Are you someone who has a great interest in dogs and is always looking for new and exciting information about dogs? Now fasten your seat belts because I’m going to introduce you to five dog breeds you’ve probably never heard of. And believe me when I say that number 4 will completely surprise you!
The Azawakh, a greyhound breed that originated in West Africa, is often confused with a greyhound because both dogs have a similar graceful and sleek shape. The exceptional loyalty and natural drive to protect that Azawakhs possess truly sets them apart. With their long, lean bodies and intense energy levels, these dogs need plenty of physical activity to maintain their happiness and good health.
The Kooikerhondje is a small spaniel-like breed originating from the Netherlands. They are known for their strikingly beautiful long coats that are white and orange. Because of their role in luring ducks into traps, these dogs are known as “little cage dogs,” a translation of their name. Because they are friendly, smart and easy to train, families will find them to be excellent friends.
3. Swedish Vallhund
Although it bears an uncanny resemblance to the famous Corgi breed, the Swedish Vallhund is a breed that few people are familiar with. This ancient sheepdog breed is known for its friendly nature and extraordinary intelligence. The fact that they have such small legs compared to the length of their bodies is not just for aesthetic purposes; this makes them ideal for biting the heels of calves.
4. New Guinea singing dog
As promised, here is the New Guinea Singing Dog surprise! Considered one of the rarest in the world, this breed is known for its distinctive and beautiful howls. They were given this name because of their unique sound, but they also look like foxes and are extremely intelligent.
5. Catahoula Leopard Dog
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a dog breed that originates from Louisiana. This breed is known for its beautiful coat, which often has a pattern similar to that of a leopard. Initially they were developed explicitly for herding wild boars and cattle. Catahoulas are not only excellent workers, but also make great friends for active families due to their high level of intelligence and an endless supply of energy.
The dog world is filled with unique breeds waiting to be discovered, from howler monkeys that howl melodiously to shepherds that resemble leopards. The next time you’re considering buying a dog, why not consider purchasing one of these less popular breeds? Not only will you have an attractive friend, but you’ll also have some fun stories to tell about him or her!
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