It’s very rare we see dwarf dog breeds around us. Actually they are not so popular as pets. Due to their amazing body structure they look awkward in that sense. But these dog breeds also have certain individuality like other normal and popular breeds. It is said that these dog breeds mainly emerged from ancient Rome. The Romans used these dog breeds in various purposes. They are created with the same genetic mutation all over the world. And this genetic mutation causes a condition called Achondroplastic Dwarfism which means the long bones of the dogs are shortened. Like these each and every breeds are converted into this condition for some purpose of the humans. Here we are going to know about some of these Dog Breeds.
Famous Dwarf Dog Breeds Around the World
1. Scottish terrier: One of the most iconic dog breeds around the world. They have proved themselves as a good companion of many famous peoples. This breed was mainly bred in late 1800’s to hunt small vermin. Remember they are very tough in nature.
2. Norwich terrier: Both Norwich and Norfolk terriers are popular dwarf dog breeds. They were bred to catch rats and bolt foxes. Separation is made by the ears between these two breeds. Norwich has prickly ears and Norfolk have dropped ears. 3. West Highland white terrier: This is one of the most cute dog breeds in the world. Once they were identified as the same breed as Scottish, Cairn and Skye Terriers. Like others, this breed was also used to dispatch fox and small vermin. 4. Basset Hound: This hound breed looks very amazing because of their droopy nature. The breed weighs about 40-60 pounds on an average and the most amazing thing is that they were named ‘Basset’ from the French word ‘Bas’ which means low thing. They were bred in France to trail rabbits. 5. Dachshund: Dachshund is probably the smallest dog breed in the planet and obviously very cute looking. It is known that this breed emerged from Germany in the Sixteenth Century. The breed is now quite popular and loved by peoples as pet. 6. Pembroke Welsh corgi: Popularly they are also known as the Queen’s Breed as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth fell in love with this breed and made them companion throughout her whole life. But mainly they were used as a cattle drover in 12th century Wales. 7. Lancashire Heeler: Looks almost like a farm dog and yes they are. They were bred for droving cat and as a farm dog. But unfortunately this breed is not recognized by AKC and registered as one of the vulnerable native breed in Britain. 8. Cardigan Welsh corgi: This type of Corgi can be easily identified because of their tail presence. Their cousin breed Pembroke, do not have a tail. They can be seen in various color coats and they were developed as a cattle drover in middle age. 9. Pekingese: It is most ancient breed in the whole list according to their DNA. They were mainly bred keeping in mind of various purposes like resembling a lion and were also treated as a royalty in Chinese Palace. Still today some owners in China treat them as same there were done in ancient age. 10. Havanese: Here comes the national dog of Cuba. At present this dog breed is very rare and almost in a situation of extinction. But still they are seen in various parts of the world as pets due to their cute looks and nature. They are sometimes also found in circuses performing various tricks.