When we think of an animal about to become extinct we may imagine a bear or a whale, but there are also dogs in danger of extinction. We will tell you about some of these races in this article.
Dogs in danger of extinction?
We might think that with so many specimens around the world it is impossible that there are dogs in danger of extinction, but we refer in this case to particular breeds that, because of the cross with others or low birthrate, there are increasingly Less pure copies. These are some examples:
This dog of Norwegian origin is small in size and type Spitz, whose name derives from the prefix ‘Lunde’, which means puffin, and from the suffix ‘hund’, which means dog. The lundehund – photo that opens this article – was developed to hunt birds and their eggs.
One of the characteristics of this dog is that in each leg it has six fingers and has joints in the neck, so it can move its head more than any other dog. Its tail is bent towards the back and the color of the mantle can vary between brown, white and gray.
2. Black and tan coonhound
In translation, the name of this dog could be ‘black and fire raccoon hunter ‘ and is one of the six varieties recognized within the coonhound family. It was developed in the United States – like everyone else – to help capture that small mammal that destroys fields and crops.
The black and tan coonhound is a large hound, with strong bones, good muscles and ahead with a prominent muzzle. As for his temper, he is quite independent, active and gentle.
This is another of the endangered dogs on this list. It is originally from Hungary, small to medium size and known for its mantle with ‘cords’ or ‘dreadlocks’, which are formed from the age of six months.
The puli is a grazing dog, very affectionate, who gets along great with children and is an excellent guardian. It adapts to urban or country life, but in any case, you need intense daily exercise.
4. Rhodesian Crested
It is an elegant and very beautiful dog, known by its name in English (Rhodesian Ridgeback) and has been created in South Africa. Very agile and fast (runs at 65 km / h), this can is used for the house, the company and the guard.
The Rhodesian crest has a short reddish-brown coat and has a kind of ‘crest’ on the back. As for his temperament, he is a loyal, intelligent, stable, strong, protective and patient animal with children.
The last of the endangered dogs on this list is a little more than peculiar. To begin with, its name means ‘pinscher-monkey’ in German, due to its large round and hairy head, and its black and short bristly fur.
The affenpinscher is robust, with erect ears pointed and dominant lower jaw. It measures less than 30 centimeters and weighs just over three kilos: it is intelligent, alert, affectionate and active.
Unfortunately, there are other breeds of endangered dogs that we must review: the Chinese crested, the catamaran, the Peruvian hairless dog, the Bedlington terrier, the Catahoula leopard, the Tibetan mastiff, the mudi, the Xoloitzcuintle, the Thai ridgeback and The otterhounds.