t Batbear, then we’ll be incredibly disappointed. Move over Batman, became a new hero is in the town, and this bear looks ready for business! That’s one of the coolest markings that we’ve ever seen.
26. Kitten or leopard?
We’re almost certain that this kitty is a Bengal- an incredibly fancy breed of cat that will set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars to buy! These unique cats represent a leopard with their gorgeous fur markings, and while they grow bigger than the average cat, fear not, because their temperament is a lot more calm than a leopard’s.
27. Military dog
For a second we though that the picture above was empty- the dog’s camouflage is just that good! While we hate the thought of dogs being in the army, we have to admit that this little guy would make a great member of the team. He wouldn’t even need a uniform!
28. Lucky 7
We don’t know much about farming, but we’re pretty sure that farmers need to number and count up their animals every now and then. And could this incredibly cool cow ever be any number apart from the number seven? It would be incredibly hard to lose somebody with markings as unique as his.
When this dog was created, God decided to just give him a touch of everything. Spots? Check. Stripes? You’ve got it. Multiple different colors? Certainly.
30. Dog or giraffe?
It’s pretty obvious that a dog would not be able to make babies with a giraffe, so we think that it’s a super cool coincidence that this dog has ended up with the exact same colors and markings of our long-necked friends. We think his ears even represent a giraffe’s as well!
31. Zebra dog
Following on with the zoo theme, we now present to you a zebra dog! Honestly, we have no idea how dogs end up with such awesome markings like these, but we bet he’s easy to spot at the dog park! At the zoo? Probably not so much.
32. Holy cow!
Hindu’s believe that cows are sacred, so we wonder what they would make of this particularly religious-looking animal? We bet people from all over the country have started confessing their sins to the cow. He just looks so powerful and almighty.
There seem to be dogs-a-plenty with hearts on their backs, but how often have you seen a dog with a star marking? We’re certain that with this unique shape on his back, this dog is going to go far in life. You could say that he’s a star in the making!
34. Meet Simon! Yes, Those Brows Are Real.
Most of us have to use a little help from an eyebrow pencil to achieve such thick and dark brows, but this lucky boy has been born with natural beauty. Can someone make a doggie eyebrow tutorial?
35. The OMG Cat
Chances are, you’ve seen this hilariously adorable cat on the internet, as her markings made her an instant viral sensation! The conveniently placed little black ‘O’ on her chin looks as if this kitty is permanently shocked. We reckon she’d be great for acting in dramatic movies.
36. Special cow
It turns out that our domestic pets aren’t the only ones who can be born with a heart marking- cows can also have these special markings too! We hope that this cow got to live out a long and happy life, as he seems far too special to be a part of the meat industry.
37. Wally the turtle
According to Wally’s owners, it took them a year to notice the special little heart on her chin (though how often do you go to look under your turtle’s neck?) This turtle seems to be full of cool markings, as we also spotted what appears to be the peace symbol on the underside of its shell!
38. Taika: A Cat With A Bunny Hugging From Behind
The funny thing about this picture is that we noticed the cat is doing the exact same pose as what her markings are doing! It’s like a pose within a pose. The owners suggest that the markings look as if a bunny is hugging her from behind, though due to cat’s predatory instincts, this probably wouldn’t be able to happen in real life.
39. Angel On Dog’s Face
Is there any clearer sign that your dog is a blessing in your life, than spotting the shape of an angel on his face? We also think it looks like his very own superhero mask. How awesome!
We’ve had Batbear, now it’s time to meet Batcat! Functioning as not only a super cool batman sign but also as a dapper moustache, this cat’s markings have grown with him since he was a tiny, blue-eyed kitten!