Saturday, 1 December 2012

10 Breeds of Dogs That Are not Trendy

Dogs that are not in fashion are still uncategorized and rare breeds of dogs that are not recognized by the American Kennel Club. These dogs are really unknown breeds, but they are great. Worldwide, there are hundreds of dog breeds, some of ancient origin and some relatively recent. Many foreign breeds and rare breeds are relatively unknown in the USA, and therefore are not recognized. Many rare breeds are found only in very small populations in isolated regions. They are also referred to as “emerging breeds” by some international associations.

Shiloh Shepherd

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The Shiloh Shepherd is a rare breed of dog that is still under development. Developed in the 1970s, they are meant to resemble an older variety of German Shepherd. Shilohs are not recognized by any major kennel club, but may be shown in rare breed organizations.

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Shilohs are larger and have a straighter back than most modern Alsatians and German Shepherds, they are bred for intelligence, size, and stable temperaments. Their coats can be a variety of colors and color mixes. They compete in obedience and agility. They work as therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, livestock guardians and service assistance. Originally trained for schutzhund (protection) service by founder Tina Barber.

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According to the breed standard, the Shiloh Shepherd should have a regal bearing that shows intelligence and strength. The balance between elegance and strength is the key to their distinct appearance and fluid movement. Their larger size should not impede their movement or grace.

Havana Silk Dog

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A Havana Silk Dog is a type of dog from Cuba. The modern Havana Silk Dog is derived solely from recent Havanese dogs. Breeders have sought to re-create older depictions of the breed based on paintings, sculptures, and written descriptions.

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Compared to some Havanese, breeders seek to give the Havana Silk Dog longer, straighter forelegs, a flatter, silkier coat, a longer muzzle, and smaller ears.

After 10 years of attempting to convince Havanese breeders to breed away from osteochondrodysplasia, many of the original leadership of the Havanese Club of America decided to leave the organization in order to create a breed that they feel more accurately represents the original dogs from Cuba.

Canis Panthera


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The Canis Panther is a protective and loyal breed. But how do you know whether you are ready to purchase a pet and if this breed is right for you? This information is absolutely necessary in making the decision to purchase a pet.

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The origin of the Canis Panther can be traced back to 1970's United States. Breeders Cleotha "Scorpio" Jones, Michael Stratten, and Lucas Lopez began experimenting with crossing various breeds in hopes of creating a superior guardian dog. The Canis Panther was developed by crossing such breeds as the Black Labrador, black Great Dane, Doberman Pinscher, and the American Staffordshire Terrier.

Throughout its history, the Canis Panther has been most commonly used as a watch and guard dog, proving its incredible abilities to provide both protection and gentle companionship.



A Cockapoo is a crossbred dog, the result of mating an American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel with a poodle (in most cases a miniature poodle or toy poodle), or of two cockapoos. A Cockapoo can be the result of mating either the American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle. They have been known in the United States since the 1950s. The earliest known dictionary reference was a 1960 OED citation.

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Purebred breed associations such as The Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club, or the Canadian Kennel Club, do not recognize the Cockapoo, or any other crossbreed.


Overall Cockapoos are usually healthy and happy dogs. As with a lot of smaller dogs they tend to be quite long-lived, and it's not unusual for cockapoos to live to 15 years or more.

American Bulldog

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The American Bulldog is a breed of working dog that was developed in the United States.[citation needed] There are generally considered to be three types of American bulldog: the Bully or Classic type (sometimes called the Johnson type ), the Standard or Performance type (also called the Scott type), and the Hybrid type.[citation needed] The names associated with the Bully and Standard types are those of the breeders who were influential in developing them, John D. Johnson (Bully) and Alan Scott (Standard). American Bulldogs are thought to be descended from working type bulldogs found commonly on ranches and farms in the Southern and Midwestern parts of the United States


The American bulldog is a stocky, well built, strong-looking dog with powerful jaws, a large head, and a muscular build. Its coat is short and generally smooth. The breed is a light to moderate shedder; however, they should be brushed on regular basis.


Colors, while historically predominantly white with patches of red or brindle, have grown in recent years to include many color patterns including black, red, brown, fawn, and all shades of brindle.

Serbian Defensive Dog

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The Serbian Defensive Dog (short: SDD, Serbian: Srpski odbrambeni pas "SOP") is a Molosser-type dog breed originating in Serbia. It was developed in the years 1981-1991, with the goal of resurrecting the medieval Serbian Mastiff which became extinct in the 20th century. The dog breed is characterized by its large size, excellent guarding and fighting abilities, as well as its agility and intelligence.

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The Serbian Defensive Dog is a dog breed created in the Romanija mountains by interbreeding Gray wolf, Neapolitan Mastiff, Rottweiler, Bosnian Tornjak, and American Stafford terrier, beginning in 1981, by Bosnian Serb Nenad Gavrilović, a herbalist and medicine man. Interbreeding was concluded in 1991, the year in which the Serbian Defensive Dog breed was founded, and kennels were established throughout Serbia and Republika Srpska.

Coton de Tulear


The Coton de Tuléar is a breed of small dog. It is named for the city of Tuléar in Madagascar and for its cotton-like coat. Multiple registries with differing standards describe the Coton de Tulear, but in general, it has very soft hair (as opposed to fur), comparable to a cotton ball (hence its name in French, coton meaning cotton), a prominent black nose, large expressive eyes (usually covered by bangs) and somewhat short legs. The Coton de Tulears tail should curl over its back like some other dog breeds.

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The Coton is a playful, affectionate, intelligent breed. Although generally quiet, it can become very vocal, grunting, barking and making other noises when having fun. Cotons are known to have a habit of jumping up and walking on their hind legs to please people.



A Labradoodle is a crossbred dog created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and the Standard or Miniature Poodle. The term first appeared in 1955, but was not popularized until 1988, where the mix was used as an allergen-free guide dog. Currently, they are not considered a breed.


The first known use of the term "Labradoodle" was by Sir Donald Campbell to describe his Labrador/Poodle cross dog in his 1955 book, "Into the Water Barrier". However, the Labradoodle became better known in 1988, when Australian breeder Wally Conron crossed the Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle at Guide Dogs Victoria.

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Conron's aim was to combine the low-shedding coat of the Poodle with the gentleness and trainability of the Labrador, and to provide a guide dog suitable for people with allergies to fur and dander. Although Guide Dogs Victoria no longer breed Labradoodles, they are bred by other guide and assistance dog organizations in Australia and other places.

Miniature American Shepherd.

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Other name(s): Miniature Australian Shepherd; Mini Aussie; Miniature Aussie; North American
Miniature Australian Shepherd. Country / place of origin: United States


History: A miniature version of the Australian Shepherd was developed in the 1960's in a breeding program run by Doris Cordova of Norco, California. Ms. Cordova wanted to create a dog with the characteristics of the Aussie, but in a smaller size. Her breeding program used very small Australian Shepherds.


In October 2011, the American Kennel Club (AKC) approved the name "Miniature American Shepherd" for the breed, and accepted it into its "Miscellaneous Class". The Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA (MASCUSA) was selected as the parent club for the breed. The Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) does not recognize the Toy Australian Shepherd (10-14") or the Miniature American Shepherd (13-18") as varieties of the Australian Shepherd.

Estrela Mountain Dog

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The Estrela Mountain Dog is a breed of dog that has been used to guard herds and homesteads in the Estrela Mountains of Portugal for centuries. The earliest of the Estrela ancestors were herd-guarding dogs in the Serra da Estrela, in what is now Portugal. Since there are no written records, it is not known for sure whether the ancestors which contributed to this breed were brought by the Romans when they colonized the Iberian Peninsula, or later by the invading Visigoths. Regardless, there is no disagreement that the Estrela is one of the oldest breeds in Portugal.

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Life changed little for the people and dogs of the region, even into the 20th century. The isolation of the region meant the breed was relatively unknown outside it until the early 1900s, and even then, they were mostly ignored in early dog shows. History


The Estrela Mountain dog comes in two coat types. Both types should have coat resembling the texture of goat hair. Long coat: The thick, slightly coarse outer coat lies close over the body and may be flat or slightly waved, but never curly. Undercoat is very dense and normally lighter in color than the outer coat. The hair on the front sides of the legs and the head is short and smooth. Hair on the ears diminishes in length from the base of the ears to the tips. The hair on the neck, the buttocks, the tail, and the back side of the legs is longer resulting in a ruff at the neck, breeches on the buttocks and backs of the legs, and feathering on the tail.

Short coat: The outer coat is short, thick, and slightly coarse, with a shorter dense undercoat. Any feathering should be in proportion.

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