The Lhasa Apso of Tibet was a special breed that couldn’t be purchased because it was rarely sold.
Instead, these dogs were given as prized gifts.
Thankfully, the breed is much easier to come across today. But if you do get a Lhasa, make sure to treat him with the utmost respect:
For according to Tibetan Buddhists, dogs are the step just prior to…Read More
If you’re looking for a small, naked pup, then the Chinese Crested might be your pooch.
These dogs are the smallest of the hairless breeds and make excellent snuggle buddies.
In fact, they’re believed to have been bred specifically to keep bedridden people company!
So they’re the perfect companion if you like lounging around.
Plus, the breed is rumored to have healing powers. So that’s pretty cool, too, just in case you do happen to get a cold.Read More
Do you know what a Cairn Terrier is?
Chances are you may not. The breed isn’t super well known by name.
So let’s try something else. You know Toto from The Wizard of Oz? Well, that’s a Cairn! He was the spunky, fearless, mischievous little dog that belonged to Dorothy.
And after seeing that timeless little canine, you might just want a Toto of your very own.
But remember: happy, lively, and cute though he was, Toto was a terrier. And you know what that means…Toto the Cairn Terrier was actually Toto the Cairn Terror.Read More
Do you like cats?
If not, then beware the Basenji. He may look like a dog, but truth be told–he’s actually part kitty. And he flaunts his feline side shamelessly.
In fact, he’s got so much cat in him that this crazy breed refuses to bark! Yep, that’s right, he’s barkless.
But don’t get too excited: he’s not silent. The Basenji has his own unique ways of making himself heard. Ways that are loud and clear…Read More
The Border Terrier is right on the border between tough and affectionate.
He’s a pup that means business when it comes to hunting and chasing small animals. But at home, he’s good-tempered and loving.
In fact, he’s not as terrier-like as you might think. Unlike most terriers that were bred to work alone, the Border has a different backstory that makes him a bit unique.Read More
Are you a Star Wars fan?
Did you just die of adorableness the first time you saw an Ewok? I know I sure did.
Unfortunately those big, mystical teddy bears don’t actually exist. (Thank you, fantasy.) But the little creature that inspired them is alive and well in the real world! Yep, you guessed it:
The Brussels Griffon was George Lucas’ inspiration for Ewoks.
And rightly so. The Brussels Griffon is a rather rare breed that could use some more recognition. He’s a tiny toy dog with a huge heart for snuggles and affection.Read More