Canada is gigantic country, so it is no wonder, it is home to some of the most popular dog breeds in the world. One of them is Labrador Retriever. The most popular dog in the world is from Canada. And they were not bred on Labrador peninsula, as the name might suggest, but on coasts of Newfoundlad. They were bred for retrieving the game, but today, they are used for so many purposes.. For example as therapy dogs, assistant dogs, search and rescue dogs and of course as great companions.
But some of the Canadian dogs are already extinct. For example the Salish Wool Dog. It is a dog, that was bred by native American people. Salish Wool Dog lived in region of todays Brittish Columbia. They had very unique purpose, they were bred for their fur. Their owners did not have acces to sheeps or goats, so they needed fur of Salish Wool Dog and that is, why they were so valuable for them. Their end began when Europeans came to American, because they brought sheeps with them and because they killed a lot of native Americans and the dogs died with them.
Canadian Eskimo Dog is another very tough breed. They were bred to work by Inuit people 4000 years ago. They were mostly used as sled dogs but they also helped with hunting. This dog almost extinct in 1960s but they are making comeback on Greenland where a lot of Inuits renewing this breed. These dogs have strong pack mentality and they might be challenging and agressive. They are just not for everyone.
Newfoundland is giant dog breed with extreme power. They are well muscled all over their bodies. They are versatile and tough, which is thanks to the climate and terrain they were developed. Temperament of Newfoundland can be described as pretty creative, dignified, gentle and joyful.
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As a puppies, Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherd look almost the same. But when they grow up, there are some important differences in their appearance and it is possible to distinquish them apart. The size is quite similar, Belgian Malinois height is around 65 cms and Dutch shepherd height is around 60 cms.
The biggest difference is their coat. The Dutchie has brindled stripes and the Malinois has fawn coat with usually black facial mask. Its important to say, that the Dutch Shepherd coat is always in some form of brindle. The coat length is different as well. Malinois has short coat, while the dutch shepherd come in three coat varieties – short, long and wired.
Now lets talk about their temperament, and as i said, now it is comparsion between Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, but also between Dutch and Belgian Shepherd in general. Both dog breeds are very trainable, they are hard workers, hyperactive companions, impulsive and protective.
Some people call Dutch shepherds as Malinois with stripes, because they act almost the same. There really are not important differences in their personality. But from my experience, Dutch shepherds are little bit friendlier. Because of that, i believe, that they are better choice, if you want active dog, but you also have family with kids.
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Dog is man´s best friend. But some of them are very expensive. And before i will show you the most expensive dog breeds in the world, i would love to say, that i support adopting dogs instead of buying. Not only you will make a good deed, but you can save a lot of money and time by adopting dog from shelter. But if you need pedigree dog for some reason (competitions, special training etc.), prepare hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars. Especially for these 10 dog breeds.
Akita - loyal, dominant but also stubborn. These are three traits, that describes Akita the best. It is a dog from Japan and they cost quite a fortune. Average cost to purchase Akita is around 900 dollars. The sad thing is, that they are prone to health problems, so you will probably pay much more during their life to keep them healthy.
Another very expensive breed is Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. Half dog, half wolf, Czechoslovakian wolfdog is the youngest breed on this list. They were bred in 1955 in Czechoslovakian military experiment by breeding German Shepherd and Carpathian Wolf. The goal was to bred dog that will be trainable as GSD and strong as a wolf. Czechoslovakian wolfdogs are quiet popular nowadays, but their price is pretty high between 800 and 1 500 dollars.
Tibetan Mastiff is often time called as the most expensive dog in the world. And based on average price it is true. Average cost of purchasing a Tibetan Mastiff is 3 000 dollars. If you buy Tibetan Mastiff, prepare to have independent dog, that need strong leader, but also amazing guard and protector.
Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds and they hail from China. They are very versatile, because in the history, they were used as herders, hunters and guards. Today they are mostly great companions. But you need to pay a lot of money to have Chow Chow companion. The prices vary a lot, from 900 dollars to astronomic 7 500 dollars.
Samoyed is probably the most expensive. Beautiful white and odorless dog, Average price of Samoyed is around 1 500 dollars. But if you want to buy showdog, that will win trophies on competitions, prepare much more money. Price for the most expensive Samoyeds can go up to unbelievable 10 000 dollars. That is a lot of money for a dog!
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The first advantage would be, that Pugs are amazing for apartment living. It is not very active breed, so its perfect for seniors or not so active people. They are also pretty easily trainable, at least if we talk about the basic commands. Because of that, they are great for novice dog owners.
Great thing is, that you can read pugs emotions quite easily. If they are sad, happy or excited, you can tell it easily. And a lot of time, Pugs emotions will be the same as yours. If you are sad, the Pug will lay with you all day long. If you are happy, they will happily go out for a walk with you.
Pugs are very friendly, loving, they love to cuddle, they are very affectionate and they will make you smile every day. Because of this, they are great choice for family pet. Your kids will love this dog and most of the time, Pug will love them as well. This is kid friendly dog. Pug is also friendly towards strangers or other dogs.
The last bigger pros is, that Pugs are easy to groom. They really dont need a lot of grooming and bathing, only when necessary. Of course, you need to take care of their ears, eyes and nails, but again, only if it is needed.
Now lets talk about the cons. There are two big disadvantages of owning a pug. The first one is a little bit sad, because it is about their health. Pugs are prone to many diseases and especially to infections. It is because of their face. Their bulgy eyes are prone to eye infection, their short nose is prone to respiratory problems. Be prepared to pay a lot of money for veterinary bills, when you get a Pug.
Another big disadvantage is, that Pugs are heavy shedders. It does not look like it, on the first sight, but Pugs are double coated dogs who shed all the time. Anything a pug touches practically turns into a pug, because it is covered by their fur.
As i said, they are very attached with humans, which is cute, but it can quickly turns into a con. They will go anywhere where you go. To the kitchen, to the television, to the bathroom, everywhere. They love you so much, that for some people it might get annoying. This can be for some disadvantage but for some people this is a big advantage.
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Some dogs have great personality traits, but they are not popular and very well known. Today i will show you TOP 10 most underrated dog breeds.
First i would love to say, that this topic is very subjective. For me, all the dogs on this list have great qualities, but for some reason, they are not popular among people. Maybe some of these dogs will be completely unknown for you.
Otterhound might be extinct very soon and today, they are rarer than white rhinos. Only 24 puppies of Otterhound were registered last year. There is only something around 1 000 Otterhounds in the world nowadays. But Otterhounds are not only hunters, they are affectionate family companions.
Catahoula Leopard dog is another very rare dog breed, nowadays, but in the past, this was popular choice among hunters. For example Teddy Roosevelt have Catahoula Leopard Dog. This is state dog of Lousiana and it is dog with incredible hunting skills, they are great protectors, trackers, but also great family dogs with one of the most beautiful coat of all dogs.
There is a lot of popular toy dogs – Shih Tzu, Chihuahua, Maltese.. But you dont hear much about Japanese Spitz, even thoug, its the ultimate cuddler. And its also very low maintance dog. Interesting fact is, that this dog, despite its name, is not actually from Japan, but from China. Japanese Chins are known for being little bit mischeivous and stubborn from time to time.
Borzoi is one of the biggest and strongest sighthounds of all. For some people, they might look like bigger and fluffy Greyhounds. A lot of people is thinking, that Borzois are snappy and temperamental. But most lucky owners of Borzoi would say, that they are wonderful, sweet, enormous and goofy companions. Definitelly not agressive dog as some people are suggesting.
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