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Rare Breeds of Dog:

Everyone has heard of dog breeds like Golden Retrievers, Labradors, and Beagles, which are very common among all mankind, not necessary if a person loves dogs or not.



However there are some rare dog breeds in this world that have not even been heard of and very rarely been noticed by anyone. There are some dogs that are so rare that their information is not very easily available even of the net. However there are some people in the world today who love dogs very dearly and are on a mission to save them from being extinct.

Here is a list of rare dogs, but there are a lot more, some of which you may have heard of before.



Catalburun from Turkey is famous for its good looks and incomparable hunting ability. It is ginger in color and weighs approximately 30 -44 lbs and 17-24 inches in height and would be categorized as a big breed dog. Mudi is Hungarian in origin and is a medium breed too. This dog is known for its superior herding skills.



Norwegian Lundehund also called as Puffin dogs was kept by the Vikings and used as an agile hunter. However their digestive system was very weak which leads to shortening their life span. Tibetan mastiff is a large dog breed and is the original descendent from the original mastiff. They are fierce guardians and are originally from the Himalayas. They were even removed from their original habitat, however they did not adapt to the change which resulted in numerous health problems. They could weigh over 160lbs. Otterhounds can be traced back to the 1100’s century. This breed derived its name because they were used in packs to hunt otter. Only 350 are believed to be in North America. Azawakh originated in Africa however is finding favour in the USA where about 100-200 dogs are said to be alive. Chinese crested dog, a small breed dog which is a hairless dog with characteristic tufts of hair on the head, feet and tail.

In order to save these rare breed dogs we can spread awareness about them. Join a club to save them or even bring them home and care for them. It might be a heavy on your pocket to care of a rare breed dog as they are vintage hence they cost extra. Another addition could be their upkeep, food and accessories. But if you are a dog lover that why stop yourself from having one when you can afford it.

 
  Submitted on May 7, 2010