There's all kinds of different dog species that roam our land. Some look super similar to each other, some have extra digits and unique features; others aren't even acknowledged by the American Kennel Club .
... Read today's blog to see which dogs made that list.
Known for a "solemn but kind expression" this noble breed is independent in nature. They're very aloof and watchful, which makes for a great guardian.
2.) Swedish Vallhund
An athletic dog that excels in: obedience, agility, tracking, herding, and fly-ball. They come in a variety of colors and has three different tail lengths... From bobtail, no tail, to a full curl tail.
This breed is much more athletic than it appears, they're traditionally used for racing and catching Vermin. They're known for their curly pale-colored wool coat, similar to a lamb.
This hardworking breed resembles a fox in many ways. The breed is known for its intelligence and brisk movements. They have a dense coat, a bushy tail, and they range in colors from pale honey, to deep auburn.
This dog is very capable in the water. Having a double coat, webbed feet, and a great nose that helps with hunting on land.
6.) Norwegian Lundehund
This dog's unique build helps them excel at Puffin Hunting. They have six toes on each foot, prick ears, and the ability to tip their heads backward to touch their backbone.
Their name Chinook, stands for "warm winter winds" and was originally originated in New Hampshire as a drafting and sled-dog racing breed.
8.)Catahoula Leopard Dog
The Catahoulas are believed to be the first dog bred in the United States and was traditionally used to hunt wild boar.
9.) Peruvian Inca Orchid
This ancient breed has been around since before AD 750! This agile and swift breed is good at hunting and luring. Its most notable quality is that it is hairless, with skin that appears in many different variations...
10.) Thai Ridgeback
These guys were previously unkown outside of their country of origin, but are quickly gaining popularity. The trait that makes this breed so unique, is a ridge of hair that's growing in the opposite direction of its coat. Only two other breeds share this trait!
This West African sight-hound makes for a fiercely protective companion and is extremely intelligent!
12.) Lagotto Romagnolo
This dog was traditionally used as a gun dog and was named as a lake dog from Romagnolo Italy. They're also great at truffle hunting, just like pigs!
A very talented herding dog, and hunter that likes to be a rodent exterminator, flock guardian, and is at their happiest when given long walks or jogs.
There's fewer than 4,000 of these guys left in existence... They make excellent guard dogs and like to hunt Rodents! Originally from the Netherlands.
15.) Karelian Bear Dog
The Finnish Bear Dog is one of the top 10 most common breeds in its home country. These guys have quick reflexes, and a fearless nature. They're still popular with big-game hunters to this day.
16.) Carolina Dog
Also known as the American Dingo, this dog started as roaming wild and free. It was discovered in the Cypress swamps of the Southeastern United States in the 1970s.
17.) New Guinea Singing Dog
They got their name due to their unique vocalizations and make great companions because of their intelligence and physical abilities...
Possibly because of severe inbreeding due to their rarity, the Catalburun is one of the only dogs in The World that has a split nose and suspended ears. They were originally bred for hunting in Turkey.
Have you ever been curious as to what a Mastiff and a Bloodhound would look like bred together? Check out this breed! This working breed is known for its tracking ability but can have aggressive tempers at times.
Telimians are the only known Malaysian breed to live elsewhere. They were originally bred to hunt vermin and have amazing climbing abilities, because the homes in Orang Asli are built on stilts.
Have a good evening,