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Different Dog Breeds

Updated on March 22, 2014

Dog Breeds That Are Different!

Are you looking for information on really different dog breeds? So, everyone has a Labrador, or a German Shepherd or a Poodle, one of the most popular of breeds of dog that you see everyday. They are all "man's best friend".

In this page I have a look at really different dog breeds, ones that are unusual and make people sit up and take notice. And there are a number of them with different features such as astounding coats, or massive size or exceptional intelligence.

I hope you enjoy having a peek here at these different dog breeds. Please take a second to cast your vote and let me know your opinions on each breed of dog I have written about here. Thank you.

Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff

A Huge Guard Dog Breed

Also known as the Italian Mastiff, the Neapolitan Mastiff has been kept as a guard dog and has been very popular in Europe for many centuries. It is a huge breed of dog and renown for it's fearsome appearance. The look of this dog, along with it's instinctive protective tendencies of it's property and family - lends it nicely to being used as a guard dog. Most would be intruders would take one look at this massive beast and run for their lives. I know I would!

This breed is highly intelligent and does require an owner who is able to provide proper training. As a bonus - the he Neapolitan Mastiff rarely barks. There is a lot of loose skin on this dog's body and around the face - which gives it a tendency to drool. The plentiful skin folds means that owners should regularly check the dog's body. Neopolitan Mastiffs do not enjoy hot weather.

There are some health problems that are common in the Neo and these are Cherry eye and Hip dysplasia.

Video of a Neapolitan Mastiff - Excalibur di Fossombrone

This video shows a Neapolitan Mastiff right from when it is a tiny puppy that fits into a single hand... through to an adult. It is amazing that something so small can grow to be so big and different.

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Bergamasco Shepherd
Bergamasco Shepherd

The Bergamasco Shepherd

A Dog With A Lot Of Fur!

Another ancient breed the Bergamasco Shepherd (aka the Romanian Sheepdog) which is medium in size. It is a strongly built breed, that has a compact body and moves with great agility and speed.

Most often used as a herding dog, it has has been prized for it's protective and non-aggressive nature. A peaceful breed, they often have quite an affinity for little children. it also makes a very good watchdog.

An interesting feature of this dog's awesome coat - is that it has three layers to it. Once the dog attains adulthood, and the fully flocked coat is grown - it actually does not require a lot of care or grooming. Which is not the impression you get from just looking at this breed. Some dogs coat may actually be so long that it touches the ground.

The Bergamasco Shepherd is a very hardy and healthy breed that doesn't have any major health problems.

Bergamasco Shepherd Video - This Dog Is Called Farah (not Fawcett!)

Here you can see one of these extremely woolly dogs running around a yard. What do you think of this breed?

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The Tibetan Mastiff

Another mastiff breed, the Tibetan originates from India,Tibet and around Central Asia. Coming from this region of the world, it is a very hardy breed and can withstand cold, harsh climates easily.

The double coat it sports is long, although this varies depending on the climate the dog is living in.

The Tibetan Mastiff is not restricted to just the red as it is mostly know for - it has a lot of different colors, which include solid colors and mixed colors.

It is an ancient breed and it's use was mainly as a protective guardian of herds, family and home. This dog can be a little aloof and reserved with people it does not know.

Red Tibetan Mastiff Video - Big Splash Costs Big Bucks

The most costly dog in the world - this video is a new story on how much was paid for an eleven month old Red Tibetan Mastiff named Big Splash. It was (if you can believe it) one and a half MILLION dollars!

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