Dogs are loyal, dedicated, and loving which makes them great pets. Human beings from ancient times kept dogs for various purposes apart from being good companions they were helpful in various tasks like hunting, herding, protecting, etc. In today’s day and age where people are not dependent on hunting and agriculture anymore, people keep dogs for companionship and to safeguard the house from unwanted strangers, especially at the night. If you want to adopt a dog but is confused about which breed to get, we are here to make things easier and created a list of seven breeds of dogs you can consider taking home.
Kangal Shepherd Dog also known as the Turkish Kangal Dog is a large size cattle guarding dog which is native to Turkey and a breed there since ancient times. Today, this large-sized breed is famous as a protective and loyal companion. They are quite loyal and have strong protective instincts making them good watchdogs. It is a very friendly dog and is gentle and protective with kids. Even though it’s known for its independent streak, it loves the company of humans. This breed is not for first time owners as they require a good amount of training and are suitable for experienced dog owners. Because of its size, it can’t adjust to apartments well. If you have a house with a big space and already have the experience of keeping dogs, this dog can be a good option for you to take home.
Irish Red and White Setter is a medium-sized athletic dog that used to accompany humans during hunting. As the name suggests, it originated in Ireland and by nature, it’s quite lively, friendly, and energetic. In comparison to its close family breed the Irish setter, Irish Red and Whites are a bit shorter. Their sizes vary from medium to large and it’s strong, solid, and brawny, with good stamina. It carries a striking coat that looks like glowing red islands floating on a sea of pearl white, which helps the owners to spot their dog at a distance. If you are looking for a strong and energetic dog, the Irish Red and White Setter is an option you can keep in your mind.
American Blldogs are well-proportioned athletic dogs and have good strength, durability, liveliness, and a pleasant attitude. It was developed in America as a working dog that can work on farms. It is a descendant of the English Bulldog and it is America since the 17th century. It’s believed that it arrived in the United States with immigrants who brought their working bulldogs with them. Small farmers and planters used this useful working dog for many works such as guarding the farms and cattle, herding, etc. In earlier times, it was originally known by various names before the name American Bulldog became common. In many parts of the South, it is called White English Southern Bulldog but mostly known as American Bulldog. A great dog to take home, it’s a breed you can keep as a pet and you won’t be disappointed.
The Northern Inuit Dog is a hybrid breed but there is confusion about its ancestry, but mostly it’s believed that it came from Husky, Malamute, and German Shepherd Dog and some additional names like Samoyeds and Canadian Eskimo Dogs as its ancestors. Nevertheless, at present, they are bred only with the Northern Inuit Dogs to get the status of purebred status. Peaceful, friendly, and smart, can be a great addition to your family. Look wise they are like wolves but they have nothing in common apart from the looks as Northern Inuit Dogs are family dogs and don’t show any aggression toward humans. It’s popular among people who want dogs who look like dogs. It was always a well-known dog but its popularity increased a lot after their casting in HBO’s television series Game of Thrones as dire wolves.
A Mutt is a testimony to nature as it comes from two different dog breeds with or without any input by humans. A mutt is one of the three types of cross-breed dogs and the other two are the mixed breed and designer dog. Mutt actually means that the dog’s parents were not registered and both parents are not of the same breed. Mutts are available in numerous sizes, shapes, colours, and designs, and can have a long snout or a short nose. They can have pointed ears or floppy ones. They may have a short tail, gangling legs, a huge spot over their left eye, or all three characteristics.
American English Coonhound is a sleek, racy, lean, and muscular dog that belongs to the hound family of dogs. Standing at a height of 26 inches at the shoulder, it’s a deep-chested, sweet-faced, and athletic dog which is famous for its r speed and durability. It has a medium-length coat of various patterns, and some have ticking. The head is broad with a rounded skull, with soft, low-hung ears and dark-brown eyes. American English Coonhounds are soft but resolute and determined while doing some work and they are great hunters also. If you are looking for a loyal, strong, sporty, and lively dog, look no further than the American English Coonhound.
Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a hunting dog that is quite intelligent, brave and determined, and easily adaptable to different types of places and terrains. It is also a very loyal companion and always joyful, smart, and eager to please. It is also known as the Fawn Colored Brittany Basset, is a small, stocky, rough-coated hardy dog that is robust and fast for its size. It behaves very well with children and other pets. Training and socialization are required to stop them from being mischievous. If you are looking for a strong, energetic dog then it is an option you can consider.