It is impossible to domesticate a wolf. But there are some dog breeds, that resembles wolves a lot. Most of them belong to the group of dogs called Spitz. And there are even some wolfdogs - crossbreeds between a dog and a wolf that can be tamed.
Lets start with the most famous wolf like dog – Siberian Husky. This breed does not need much introduction, they are very popular all across the world. They are little bit smaller than other dogs on this list and they were bred in Siberia tu pull sleds. They are very energetic and definitely need a lot of exercise.
In the begining i talked about wolfdogs. One of them is Saarloos Wolfdog. Crossbreed between German Shepherd and European wolf, created in early of 20th century. These dogs are very large, their height is up to 75 cm and weigh up to 45 kg. They were bred in Netherlands but you can find them all over the world nowadays and today they are recognized as a separate breed.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is another wolfdog, developed in 1950s as a military experiment in former Czechoslovakia. They were developed by crossbreeding German Shepherd with Carpathian Wolf. Because of that, they have a lot of personality traits like real wolf. For example, he needs his pack and hate to be alone, he has late maturity, he loves digging holes and he is good at living in cold climate. They need experienced dog owner, they are suspicious towards strangers, they need a lot of mental and physical stimulation.
A lot of dogs that resembles wolves were bred by Inuit people. The most famous one is Alaskan Malamute. They were used for transporting people and other stuff across frozen and rough terrain. Malamutes are ideal family dogs, they are very people oriented, easy going, friendly breed that loves children. They do have a lot of energy, but in comparsion with for example husky, they are more laid back. But its true, that they tend to be pretty stubborn.
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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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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Dog is the most popular pet in the world. Its no wonder, there are many main dog protagonist in cartoon movies. Today we will show you TOP 10 best cartoon dogs.
Goofy is one of the best friend of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. It is one of the funniest cartoon dog of all. Goofy is a Bloodhound who wears human clothes. Goofy was not Goofy from the begining. He was known under other names like Dippy Dawg and George Geef.
Pluto is another dog from Mickey Mouse, but unlike the Goofy, Pluto is 100% dog. He is not wearing human clothes, he does not bark etc. His origin is unknown and it is probably mixed breed. Pluto is medium dog in yellow to orange color with black ears and short coat-
Brian is 8 years old talking Labrador Retriever. It is a member of Griffin family from the show Family Guy and he appear to be a struggling writer attempting essays, books, novels, screenplays and newspaper articles. As most dogs on this list, Brian is a dog that acts like a human. He can talk, walk on his hind legs and he drives Toyota Prius. The funny thing is, that he is probably the most rational of all characters in the Family guy.
Scooby is a Great Dane cartoon legend. He should be chasing ghost with his friends, but most of the time he is running away from them. His best friend is the famous Shaggy Rovers. The thing, that Scooby loves the most, is food. I guess, that is the thing he has in common with all real dogs. It is maybe the most popular cartoon dog nowadays and i guess there will be only few people on this planet, who would not know the legendary catchphrase – Scooby Dooby Doo.
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Some of Japanese dog breeds are very well known and some are very rare. In today article and video we will show you TOP 10 Japanese dog breeds.
Akitas are probably the best known dogs from Japan. Akitas are very loyal, protective and dominant. They are friendly inside their pack but they are often agressive against other animals. Those are amazing characteristics for being great guard dog. They also have strong prey drive.
Another Japanese dog is Tosa Inu. You can also know Tosa Inu under names such as Japanese Mastiff or Tosa Ken. It is largest and strongest of all Japanese dogs. They originated on Shikoku island in Tosa Bay. They were bred for fighting purposes, but today, fighting with dogs is illegal. Tosa Inus are great protectors and watchdogs nowadays, with great athletic abilities.
Hokkaido is primitive, wild, ancient and maybe the oldest dog from Japan. Hokkaido is extraordinary hunter which is very muscular. He is not only hunter, but he can also protect, guard and sled. You will probably not find Hokkaido outside Japan and even inside Japan they are very rare.
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