9 Unique Dog Breeds You May Never Come Across


You will see many dog breeds in your life, but there are some unique breeds you may never see. While some of these breeds have similar traits to dogs we are familiar with; others look more exotic. Regardless of their sizes and shapes, these unique dog breeds are so cute.

Enjoy reading about and looking at these pups and don’t hide your smile!

1. Swedish Vallhund

In 1942, the Swedish Vallhund almost became extinct in Sweden, but a breeding program started to save them. These dogs can capture small predators like rodents, herd cattle, and guard the house.

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Due to their perfect temper and love of their owners they are capable of being good pets. They are extremely energetic and they need lots of exercise.

2. Bedlington Terrier

The first time I saw this dog breed, I thought it was a lamb, but it wasn’t! Bedlington Terrier puppies have dark coats that fade with age. This unique dog breed is good with kids and is easy to take care of.

As long as Bedlington Terrier has his fur-trimmed and gets enough exercise, he will keep his tail wagging. If you are thinking of having one, be ready for a stubborn attitude and loud barking.

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3. Tibetan Mastiff

Don’t think that this dog is a mastiff. The word ‘mastiff’ means ‘large dog,’ which is included in its name. Tibetan Mastiff is known as guardian and used to protect places, people, and herds.

Since these dogs are very protective, they are not happy when their owners invite guests into their house. Again, these dogs require some training.

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4. Catalburun

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Oh God! I’ve never seen anything so cute, and you? Look, this dog has a split nose! While it looks unique, it also works excellent and gives the Catalburun a very strong sense of smell.

That’s why they’re great hunters, and they’re able to track well. This unique dog breed is mostly seen in Turkey and is not known in other countries.

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5. Mudi

This pup is adorable! This is a herding breed that comes from Hungary.

Mudi is very energetic. They are expected to live from 13 to 14 years and weigh 18 and 29 pounds. Mudi comes in a variety of different colors, which are all equally adorable!

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6. Catahoula Cur

This dog can be boisterous and might chew up your furniture, especially if they don’t get enough attention from you.

Catahoula Cur was originally used for herding and once lived in swamps to round up cattle and pigs. This dog needs a truly dominant owner that can teach it the difference between wrong and right.

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7. Schipperke

These dogs are from Belgium, and they are expected to live from 13 to 15 years. Although they are so adorable, they are known to cause some troubles. Sometimes Schipperke are called “the little black devil. These dogs like to disobey their owners and chase other animals.

They can be very aggressive and must be kept away from other animals. They are not good for the weak-willed, and they require a lot of training.

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8. Azawakh

The Azawakh is a sighthound dog breed that is rare outside of its native West Africa. Azawakh is found in a great variety of colors such as grizzle, red, blue fawn, and, rarely, black and blue.

Renowned for their agile and cat-like gait, these dogs are timid by nature but friendly and very affectionate. The breed is used for hunting gazelle and other fleet animals.

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9. Thai Ridgeback

An ancient dog breed, the Thai Ridgeback is also renowned as Mah Thai Lang Ahn. I love this breed, and I think it’s the most unique and beautiful dog breed.

The Thai Ridgeback has a line of hair running along the back in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. These beautiful, strong-willed and powerful dogs are usually used as livestock guardians.

Thai Ridgeback is a very intelligent breed. This dog is best kept by a consistent owner who has a good understanding of dog behavior.

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Do you like these cuties? Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names? Please comment below.