Dog breeds you would probably never heard of

There are so many dog breeds in the world. If you see the pictures of dogs, do you think you can guess the breed?

I am pretty confident that I can point at Pembroke/Cardigan Corgis, Poodle, Chihuahua, Golden Retriever, Labrador, Dalmatian etc… The ones that are commonly seen on the street and the one that has big recognizable characteristic in the look.

Even if commonly known in the public, pit bull is hard one to identify. I am not saying that I cannot guess the dog is pit bull but, there are other breed that are similar look to pit bulls like staffordshire bull terrier. So, I am not confident to be able to guess the correct breed name in the pit bull category.

Can you guess the pit bull in this picture sheet at pit bull on the web site here?

The website says people have different stereo type image of pit bull; for some, pit bulls are the dog that got big head, or a dog with cropped ears. For some people, it’s a brindle dog, a big, stocky dog, or one with an eye patch. 

It also mentioned that when news break out on dog attack and mentioned it was pit bull that attacked human but often times, it is NOT the pit bull..There are 20+ breeds that are commonly incorrectly identified as pit bulls. 

When I took the Find the pit bull test, I could not identify the pit bull at first try. How about you?

Recently, I came across the article from UK about the breed names that we probably not have heard of.

I was interested in reading about it and found that there are so many more breeds that I had never heard of in the world.

For example, have you heard of New Guinea Singing Dog? 

The breed has been around for thousands of years and seems to be one of the earliest recorded breeds known to man.

The article written by Ryan O’Meara says dog breeds like the Labrador Retriever or the German Shepherd have only existed for a short period of time in comparison to some breeds; with a record dating back to only the past few hundred years.

How about.. Beauceron Dog?

The breed came from France, and the first possible written word of this breed dates to at least 1578, and looked like they wer used for bear hunting.

How about Erdelyi Kopo (Transylvanian Hound)?

This breed has been around for what many consider a time dating as far back as the Middle Ages and is believed to have originated between Romania and Hungary.

How about Owczarek Podhalanski, more commonly known as the Polish Tatra Sheepdog?

Most will speculate that this breed was first introduced into the world during the 14th century.

I find it interesting to read about other breed that I had never heard of. There are more breed that were introduced in the article.

If you are interested in reading the full article written by Ryan O’Meara at dognews uk website, please click here.

Sep 27, 2016 | Comments are off | Miscellaneous (dogs)

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