27 Exotic Dog Breeds You Won't See In Your City. #3 Is Huge
by N/A, 9 years ago | 1 min read| 15809
These unusual dogs have such interesting histories and it doesn't the fact that they're totaly adorable doesn't hurt.
Their name translate to "little lion" in Germany and they are one of the rarest ogs on the planet.
2. Slovensky Cuvac
These muscular dogs are used to defend flocks of animals in Slovakia.
This massive dog is a cross between a Newfoundland, St. Bernard and a Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
4. Brussels Griffon
Griffons are extremely rare today. When they could be found in Belgium they were used for hunting rodents.
5. New Guinea Singing Dog
The dogs lived in isolation for 30,000 years and were only discovered in 1950.
6. Catahoula Leopard Dog
These dogs were bred for hunting and herding.
7. Karelian Bear Dog
These Finnish dogs are actually bred to hunt bears.
8. Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog)
This dog has existed for more than 3,000 years and can be traced back to ancient Mexico.
9. Czechoslovakian Vlcak
These dogs are a cross between wolves and German Shepherds.
10. Lancashire Heeler
Heelers are supposed to be descendents of Corgi's and Manchester Terriers.
11. Portugese Water Dog
These dogs were bred off the coast of Portugal and help fishermen catch fish. They also acted as couriers between boats.
12. Bergamasco Shepherd
These dogs don't shed and require little maintainene due to their heavily matted coats.
13. Grand Basset Griffon Vend?en
Grand Bassets helped French aristocrats hunt and are 50% longer than they are tall.
14. Bedlington Terrier
These dogs are actually bred to kill rats and fight other dogs.
15. Chinese Crested
Chinese cresteds only have hair on their tails, heads and feet.
16. Russkiy Toy
Russkiy's are very similar in appearance and size to Chihuahuas.
17. Bouvier Des Flandres
The Belgian-bred dogs are known for their loyalty to humans.
These dogs are very rare. They're one of only three breeds that have split noses.
19. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
These diminutive dogs were used to hunt rodents and badgers because of their short legs.
20. Swedish Vallhund
These viking dogs were bred to guard homes and catch vermin. They also have a surprisingly loud bark.
Saluki's ae one of the oldest breeds on the planet. Many were even mummified with their pharaohs.
These were bred in the UK to hunt otters.
23. Neapolitan Mastiff
These dogs weigh about 150 pounds and serve as police dogs in Italy.
24. Tibetan Mastiff
These fluffy pups worked to protect Tibetan homes and monasteries.
25. Caucashian Shepherd Dog
These dogs weigh in at 110-200 lbs and are used to protect livestock and their owners from bears and wolves.
26. Swedish Lapphund
These dogs are incredibly rare. There are only 5-10 in the U.S.
These herding dogs are known for being very intelligent and powerful.
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