Have you ever seen a German Shepherd? Sure you have. What about a Poodle? Of course! What about a Polish Lowland Sheepdog? Probably not. It is one of many least popular dog breeds roaming our planet and though it is not that popular, it is a gorgeous creature. There are a quiet a few dog breeds out there that, unless you’re a dog expert, you probably never have heard of. Here is our list of these few.
The smallest dog in the family that includes pinschers and schnauzers, the Affenpinscher is a toy dog with a good demeanor. These little guys are very intelligent, trainable and make wonderful family pets. They have a dark, wiry coat and are naturally affectionate towards humans.
The Anatolian Shepherd has a large frame and is considered to be quite courageous. These are strong and loyal dogs that would be very useful in the United States as military and hunting dogs.
The Basenji is a medium sized muscular dog that is also known as the African Barkless Dog. They never bark, but not because they are mute; apparently they just don’t want to. Basenjis were originally bred in Africa as hunting dogs. They do not naturally make good pets, but overcome their aversion to humans if they are handled consistently from a young age.
These small but sturdy dogs have the appearance of a sort of terrier. They usually have a dark rough coat and a generally calm manner. They were originally bred as herders in France and today are used in both police work and as service animals for the blind.
The Central Asian Shepherd is a large and muscular dog. It is known as loyal and fearless and has protective instincts that make it an excellent herder and watchdog. Typically they have their ears and tail docked at an early age.
This guy is a medium sized shaggy dog with a long coat that covers his eyes. He should be called the Polish Teddy Bear. Loyal and devoted family dogs, they make great pets as long as they are not left alone for extensive periods of time since they are known to cause trouble when unsupervised for too long.
I hpe you enjoyed this brief intro to these unpopular breeds. They are gorgeous and awesome in their own way. There is no reason why any of them would not make a great companion.