This sighthound, originally from Mali, is used as a guard dog and pack hunter.
2. Central Asian Ovcharka
This shepherd dog, known for its protectiveness, is popular in Russia. Both its ears and tail are often cropped.
3. Cirneco dell’Etna
This Sicilian hunting dog is known for its ability to endure harsh conditions, which makes sense, as it originated near Mt. Etna, an active volcano.
4. Clumber Spaniel
This gundog, bred for hunting game in heavy cover, was a favorite of Prince Albert.
5. Dutch Smoushond
This breed almost disappeared in World War II, this rare breed is typically not found outside the Netherlands. Its name comes from its furry face; heavy-bearded Jewish men in the 1800’s were called “Smouzen,” apparently.
6. Istrian Coarse-haired Hound
This Croatian scent hound is known for being hard to train. It can hunt a variety of game, including wild boar.
This Mexican hairless dog (portrayed above with its coated counterpart) was sacred to the Aztecs. It almost went extinct until a breed revival program was started to save it in the 1950’s.
This Romanian dog, bred for guarding livestock, can weigh up to 140 lbs.
This North Korean dog is rarely observed outside the country. Its thick fur makes it resistant to the cold winters, especially up in the mountains where it has been used for hunting Siberian tigers.
10. Russkiy Toy
This Russian dog was almost wiped out after the October Revolution due to its link with the aristocracy.
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