If someone combined a lamb, a Bull Terrier and a Standard Poodle and, it would look like the Bedlington Terrier. These medium-sized pups typically live 11-16 years and weigh about 17-23 pounds. Historically, they were known as otter hunters and rabbit coursers, as well as race dogs. They were known favorites of both miners and gypsies.
This rare breed has six toes on each paw! The Norwegian Lundehund, also called the Norwegian Puffin Dog for its impeccable ability to hunt puffins, is on the smaller side of the doggy scale, weighing in at 13-15 pounds, typically. They have pricked ears that they can fold forward or backward to practically seal their ears shut, and their head can bend all the way back to their spine. These dogs are truly extraordinary!
The Norwegian Lundehund's neighbor to the east is the also rare Swedish Vallhund. These pups look like a mix between a German Shepherd and a Corgi, with multi-colored coats and a stocky stature. Though the Swedish Vallhund is full of energy, they also make excellent cuddlers. Not recognized by the AKC until 2007, the club described them as "a big dog in a small body."
The Chinook's unique name is Inuit for "warm winter winds." Originally bred for sled racing and drafting, these double-coated and affectionate beauties are the state dog of New Hampshire. The very first of its breed, also named Chinook, was born of a working Husky female and a Mastiff-like male. Nowadays, the typical Chinook is medium-sized, smart and devoted to its family.
Come Visit the Puppies at Petland Overland Park
While you may not necessarily see these rare breeds in our pet store, Petland Overland Park always has lovable, hug-able, snuggle-able puppies just waiting for you to take them home! From Akitas to Yorkies, you never know what you'll find here. So stop on by or give us a call at (913) 498-9814 to learn more about our sweet puppies for sale!