Let’s face it, every dog has his unique personality. We’re not saying your Rover is an ordinary everyday type of dog…All we’re saying is you’ve probably never seen characteristics like this in other dogs before. As expected, some of the world’s rarest dog breeds sport unique traits.
In this post, we’ll take a look at some of these unique characteristics and uncover which rare dog breed they belong to.
1. A Dog That Looks Like a Wolf
The Czechoslovakian Vlck is known for its wolfish looks. The Czechoslovakian Vlckwas bred in 1955 with the aim to create an attack dog to use in military operations. Breeders combined lines of German Shepherd with lines of Carpathian wolves, and the result was a smart, agile dog that looks like a wolf.
2. A Breed with Dreadlocks
The Komondor has a very interesting coat that can make the dog look like a mop. Some people even refer to the breed as ‘mop’ dogs because of its lavish coat of dreadlocks. Komondors are also known as Hungarian sheepdogs and were bred to protect property and livestock.
3. May be Confused for a Lamb
At first glance, you may think this wooly wet-nosed critter is a sheep, but you’ll soon find out that it is a Bedlington Terrier. These dogs were initially bred to hunt rodents and rats in England and is known for its agility and speed. They are great companions and get along well with kids too.
4. Highly Skilled Truffle Hunter
Probably one of the cutest rare dogs out there, the Lagotto Romagnolo was bred for hunting and has great water and retrieving skills. People even trained them to find truffles. This breed is best known for its intelligence and trainability. They make great family pets.
5. First Rare Breed of the US
Many theories are surrounding the heritage of the Catahoula Leopard dog, including that it was the first rare breed that was bred in the US. The breed comes from a mix of American dogs, Spanish Mastiffs and Greyhounds. It’s a fantastic companion and family dog.
6. A Singing Dog
Also known as the ‘Stone Age Dog’, the New Guinea Singing Dog is considered to be one of the most primitive dogs in the world. Even though some of them have been domesticated, they are still considered to be wild animals and not suitable for family pets.
7. May be Confused for a Mutt
This unique breed faced extinction after World War II, yet survived thanks to a couple of breeders in France. The Berger Picard can easily be mistaken for a mangy mutt, but is as purebred as you get. The Berger Picard is a loyal breed and make perfect companions and family pets.
Did you recognize any of the breeds on our list? Which of the characteristics did you find most interesting? Want to learn more about dogs and their instincts? Read all about the five natural dog laws and learn how these can help you to understand your best friend even better.