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Image source: chazira_salukiThe Royal Dog of Egypt, also known as Saluki has been a good friend to humankind since the time of the Pharaohs. The Saluki is a dog breed originating in the Fertile Crescent. They are classed as a sighthound and are typically deep-chested and long-legged. Salukis tend to be independent animals requiring patient training and are gentle and affectionate with their owners. Males can weigh up to 60 pounds and can reach up to 28 inches. The price can reach around $2,500.
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Image source: elie_smolkinThe Peruvian Hairless Dog is a breed of dog with its origins in Peruvian pre-Inca cultures. It is one of several breeds of hairless dog. This dog is perhaps the most oddest-looking dog breeds out there. It is completely hairless with an elephant grey skin color. The price is up to $3000 for a hairless Peruvian.
Image source: brokenbrodieThe Azawakh is almond eyed and thin. It moves with a distinctly feline gait and can be found in a variety of colors as well as varying degrees of refinement. This breed is one of the very few African breeds that are available for purchase in Canada and the United States. Usually a sandy or brown color, this breed is quite lively and needs lots of physical activity and a caring owner in order to be truly joyful. The price can reach $3000 and up.
Image source: rottweilerloverThe Rottweiler is a medium-to-large or large dog, very common in Europe. The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers’ dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market. This continued until the mid-19th century when railways replaced droving for herding. Rottweilers are now used as search and rescue dogs, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard dogs and police dogs. The price for certain bloodlines can be upwards of $4000!
Image source: foxy_rikoThe Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, commonly called “Akita ken” in Japan, “Akita Inu” (“inu” means “dog” in Japanese), or “Japanese Akita”; and an American strain, known as the “Akita” or “American Akita”. The Japanese strain comes in a narrow palette of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed, while the American strain comes in all dog colors. The Akita has a short double-coat similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds such as the Siberian Husky, but long-coated dogs can be found in many litters due to a recessive gene. The price can go as high as $4,500 for certain Akita breeds.
Image source: silvento_pli.cirnecoThe Pharaoh Hound is a breed of dog and the national hound of Malta. Its native name is Kelb tal-Fenek in Maltese, which means “Rabbit dog”. The dog is traditionally used for hunting rabbits in the Maltese Islands. Pharaoh Hound possesses a very royal look, high intelligence and athletic disposition. Some Pharaoh Hound bloodlines can reach upwards of $6,500!
Tibetan MastiffThe Tibetan Mastiff is a Tibetan dog breed. Originating with the ancient nomadic cultures of China, Nepal and Tibet, its use by local tribes of Himachal Pradesh was to protect sheep from predators. Tibetan Mastiff is one the largest and most protective breeds in the world. These dogs can be as tall as 33 inches and reach up to a whopping 160 pounds. The price for certain breeds is up to $7,000!
SamoyedThe Samoyed is a breed of dog that takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding, and to pull sleds when they moved. These dogs are playful competitive, strong and alert. Expect to pay upwards to $8,000-$10,000 for a Samoyed.
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