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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Leonberger

    I have only met one in real life and she was beautiful



    Presa Canario, again I have only met one in real life (we were told violet is a presa mix as well)



    I also saw one of these for the first time last week too....

    Shipperke


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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Quote Originally Posted by zimandtakandgrrandmimi View Post
    there are some breeds that are overall pretty rare..like the few i listed...you only find them in certain parts of certain countries. Like the Chong Qing..ive yet to find ANY mention of them in the US at all, which is unfortunate because i think they are freakin GORGEOUS!!


    this is a Chong Qing Dog. *drools*
    Just googled it and yes they are very beautiful and very unique looking.

    ETA the life expectancy is 18 YEARS !!! that's crazy
    Last edited by LuckySarah; 06-11-2010 at 08:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckySarah View Post
    Leonberger

    I have only met one in real life and she was beautiful




    I also saw one of these for the first time last week too....

    Shipperke


    The Leonberger and especially the Shipperke are very common breeds here in Belgium. XD

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    what about the Coton de Tulear? Is that an uncommon breed, or have I just not heard of it until I met my neighbor's? The vet had never met one either so they gave him a bunch of free stuff for bringing the first one in. LOL! I'm too lazy to post a picture, but it's a little white fluffy dog. I wouldn't have known she was a "rare" breed by looking at her if he hadn't told me.

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Angel's_mom View Post
    what about the Coton de Tulear? Is that an uncommon breed, or have I just not heard of it until I met my neighbor's? The vet had never met one either so they gave him a bunch of free stuff for bringing the first one in. LOL! I'm too lazy to post a picture, but it's a little white fluffy dog. I wouldn't have known she was a "rare" breed by looking at her if he hadn't told me.
    KBLover, one of the members here has a Coton named Wally.

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    I didn't know Wally was a Coton! I am so bad at identifying the breeds of some of the smaller fluffy dogs!

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Last year, I got to meet an Estrella Mountain Dog, imported from Spain by his owner.

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Corrected, wrong breed.
    Last edited by Papilove; 06-11-2010 at 09:10 AM.


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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Estrela's are pretty fabulous

    I think the Norwegian Lundehund is an interesting little dog
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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    The only one of these dogs that I've seen close up is a Schipperke. It's one of my favorite types of dogs. I've heard of many of the other ones though (probably here but I also watch Dogs 101 =P).

    I have friends with an Entlebucher. I don't know how rare they are but I had never seen or heard of those before they got one.

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    I love learning about new breeds -- it's so fascinating. My friends think I'm such a dork -- whenever I see a rare breed, I get so excited and run off to talk to the owner. I saw a Klei Kai for the first time a few months ago, and I was elated! The girl was so surprised I knew what her pup was. Ohhh, we are dog-nerds.

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    I love Estrela Mountain Dogs. I would love to own one, but I think that there is only one breeder in the U.S. I met one that was a service dog for a very old woman. It was love at first sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessRU09 View Post
    I love learning about new breeds -- it's so fascinating. My friends think I'm such a dork -- whenever I see a rare breed, I get so excited and run off to talk to the owner. I saw a Klei Kai for the first time a few months ago, and I was elated! The girl was so surprised I knew what her pup was. Ohhh, we are dog-nerds.
    I am the same way.

    There is nothing like finding out about a great breed that you have never seen, reading about them, admiring them and then meeting one in person

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckySarah View Post
    Just googled it and yes they are very beautiful and very unique looking.

    ETA the life expectancy is 18 YEARS !!! that's crazy
    they are apparently a "natural" breed...kind of like Carolina Dogs here in the US.

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    There's a leonberger boarding at work right now. He's the only one I've ever met and a heck of a lot more happy-go-lucky than I ever expected the breed to be. I swear this dog bounces everywhere, not walks.

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    There are a lot of great dog breeds not in the top 10!!!!!

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Spicy1_VV View Post
    There are a lot of great dog breeds not in the top 10!!!!!
    yeah..a bunch of them are in your sig lol...

    which reminds me...one of my new favs.....which i first heard of through your siggie..

    KANGALS!!!


    biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig doggie lol....

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Quote Originally Posted by zimandtakandgrrandmimi View Post
    yeah..a bunch of them are in your sig lol...

    which reminds me...one of my new favs.....which i first heard of through your siggie..

    KANGALS!!!


    biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig doggie lol....

    I think I want one of those!!!!

    And I definitely love Boerboels!!! Cool dogs!


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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Quote Originally Posted by zimandtakandgrrandmimi View Post
    yeah..a bunch of them are in your sig lol...

    which reminds me...one of my new favs.....which i first heard of through your siggie..

    KANGALS!!!


    biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig doggie lol....
    Those aren't rare at all. XD
    We currently have 3 in the shelter. There used to be 6 of them but 3 already got adopted.
    And my best friend has one.

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    Re: Lesser-Known Dog Breeds

    Quote Originally Posted by -Maxine- View Post
    Those aren't rare at all. XD
    We currently have 3 in the shelter. There used to be 6 of them but 3 already got adopted.
    And my best friend has one.
    they are getting less rare...but they're still rare here where i live...i wanna meet one SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD.

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