Dogs like the Golden Retriever or Husky are instantly recognizable, but what some less popular breeds. If one of these walked past you on the street, would you have recognized it?
Xoloitzcuintli, pronounced show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee, or the Mexican Hairless dog is a South American dog breed made famous by its unique hairless coat. Xolos have been bred as a companion watchdog that could both entertain the family as well as keep an eye out for predators.
At first glance, the Komondor has the appearance of a neglected / abused pet but these fierce flock guardians are anything but. Bred to watch sheep in their native country of Hungary, the Komondor is easily identifiable by their “dreadlock-style” corded coats.
The Romanian Bucovina Shepherd is as enormous as it is powerful. Standing over 30 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing an impressive 200lbs, these ferocious livestock guardians are fearless family protectors.
The Swedish Vallhund, or Swedish Cow Dog, looks like a mix between a husky and a corgi but these hardy herding dogs have been used to drove and herd cows for hundreds of years. These sweet, playful, and loving pets stand just over a foot tall and weigh about 30lbs.