Dog Breeds

Interesting Characteristics and Facts about Seven Famous Dog Breeds

A large number of people prefer dogs over other pets for various reasons and mainly because they are very great companions, make you feel good when stressed, and also protect the house. According to a survey, there are around 200 breeds of dogs in the world. In this article, we will discuss about interesting characteristics and facts about seven famous dog breeds.

  1. Akita

Akita is a large-sized dog that originated from the mountains of northern Japan. Nowadays, there are two different variants of this breed, one is the pure Japanese breed and the second is the mixed American breed. Pure Japanese breed is about 24 to 28 inches in height to shoulder and weighs around 32-39 kilograms and has a lifespan of 10-12 years. These dogs are dignified, courageous, and profoundly loyal by nature. While they are quite affectionate to their owners but they are not fond of strangers and mostly intolerant of other animals.

  1. Newfoundland

Newfoundland is a large size working dog and they are black, brown, grey, or white in colour. By nature, they are quite loyal, dedicated, sweet, and patient. They are strikingly large and powerful working dogs but they are not aggressive and quite sweet by nature.

They are very good companion and has earned a reputation as a patient and watchful ‘nanny dog’ for kids. Newfoundland’s weight is mostly 150 pounds and stands 28 inches at the shoulder. These dogs look quite majestic, along with being soft and soulful. They have an outer coat that is flat and coarse. Because of its sweet nature, it can be a very good family dog.

  1. Bloodhound

The bloodhound is a large dog belonging to the hound family of dogs. Since the middle ages, these dogs are used for hunting deer and wild boar along with tracking people who get lost while hunting or during a journey. They are very gentle, patient, noble, and mild-mannered and are especially good with children and are famous for being exceptionally tolerant of little kids who clamber over them. It is not much wary of strangers and other animals, in fact, it gets along quite nicely with other animals. They are friendly and inquisitive in nature and are a good choice for a pet.

  1. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog as the name suggests is a dog breed that was bred in the Swiss Alps. They are faithful, family-oriented, and dependable by nature. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a large breed of dogs, and enormously strong worker dog and it has a dense coat of striking black, red, and white markings. It’s around 28.5 inches long and weighs around 40-45 kilograms. If you keep it in a standing position then it may easily be bigger than you. They are greatly strong, yet swift enough to take a flock across the sloping foot of a mountain.

  1. West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland white terrier, usually called the Westie, is a breed of dog which originated in Scotland. It has a distinguishing white harsh coat with a slightly soft white undercoat. These cute-looking dogs are loyal, happy, and entertaining by nature. It is among the most popular of the small terrier dogs which are only 10 to 11 inches at the shoulder. It has dark piercing eyes, a small furry body, and a carrot-shaped tail wagging with delight, these dogs are definitely one of the cutest dog breeds.

  1. Maltese

Maltese are cute small-sized toy dogs that weigh only about 7 pounds. By nature, they are quite gentle, affectionate, intelligent, receptive, and trusting which makes them good family dogs. Also, they are lively, playful, and energetic, and they usually enjoy learning tricks. They are covered with a long, straight, and silky coat. Underneath the all-white coat, there is a compact body moving with a smooth and easy walk. Along with being cute toy dogs, they are good watchdogs also.

  1. Collie 

 

The regal Collie is one of the world’s most identifiable and adored dog breeds. These breed of dogs are energetic, even-tempered, and eager to make their owners happy is an ideal choice to keep as a family dog. , making them a good choice for a family pet. They get along quite well with children and other pets if trained properly. They are swift, athletic dogs who love human company. They are famous for their loyalty, intelligence, and sterling character.

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