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Shiloh Shepherd Dog

A rare breed of dog still under development, the Shiloh Shepherd Dog originated in the United States of America. The breed has a smooth (double) coat or a plush coat, that is reddish tan, silver, sable, black with tan, golden tan, silver, red, solid golden, dark gold, dark grey, or black sable in colour. Gentle and loving, the Shiloh Shepherd Dog was bred as a companion breed, able to work with other animals and children. The breed excels at livestock guardians, service assistant, obedience, agility, therapy dogs, search and rescue, and herding events. With an average lifespan of 9-14 years, the Shiloh Shepherd Dog is prone to bloat and torsion, small intestine bacterial overgrowth syndrome, hip dysplasia, and panosteitis.

Canaan Dog

A breed of pariah dog, the Canaan Dog originated in Ancient Canaan, Modern Israel. With a strong survival instinct, the Canaan Dog is wary of strangers, making them excellent watchdogs. They are very good with children within the family, though may be weary and watchful of other children. Canaan Dogs excel at sports, such as agility, flyball, tracking, herding and obedience. The Canaan Dog comes in all sorts of colours and markings; from black to cream and all shades of brown and red between (usually with small, white markings) or all with with colour patches. Spotting is possible, as well as white or black masks. Generally a very health breed, some health problems have been noted; including epilepsy, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, cryptorchidism, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and luxating patella.

Keeshond

Originating in the Netherlands, the Keeshond has a plush double-coat of silver and black fur. Quick learners and eager to please, the Keeshond tends to be very playful. Preferring to be close to family whenever possible, the breed is excellent with children and good with other dogs. The breed has a loud, distinctive bark, although the breed is not aggressive to visitors. The breed is successful at agility and obedience, and make good guide dogs for the blind. With an average lifespan of 12 years, the Keeshond is prone to epilepsy, Cushing's disease, diabetes, hip dysplasia, hyperparathyroidism, luxating patellas and hypothyroidism.

Akbash

Primarily used as a livestock guardian dog, the Akbash originates from Turkey. Neither shy nor aggressive, the Akbash tends to be calm and aware of it's surroundings. The breed is not naturally hostile, so while it can be powerful against predators, the breed is gentle with newborn lambs and goat kids. Although frequently mistaken for a herding dog, the Akbash is a working dog, bred to live with and protect livestock, and therefore should not chase them. The Akbash has a white double-coat, long legs, a tail that curls, and typically has feathering. Weighing 75-140lbs, the Akbash stands 27-34" at the shoulder. On average, Akbash live 10-11 years, like many breeds of their size. Some may live much longer. [img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.prod.vetstreet.com/ed/59/1ae6f1cd4a7697b1...

Tamaskan Dog

A breed of sleddog type, the Tamaskan Dog originated in Finland. The breed has a thick double coat that is Wolf Grey, Red Grey, or Black Grey in colour. Bred to look like wolves, the Tamaskan Dog is a highly versatile dog that can excel at agility, obedience, and working trials. The Tamaskan Dog is prone to cryptorchidism, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, and degenerative myelopathy.

Basque Shepherd Dog

Originating in the Basque Country, the Basque Shepherd Dog is traditionally used by local shepherds to help with their cattle and sheep. This is one of the oldest breeds known. Well proportioned, the Basque Shepherd Dog has a vivid yellow medium length rough coat that is longer over the body and shorter over the face, not hiding the eyes. [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRxJ4QJ33RTB3sMq2ZF...

Jagdterrier

A type of working terrier for hunting quarry above and below ground, the Jagdterrier originated in Germany. The breed has a hairy, smooth or broken coat, that is black and tan, chocolate and white, or liver and white in colour. Developed to be all around hunting dogs, the breed is primarily used to hunt fox, badger and raccoon dog. The breed can make good pets, but it should be remembered that they are hunting dogs with strong prey drive.

Armenian Gampr Dog

A distinct landrace, the Armenian Gempr Dog is a livestock guardian dog originating in the Armenian Highlands. Gampr Dogs are not trained, left to watch their stock naturally, though they are very tied to their people, especially if they are living in the home. The Armenian Gampr Dog has a well-developed undercoat. The coat of the Gampr Dog can be any colour, through brown or piebald is undesireable. Weighing 99-132lbs, standing 24+" at the shoulder. [img]https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images25/ArmenianGamprClubOfAmericaDogPureb...

Chow Chow

An ancient breed of dog, the Chow Chow originated in China. Able to become fiercely protective of their owners and property, the Chow Chow has strong, loyal bonds with friends and family members. Not being overly energetic, they can live in an apartment with some exercise daily. The Chow Chow is known for its very dense double coat that can be rough or smooth. The coat may be red, black, blue, cinnamon/fawn or cream. The Chow Chow has a blue-black/purple tongue, the genes for which seem to be dominant. The Chow Chow is prone to many diseases, including entropion, glaucoma, juvenile cataracts, lymphoma, hip dysplasia, diabetes mellitus, canine pemphigus, gastric cancer, autoimmune disease and skin melanoma. With their thick coat, fleas can be a problem for the breed.

Brazilian Dogo

A molosser-type dog, the Brazilian Dogo originates in Brazil. With a strong guarding instinct, the Brazilian Dogo is serious around strangers, and will attack if provoked. The breed is obedient and showing affection towards it's family, and should never demonstrate aggressive behaviour without a clear reason, including towards other dogs. Standing 50-60cm at the shoulder, the Brazilian Dogo weighs 23-43kg. The breed comes in two coat types, short and medium-length, with all colours and combinations possible.

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Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

Developed in Australia to herd cattle, the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a medium-sized bobtailed breed. When there is a tail, it is short (no longer than 4") and should never be docked. Needing consistent training and socialization, the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog should be alert and watchful, while responsive to it's trainer and reserved around strangers. The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog has a medium or short, straight coat that is either speckled red or speckled blue. Standing 18-20" at the shoulders, females of the breed should be on the smaller side. 

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Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

A medium-sized scenthound, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie originated in France. Active hunting dogs that are normally kept in packs in rural areas, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie may not be suitable for city or family living. The breed has a short, dense smooth coat that is white/black/bright tan, white/black/pale tan, or white and orange in colour. The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie has no documented health problems, although with drop ears may be prone to ear infections.

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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Originating in Brittany, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a short legged hunting scenthound. A smallish, wire-coated red-wheaten or fawn hound, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne weighs 36-40lbs, standing 13-15" at the shoulder. Not much is known about the health status of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, and which, if any, common health problems affect it. Based on a small study, it is thought the average life expectancy is 10-14 years, which is typical although a little low for breeds of it's size. The most common health issues noted were reproductive, cataracts, corneal ulcers, cancer, heart failure and kidney failure. 

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Originating in central Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is rugged, large and very strong breed. Responsible for guarding flocks without human interference, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is independent and forceful, not making a good pet unless the owner is willing to put in a lot of work and socialization. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have been used to protect livestock that was being killed by cheetahs, as the dogs were enough of a threat for the cheetahs to leave the livestock alone and go back to their wild prey. With a broad head, thick neck and sturdy body, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog weighs 90-150lbs, and stands 27-30" at the shoulder. They can come in any colour, with white cream and "sesame" with large white patches being the most common. The breed has a very thick, double coat, leading to excessive shedding and the need to be brushed at least two times a week during warm weather. On average, the breed lives for 11 years, which is 1-2 years longer than other breeds of it's size. Common health issues include dermatologic, musculoskeletal and limpomas. The leading causes of death were cancer and cardiac, or a combination thereof. 

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Alaskan Malamute

Originally bred for hauling heavy freight, later for sleds, the Alaskan Malamute is a large breed. Malamutes are a strongly independent breed with a strong prey drive, while being very fond of people, making them poor watch dogs. Alaskan Malamutes have a thick, double coat that can be various shades of grey and white, black and white, red and white, seal and white, sable and white or solid white, with a wide range of markings including blazes, collar/half collar and face markings. The Alaskan Malamute weighs 75-100lbs, standing 23-25" at the shoulder. Studies have shown that the malamutes have a much longer lifespan that other breeds of their size, living up to 15 years. Health issues common in the breed include hip dysplasia, cataracts, epilepsy, congenital heart problems, kidney problems and skin problems. Cancer shows as the main cause of death in the breed.

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