The huge English hunting breed Otterhound is friendly and noisy. As its name implies, the breed was created for otter hunting. Its rough, double coat and webbed feet distinguish it from other hounds because its quarry was located on land and in water.
Bergamascos are uncommon breeds with distinctive coats. Its felted appearance comes from three types of hair weaving together. Ancient Bergamasco sheepdogs were born in Persia's harsh mountain conditions and protected by their coats.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a popular guard from Poland. It is small, alert, and flexible. The letters "PON" stand for the Polish name for their breed, Polski Owczarek Nizinny.
The Skye Terrier is smart, brave, and friendly. Graceful and agile, this terrier is robust and elegant. Despite being headstrong, the breed is family-oriented. They are stronger than they look, bred to chase foxes on Scotland's Isle of Skye.
On Spain's Balearic Islands' rocky shores, the Ibizan Hound was bred as a rabbit courser since ancient times. Art history students will identify the elongated skull with huge upright ears as an old Egyptian theme.
An old athletic hunter, the Cirneco dell'Etna is a sleek Sicilian coursing hound that sprints. Cirnechi are loyal, gentle, and low-maintenance pets. Fads and fancies have barely affected these vintage dogs in the 21st century.