Day: June 17, 2015

Norwegian Lundehund Breed

Norwegian Lundehund Breed Norwegian-Lundhund photo

The Norwegian Lundehund originates from Norway and was originally bred for the purpose of hunting puffins and finding their eggs. Instead of the normal four toes per foot, the Norwegian Lundehund has six toes on each foot. The breed is able to turn their head backwards and has extremely flexible shoulder joints, giving them more […]

Fila Brasileiro Breed

Fila Brasileiro Breed

The Fila Brasileiro is a member of the Mastiff family and a descendant of the 15th century English Mastiff, Bloodhound, Bulldog, and Rafeiros. The breed has a keen sense of smell and an exceptional tracking ability. It is also known for herding and controlling livestock and large game. Fila Brasileiro are being courageous, determined, confident, […]

Telomian Breed

Telomian Breed

The Telomian is a unique Malaysian dog breed, which was used to protect the habitats of the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia from rats and snakes. Since their early owners’ habitats were elevated huts, the breed developed the ability to climb up ladders to reach them. The breed is extremely intelligent, alert, and obedient. Telomians […]

New Guinea Singing Dog Breed

New Guinea Singing Dog Breed new guinea singing hound

The New Guinea Singing Dog is said to be one of the rarest breeds in the world. The breed has a fox-like appearance and is known for its characteristic ability to vary the pitch of its howl. They exhibit a structural flexibility that allows for them to squeeze through any space that will fit their […]

Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed

Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed Catahoula Leopard Hound

The Catahoula Leopard Dog originates from Louisiana and is also known as the “Catahoula Cur.” It was traditionally used to round up feral pigs and escaped livestock and is believed to have originated from the Nordic Wolfhound. The Catahoula Leopard Dog was originally bred by Native Americans. The breed is known for hunting a variety […]

Chinook Dog Breed Profile

The Chinook originated in New England in the early 20th century and is the official dog of the state of New Hampshire. They are hard working dogs known for their sled dog capabilities. Chinooks also excel at carting, flyball, search and rescue, and packing. They are bred to work in teams and are calm, non-aggressive, […]

Stabyhoun Breed Profile

Stabyhoun Breed Profile stabyhoun dog breed

The Stabyhoun, or Stabij is a rare breed that originates from Friesland, a province in the North of the Netherlands. The breed excels at hunting, guarding, and catching rodents. Stabyhouns are both retrievers and pointers, able to withstand cold rivers and lakes and are used to pull sleds in the winter months. The are friendly, […]

Otterhounds Breed Profile

Otterhounds Breed Profile otterhound dog breed

The Otterhound is an old British dog originally used for hunting. They are extremely rare and there are said to be fewer than 1,000 Otterhounds in existence today. Otterhounds have extremely sensitive noses, which make them excel at tracking scents. They are able to hunt on both land and in water and are equipped with […]

Azawakh Breed

Azawakh Breed Azawakh Breed picture

The Azawakh is a West African sighthound known for its agile and feline-like gait. They are timid by nature but are gentle and affectionate once they get to know you. Azawakhs are quick, with an upright double suspension gallop. They were originally bred to be protectors of livestock and are said to have an intense […]