/List Of Exotic Dogs In The World

List Of Exotic Dogs In The World

1. Mudi

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Mudi is a herding breed that weighs from 18 to 29 pounds and stands from 15 to 19 inches high. Its hair is moderately curly or wavy and can be black, brown, white, yellow, merle and several other variations. In addition to herding duties, Mudis are good hunters, especially for rodents. It can be regarded as priceless dog and those who are lucky enough to own them take extreme pride in them. They are easy to groom, fairly healthy and have a life expectancy of 14 years on average. These gorgeous dogs are loving, courageous, intelligent and strong.

2. Lowchen

Lowchen was once the single rarest breed in the world. In the 1970s, there were as few as 65 in the entire world. Today, the Lowchen is still very rare, with only a couple hundred new registrations each year. Lowchen dogs have a rich, wavy coat with a mane that are neither too thin nor too sharp and thick, but rather a combination of the two types of hair. The breed comes in all colours, most notably brown, with brown eyes and nose. In addition to being an extremely rare dog breed, Lowchen are sought after also because they don’t shed, which make them one of hypoallergenic dog breeds in the world.

3. Tibettian Mastiff

This ancient dog breed is impressive in both its size and its duties. These dogs can weigh up to 160 pounds. The Tibetan Mastiff was, and still is, used for protection of homes, sacred places and monasteries in Tibet. In India, it is used for protection against leopards, which says a lot about its size, strength and courage.

4. Xoloitzcuintli

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The Xoloitzcuintli, also known as the Mexican Hairless Dog or simply Xolo, is a ‘weird’ little creature that has been around for at least 3,000 years. As its name suggests, it originated from Mexico during the Colima, Aztec and Toltec civilizations. This hairless dog can come in miniature, toy and standard sizes. Xolos are very agile, fast, sturdy and strong. Their temperament is mostly calm, although puppies can be a bit noisy and overly energetic.

5. Russkiy

This tiny dog, as its name suggests, is a toy dog originating from Russia. These lovely dogs are very small and resemble Chihuahuas, to which they are often compared. They suffer from similar health issues as the Mexican dogs, such as patellar luxation, fragile bones and dental problems. Russkiy Toy dogs are among the smallest dogs in the world and measure between 8 and 10 inches in height. They come in two types – smooth coated and long haired.

6. Swedish Vallhund

This rare dog breed, as its name suggests, originates from Sweden, where it is a national dog and a very old one too. They are often called Viking dogs, since they originated during the age of Vikings, when they were used for protection and for cattle herding. The Swedish Vallhund is not a big dog but has an impressive bark, which helps him both in his herding and in his protection.