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Exotic Dog Breeds

There are numerous dog breeds in the world, and some of them are famous all around the world. Among these, some kinds of dogs are unique and extremely rare. These dogs are exotic in the sense that they are unusual to be seen anywhere and everywhere and attract the attention of the onlooker at once.

This article mentions some of the most exotic dog breeds, each of which is unique and peculiar in its way.



Tibetan Mastiff




Origin:

Nomadic Cultures of Tibet, China, Mongolia, India, and Nepal


Weight


Male: 90-150 pounds

Female:70-120 pounds


Height


Male: minimum of 26 inches

Female: minimum of 24 inches


Life Expectancy

10-12 years


Coat

Dense


Color

Solid black, black and tan, various shades of red, and bluish-gray often with white markings.


Description


This is the largest dog breed found on the earth. Despite the size, these have the most tender feelings for their human families. These dogs might become aggressive and territorial if left in open spaces for a long time.


Temperament

  • Independent
  • Reserved
  • Intelligent
  • Fearless
  • Loyal

Dandie Dinmont Terrier




Origin:

Scotland


Weight


18–24 pounds


Height

8–11 inches


Life Expectancy

12 – 15 years


Coat

Rough


Color

Mustard, pepper


Description


The breed has a long body, short legs, and a distinguishing topknot of hair on the head. It does not require extensive exercise and a little garden to play in and walks from time to time prove to be sufficient. However, Dandie Dinmonts are independent and can be stubborn when it comes to house-training.


Temperament

  • Affectionate
  • Lively and fun-loving
  • Determined
  • Independent
  • Companionable

Leonberger




Origin:

Germany


Weight

Male: 120–170 lbs

Female: 100–135 lbs


Height

Male: 28–31 inches

Female: 26–30 inches


Life Expectancy

9 years


Coat

Double


Color

Lion yellow, red, reddish-brown, also sandy.


Description


These dogs are huge and powerful. Yet they are known for their aristocratic grace and elegance. They need a considerable amount of exercise, attention, and with the right owner, they are the best of friends.


Temperament

  • Friendly
  • Gentle
  • Playful
  • Insensitive to noise
  • Submissive to family members

Portuguese Water Dog




Origin:

Portugal


Weight

Male:42-60 lbs

Female: 35–50 lbs


Height

Male:20–22 inches

Female: 17–20 inches


Life Expectancy

10 to 12 years


Coat

Curly or wavy


Color

White, black with white markings


Description


Portuguese water dogs are a rare but beautiful breed of dogs where female counterparts are more beautiful than the males. These are robustly built, with stout legs, and eye color can differ between black and many shades of brown.


Temperament

  • Affectionate
  • Adventurous
  • Athletic
  • Calm
  • Intelligent

Löwchen




Origin:

Europe


Weight

Male: 12–18 lbs

Female: 9.9–15.0 lbs


Height

Male: 12-14 inches

Female: 11-13 inches


Life Expectancy

13 to 15 years


Coat

Long, thick, soft, slightly wavy


Color

Sable, silver, cream, white, parti, Irish pied, chocolate, and red/gold


Description


Löwchens are small, slightly longer than tall, bright, and lively dogs who are great companions to kids and aged people. They are an intelligent breed and respond exceptionally to positive reinforcement training methods. They perform spectacularly in dog competitions.


Temperament

  • Affectionate
  • Outgoing
  • Positive
  • Active and Playful
  • Jovial

Conclusion


It is a well-known fact that a dog is man’s best friend. Some people wish to own a dog that is exceptionally different and stands out from all the other breeds, and the races mentioned above are some of those.

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