The Borzoi, also known as the Russian Wolfhound, was bred for hunting wolves. It’s been around since the 16th century and has a very strong and fast structure. Can this be your next pet?
Like most sighthounds, the Borzoi are very sensitive dogs. They are loyal to the herd and get very suspicious around strangers. They are known for barking quite a lot and are perfect watchdogs. So if you live on a farm or have a flock to secure, this one might be for you.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon: $2,000
If you want a dog that sheds very little hair, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will be best for you. It is intelligent, eager, and obedient to its owners. Now, although they shed very little, they are not suited to live in an apartment.
They are super good with kids, and as far as they are considered, they can play around all day. They are medium-sized and, at their prime, will weigh around 27 kg.
Great Pyrenees: $2,500
The Great Pyrenees is a large and powerful working dog that was bred to deter wolves up in the high Pyrenees mountains. It is very intelligent and can become bored very easily, so first-class entertainment is required.
The Great Pyrenees will adapt easily to any new environment and will be a wonderful companion to your children, however, it will require many hours of grooming and outings.
Although they don't look it, the Shar-Peis are excellent as guard dogs. They bring with them a peaceful and caring nature which makes them a loving four-legged companion for some. Now, although they love their owners, they are not very fond of other dogs around them.
Do they bark very often? No. Are they good with small children and unexpected behavior? No. Do they need plenty of exercise? No. Do they require a lot of grooming? No. Sounds perfect for us.
The Briard has often been described as "a heart wrapped in fur." They are full of joy and loyal and shine up any household. They have a long wavy coat and which might require bringing out the vacuum cleaner more often than you would like to.
The Briard is perfect. It barks only to alert you it is a couch potato, so once it's been out, your job for the day is done.