6 strange breeds of dogs in the world

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Basenji, a dog that doesn’t bark

Originally from central Africa, the basenji is known for “not barking”, because the confirmation of its larynx does not allow it. Instead they produce a sound called a Barroo, very similar to yodeling. Additionally, females of this breed come into heat only once a year. Finally, if you found it attractive to have a basenji because it doesn’t bark, consider that its temperament is much more similar to that of a cat, and obtaining its obedience takes a lot of time, patience and above all a relationship based on the positive, since otherwise will choose to ignore you completely.

Labradoodle, a hypoallergenic dog

It’s not really a breed, but a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle. The cross has existed “massively” since 1988 when it became popular as a guide and/or assistance dog for people allergic to flaking or dog hair. Because it is not a breed, the puppies of its cross are not predictable in appearance, however, they are dogs with almost no fur (an attribute provided by the poodle) and highly trainable (an attribute provided by the Labrador).

Chinese crested, the ugliest dog in the world

This dog, recognized as a breed only in 1987, has two versions: one with normal hair coverage (Powderpuff) and another practically bare (Hairless). Both types differ in a pair of genes for the trait “hair type”. Hairless are heterozygous (different gene pairs) for the “hairless” gene, while powderpuffs are homozygous (same gene pairs) for the “hairy” gene. There are no “hairless” homozygotes since this pair is non-viable and the fetuses do not develop. The hairless may have some hair on the legs or socks, tail or feather and head or crest.

Puli and Komondor, the Hungarian Rastafarian dogs

These two breeds of sheepdogs from Hungary participate in the group thanks to their particular type of fur, very similar to the dreadlocks or dreadlocks of the Rastafarians. They differ almost exclusively in size, with the Puli being smaller than the Komondor. It is believed that this woolly appearance helps them to blend in with the flock of sheep, reducing the stress that the presence of dogs produces in the cattle.

New Guinea singer: the oldest dog

Geographically isolated from the ancestor of the domestic dog 30,000 years ago, the New Guinea singer was “discovered” by Sir Hallstrom on New Guinea in 1957. Similar in appearance to the dingo and the basenji, the New Guinea singer is unremarkable in appearance. as can be seen, however, its scarcity in captivity, since there are no more than a hundred specimens, and its difficulty in classifying it taxonomically (some even consider it a different subspecies from the domestic dog) makes it belong to the group of the most rare with honors In addition to its peculiar ability to sing (similar to the howl of the wolf), the New Guinea singer has a much more developed 4th molar than all other domestic dogs.

Catalburun, the “fork nose” dog

This pointer originally from Turkey owes its name to its particular nose (“catal”: fork, “burun”: nose). In theory, this anatomical trait was looked for thinking that it would have a superior olfactory capacity for hunting, however apart from producing a high inbreeding (crossing between relatives), it has been shown that the common nose works better.

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By Lee Chun Hei