If you’ve never had a pet dog before, there are several amazing breeds for you to pick from. There’s a wide range of 330 dog breeds according to the World Canine Organization, and there’s a good chance that you haven’t come across all of them. This article focuses on 10 super adorable dog breeds that you most likely never heard of before.
If you’re looking for the perfect breed that will keep you company at home, one of these might be the right one for you.
First on our list is the Tibetan Mastiff. This is a big-sized dog that has a soft and full coat. Unlike some other breeds that easily comply with instructions, these Tibetan Mastiffs are more likely to do as they please.
They provide their owners with great security. However, it may take the skillset of a professional to effectively train the dog.
This is another unique breed that you likely haven’t heard of before. Some people call this dog the “monkey dog” because of its natural behavioral pattern.
It’s not a big dog, but the pooch is quite agile and active. If you’re unable to keep huge dogs because of limited home space, you can opt for this Affenpinscher breed.
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is neither too small nor too big. This is a dog breed that originates from Switzerland.
The adorable Appenzeller Sennenhund, which was used as a herding dog, is a breed that is available in several colors. It’s a strong dog that’s physically active.
This dog breed does well in aqua-based environments. They have physical structures that allow them to easily/conveniently swim in water. They also have an effectively insulating double coat, and webbed feet.
This dog breed is highly significantly intelligent and friendly. It’s a cute looking dog that performs well among humans. However, there isn’t many of this breed.
The Bedlington Terrier is another special breed that you might not have heard of.
These dogs are usually featured in dog shows. However, they require a higher amount of maintenance and cleaning – which makes them a rare sight.
If you’ve seen a young sheep (lamb), you can liken its appearance to that of the Bedlington terrier. Its coat isn’t bright, but is soft and plentiful. With the growth rate of its coat, you’ll need to groom this dog frequently.
This is a beautiful dog breed that isn’t too small or too big. It stems from New Hampshire, and is heavily coated for surviving low-temperature conditions.
It should be noted that this dog doesn’t do well in high-temperature weather. This Native American dog is strong and agile. Because of how energetic they are, they can be used as sled dogs to pull weight through the snow.
If you haven’t heard of the Norwegian Lundehund, it’s an amazing dog breed that serves as a good pet.
It has unique features – 6-toed feet and prick ears that can be turned at remarkable angles. It has an interesting level of flexibility; being able to touch its back when it tilts the head.
Just as its name implies, the Pocket Beagle is a small dog. It’s a wonderful dog breed that performs well in the home.
If you cannot afford the luxury of keeping a large dog in your home, this is a good option for you. Regardless of their small size, they’re energetic and intelligent.
This article would have been incomplete if we didn’t mention the Spanish water dog. They are adorable dogs with an attractive coat.
They don’t shed all over the house, and you won’t have to worry about getting pet hairs stuck in different places. The Spanish water dog is closely related to the Irish Water Spaniel and the Portuguese water dog.
Last on our list is the Bolognese dog breed. It’s a friendly breed that has a white color. They are adorable, smart, and active.
These dogs show a lot of love for humans. It’s a breed that you can have a wonderful relationship with.
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Pete Decker is the lead editor at TheGoodyPet.com. For the past 20 years, Pete has been working professionally with dogs, and he has spent time volunteering in animal shelters across USA and around the world. Now, Pete dedicates his time towards TheGoodyPet, a pet educational website made by pet lovers for pet lovers.
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