umans are really good at making dogs. We’v been breeding dogs for tens of thousands of years, basically ever since a wolf wandered into one of our ancient settlements and we were like “we could make that thing fluffier.” We all know the basic dog breeds: Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Poodles, etc. But did you know there are over 330 different breeds of dogs? And that they are all good boys?
Here are some breeds of dogs you might catch at glimpse of at a fancy event like the Westminster Dog Show, but probably won’t see hanging around your local dog park running after a chuck-it. We bet you haven’t heard of most of them!
Tibetan Terriers are from Tibet, but they aren’t actually terriers. European travelers called this dog a terrier when they first encountered one in Tibet and the name stuck. The dogs were once considered holy and kept a pets by Tibetan monks. Look how happy that one is that he won that big trophy!
This little dog with a funny name is from Belgium. They act as herding dogs, even though in dog shows they are classified as non-sporting. Don’t ask them about it, though, there’s a lot of controversy about this. The best part about them, obviously, is that they look like little black foxes.
Are you looking for the fluffiest possible dog? Consider the Keeshonden, a fluff ball that hails from the Netherlands. There’s currently no accurate way to measure fluff, but when scientists finally invent the fluff-o-meter, the Keeshonden will score the highest of marks.
This dog’s name may sound like a fancy Italian dish and that’s because it hails from Italy and is at least 70% noodle (probably). Like poodles, Lagotti Romagnoli has curly, hypoallergenic hair.
This is unconfirmed, but I believe the origin of the Cesky Terrier to be a torrid love affair between a Dachshund and a Schnauzer. (Actually they are a mix of a Sealyham Terrier and a Scottish Terrier, likely cover story) They are the sixth most rare dog breed in the whole world, so a Cesky sighting is very rare, please be sure to report it to the local authorities (my personal e-mail).