Tag: Rare Dog Breeds

Chinese Chongqing Dog

Chinese Chongqing Dog Overview This dog breed originated in the southwestern region of China 2000 years ago during the Han Dynasty. The Chinese Chongqing Dog is a unique and ancient breed that was primarily owned by the elite for protection and as a status symbol. This breed is …

Bracco Italiano

Bracco Italiano Overview Originating in Italy, this ancient dog breed was highly prized by the aristocracy for their ability to hunt feathered game. The Bracco Italiano nearly became extinct during the early 1900’s, but the breed was revived by Italian breeder Ferdinando Delor de Ferrabonc. This breed is extremely rare …

Azawakh

Azawakh Overview This dog breed originated in Africa. The Azawakh is a sighthound that was bred by nomadic tribes for guarding, hunting and companionship. They are extremely fast when working and are able to reach and sustain speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. They are adept at hunting …

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Overview A rare and intelligent dog breed. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog falls within the Mastiff breed. This breed is almost extinct, with only between 100 and 200 Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog’s remaining world-wide. The breed resulted from a breeding program started by the …

American Water Spaniel

Summary: The American Water Spaniel was bred to be a hunting dog specialized in waterfowl. Because of this he is a very skilled swimmer and has a water-resistant coat that offers him a great protection. This dog breed has high levels of energy and loves the chase and …

Akbash

Akbash Dog Overview A beautiful, stylish and relatively rare dog breed. The Akbash dates back more than 3000 years. They originated in western Turkey and were developed to accompany shepherds as livestock guardians. They were bred selectively for their white coloring which makes them distinguishable from predators. The breed …

Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Klee Kai Overview The Alaskan Klee Kai is an energetic, intelligent and handsome dog. They were bred as companion dogs. This is a comparatively new breed and was first recognized by the UKC in 1997. There are three sizes:  toy, miniature, and standard.   Alaskan Klee Kai …

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