Dogs- Man’s best friends! What would we do without them!
Hundreds of dog breeds have been created to do man’s bidding through selective breeding practices and geographic isolations. Some of these are now considered very rare and you hardly ever see them around or hear of them.
This is a ‘small, powerful and fearless’ breed. These athletic dogs excel in most areas such as agility, tracking, herding and obedience.
The Bedlington Terrier is known for its curly wool coat and looks similar to a lamb. This breed is cheerful, affectionate and playful which makes it a good family companion. They are loyal and lively, but can also be quite stubborn. They are very fast runners andcan be high-strung without enough exercise.
These dogs can be traced back to the 1100’s where they were used in packs to hunt Otters. These dogs are excellent in the water. They have a rough double coat and webbed feet and are great hunters both in the water and on land.
Catahoula Leopard Dog
These dogs were traditionally used to hunt wild boars. They are named after Catahoula Parish in Louisiana where the breed originated.
Peruvian Inca Orchid
This breed is said to have been around since before AD 750. These dogs are good at hunting and are considered to be ‘Agile, Smart and Swift’. It is hairless. These dogs are intolerant of extreme temperatures. They are agile and fast, and are typically lively, alert abd friendly with other dogs.
A strong, active and powerful breed that is known to have originated over 2000 years ago. This breed is a good guard and hunting dog. They also make good companions. they are tough with excellent jumping abilities.
These tall and elegant dogs make protective companions and guardians. This is a West African sighthound. They have a short, fine coat. they are fiercely protective of their territory and people.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a breed of dog that comes from the Romagna sub-region of Italy. The name means “lake dog from Romagna,” coming from the Italian word lago, meaning lake. These dogs were often used for truffle hunting.
The Mudi is a Hungarian herding Dog with excellent canine agility. They can be identified by their soft, curly coat and smooth faces. They continue to be used in herding, as well as participating in a variety of dog sports.
The Tibetan Mastiff is massive in size with an impressive double coat. Males can reach heights up to 32 inches! Unlike most large breeds, its life expectancy is long, some 10–14 years! They make great guard dogs as they often sleep during the day to be more active, alert and aware at night.