Dog lovers know that any breed with the term “Mastiff” in it is going to be huge. Mastiff = massive! Tibetan Mastiffs are seen as a status symbol in China and often used as guard dogs by royals and other people of power.
One woman reportedly spent upwards of four million yuan (about $590,000) to buy a purebred puppy. Now not many breeds can say that about themselves.
Thai Ridgebacks have a unique ridge of hair that grows in the opposite direction as the rest of his fur and will often stand up when they’re excited or on edge.
Smart and agile, they’re best for those who have experience with raising dogs, because if properly trained, they make excellent, loving pets.
This mop, sorry, dog, has probably the longest, thickest coat of any on our list. This is thanks to them hailing from harsh climates in the mountains all the way from Persia to the Italian Alps. Thier fur is so thick that it mats a little too easily.
Amazingly, these highly intelligent and loving "hippie" sheepdogs don’t actually shed that much!
This fluffy, adorable breed is the only one that Iceland can claim as their own to date. Their ancestors were known all the way back to the 800s, when they were used to help with herding and guarding animals like sheep, cattle, and horses.
Playful and loving, they make terrific family dogs, and they get along with everyone.
American Pit Bull Terrier
These big babies have seemed to have gotten a bad reputation around the U.S, due to them being used in dog fighting a lot over the years.
However, like any breed, they’re conditioned to act a certain way, and without the cruelty of people who force them into aggression, Pit Bulls are loyal, silly, sweet, and loving dogs that make wonderful companions.