Are you bored by beagles? Tired of terriers? Perplexed by the popularity of pugs, pinschers and poodles? Never fear, because there is no shortage of weird and wonderful dogs to choose from if you take the time to look. The following five breeds may not be easy to find but they are guaranteed to leave everyone at your local dog park positively puzzled.
Regardless of the type of dog you have in mind, before making your decision be sure that you can provide it with the care it needs.
These enormous and hairy creatures look like something you would find roaming the forests around Mordor. Originally bred to protect livestock, Caucasian Shepherds are strong-willed, courageous and huge, but unless trained properly they can also be extremely difficult to control making them best suited for experienced dog owners only. This dog is a true pack leader who doesn’t take kindly to strangers, but it will protect you and your family against anyone and anything.
If you want a dog that looks like a royal but whose idea of fun is chasing down a wolf, this is the dog for you. This member of the hound family was originally bred for hunting in Russia and became a popular companion for many a Russian royal. They are extremely fast, loyal, affectionate and their long, silky coat makes them look a lot like a shaggy greyhound. Apart from its stylish looks and impressive hunting abilities, the Borzoi is one of the few hounds that hunt by sight and they can be almost any colour.
These dogs look to be in dire need of some serious dog grooming products as they are essentially 100% dreadlock. Bred to provide year-round protection to flocks of sheep (hence their massive protective coats) they became so skilled at their job that shepherds used to pay the equivalent of a year’s wages just to buy one. Pulis are extremely smart and loyal, they are great with children and in full flight they look like a mop that has come to life that will bring a smile to your face every time.
According to Aztec legend, the xoloitzcuintli was created by the god Xolotl and gifted to mankind on the condition that if he protected the xoloitzcuintli it would guide him safely through the afterlife. This dog really does look like something from another world, particularly the hairless version. Xolos are loyal, calm and alert, they make great companions and many believe that they have the ability to cure a wide range of ailments as well as the power to ward off evil spirits.
This unusual dog has 6 toes on each foot, the unnerving ability to stretch its head straight back to touch its spine, and it can close its ear canals at will to prevent water or dirt from entering. The Norwegian Lundehund is also a skilled swimmer, an amazing bird hunter and can climb vertical cliff faces, so whatever you do, don’t get on its bad side because there will be nowhere you can hide! This loyal pooch also came back from the brink of extinction, recovering from a population of just 6 in 1963 to now number more than 1500 worldwide.
Regardless of the type of dog you have in mind, before making your decision be sure that you can provide it with the care it needs. Whatever you choose, show that crazy pooch just how much you love it with a Gus and Lou dog box subscription, as our products are high quality, healthy and are carefully chosen to suit your dog. To order one today, simply give us a call or contact us online.