5 Unique Dog Breeds In The World


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Dog breeds are dogs that have relatively uniform physical characteristics developed under controlled conditions by humans, with breeding animals selected for phenotypic traits such as size, coat color, structure, and behavior.

1. Azawakh

The Azawakh is a sighthound dog breed from Africa. It is a short, flat back combined with long legs place the hips higher than the withers. The Azawakh is almond eyed and thin. The standards call for a hound from 15 to 25 kg, its height is 24 to 29 inches. The coat is very short and almost absent on the belly. In Africa, Azawakh are found in a variety of colors such as red, blue fawn, grizzle and rarely blue and black.


Pat028 /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Azawakh

2. New Guinea Singing Dog

The New Guinea singing dog is a true wild dog once found throughout New Guinea. The New Guinea singing dog is described as relatively short-legged and broad-headed. These dogs have an average shoulder height of 31–46 cm and weigh 9–14 kilograms. The limbs and spine of singers are very flexible and they can spread their legs sideways to 90° and Eye color ranges from dark amber to dark-brown.

New Guinea Singing Dog By Night

tomcue2 /CC BY-SA 2.0 | New Guinea Singing Dog By Night

3. Bergamasco Shepherd

The Bergamasco is a breed of dog with its origins in the Italian Alps near Bergamo, where it was originally used as a herding dog. The coat is characterized by three types of hair: a fine, dense, oily undercoat. The color of the coat can be anything from an appearance of gray or silver gray, mixture of black to coal, with brown shades also intermixed. The Bergamasco establishes close bond with his owner. Aggressive or overly shy behavior is a fault.

4. Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog (KBD) is a Finnish or Karelian breed of dog. The breed has a coat of straight, stiff guard hairs and a fine, soft, thick undercoat. There should be no curl in the hair at all. The colour must be black with white markings. The Karelian Bear Dog was used mainly for hunting small fur-bearing animals. The Karelian Bear Dog was also used in hunting moose, lynx, wolf.

Karelian Bear Dog

Fraczek.marcin /CC BY-SA 1.0 | Karelian Bear Dog

5. Mudi

The Mudi is a rare herding dog breed from Hungary. It is closely related to the Puli and Pumi, from which it was separated in the 1930s. Today, the Mudi is bred for work, companionship and show. They continue to be used in herding, as well as participating in a variety of dog sports. Mudi usually weigh 8.2 to 13.2 kg and stand 15 to 19 inches high at the withers. The coat is medium wavy or curly, with short hair on the face and legs. The accepted colors are black, brown, white, yellow, gray, graybrown etc. Mudi have short tails.

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