Dogs, since time immemorial, have been known to be man’s best friend. Dogs make great pets and are awesome for security.
There are dogs that we will see roaming in the estates but this article is about a different breed of dogs, those that will cost an arm and a leg to own.
The Irish Dog is a breed of domestic dog from Ireland. As the name suggests the wolfhound is meant to hunt wolves.
The Irish wolfhound makes a great hunting and guard dog with a lifespan of 6 to 10 years. The Irish wolfhound is known to be loyal, patient, dignified, generous, sweet-tempered and very thoughtful
The Irish wolfhound comes in white, black, brindle, fawn, grey or red in color.
The Akita, a large breed of dog, originates from northern Japan. There are two varieties of the Japanese Akita, “Akita Inu”, or “Japanese Akita”. There is also an American strain, known as the “American Akita”.
The Akita dogs have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years and come in white, brindle, fawn, red fawn, red, pinto or sesame in color.
An Akita dog is mostly responsive, docile, independent and dignified.
The Saluki, developed from sighthounds, hunts by sight rather than scent. Salumi is mostly reared for the purpose of herding by nomadic tribes ato run down game animals.
A saluki is hailed for its speed of 69 kilometers per hour with a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
Salukis are known to be intelligent, reserved and quiet. They are available in white, fawn, tan, cream, gold and Red.
The Pharaoh hound, a Maltese breed, is the national dog of Malta where it is called Kelb tal-Fenek, which means “rabbit dog”.
A Pharaoh hound is traditionally used for hunting rabbit in the Maltese Islands. The Pharaoh hound has a life span of 11 to 14 years and come in tan, red, rich tan, golden and chestnut
The Pharaoh hound is considered quiet affectionate, social, Intelligent, playful and trainable making it an awesome choice for a pet.
The Tibetan Mastiff is a large Tibetan dog breed in the mastiff family that originates from nomadic cultures in Nepal, China Tibet and Mongolia.
The Tibetan Mastiff is used to protect sheep from leopards, wolves, bears and tigers. The Tibetan Mastiff has a life span of 12 to 15 years and come in black, black and tan, brown, brown and tan, red gold, blue gray colors.
The Tibetan Mastiff is considered strong willed, tenacious, stubborn, aloof, protective and intelligent.
The Rottweiler is a domestic dog that was initially known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund which means Rottweil butchers’ dogs.
The Rottweiler’s main use was to herd livestock and pull carts loaded with butchered meat to the market. The Rottweiler has a life span of 8 to 10 years and is considered obedient, steady, obedient, devoted, good-natured, alert, confident, self-assured, calm and courageous
The Rottweiler’s are available in black, blue, tan and mahogany
The Löwchen is also referred as the Little Lion Dog and is considered by some registries as a toy dog.
The Löwchen has a life span of 12 to 14 years and is considered playful, intelligent, happy, friendly, active and familiar
The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means “puffy-lion dog”.
The Chow Chow has a life span of 9 to 15 years and is considered loyal, independent and quiet. The Chow Chow comes in black, blue, fawn, cream and red color.
The Bulldog, also known as the British Bulldog or English bulldog, is a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose.
The Bulldog has a life span of 8 to 10 years and is considered willful, friendly and docile.
The Bulldog is available in white, fawn, piebald, fawn and white, brindle and white, red and white, red, red brindle colors.
The Samoyed has a thick, white, double-layer coat and originates from Siberia. The Samoyed has a life span of 12 to 13 years and is considered lively, stubborn, sociable, alert, playful and friendly qualifying it for a great pet.