When you pet a dog, any regular dog fan could easily guess the specie of that dog, as there are just a few common species that almost everyone domesticates. If you want to be unique in the crowd, and leave any dog fan in astonishment as to what specie you are domesticating, here are a few species of dogs, that do make great pets, but have gone out of fashion! And if you are a dog lover, you surely are going to love the company of these special dogs!
01. Sussex Spaniel
Although this dog is much friendly and great in all aspects, but it still has lost is fame since the last few decades. It used to be a great option for a pet, but with the overpowering of other species, this specie started becoming a bane and people started opting for other more useful species. This specie possess qualities of an ideal pet as it is an apartment dog, not asking for much exercise and care. The problem with them is they are not much energetic, and prefer sleeping for the whole day! They don’t do much, just sit and watch their surroundings.
This specie of pet dog is a total contrast to the Sussex Spaniel. They are hyperactive kinds of dogs, which ask for extra attention all the time. They are friendly with their owners, and forget the line between friendly and overfriendly. This kind of dog sure does need a lot of social assurance due to its ferocious nature. When it is not getting much interaction, it shows its creativity with the dead insects, and offer them as gifts to their owners and loved ones. The acceptance of that gift would mark your love for that animal.
Bullmastiffs have yet another sort of issue, which prevents people from domesticating these innocent looking animals. These dogs are very intelligent kinds of dog, having a mind which is not influenced by their fellow beings. Bullmastiff is a short tempered dog, and hence make really good guard dogs. They really need a good training at a younger age of their life, if you want to prevent them from attacking anyone. Inspite of being short tempered, they won’t actually attack and bite an intruder, but instead would just hold the intruder for a duration till which, someone else comes and holds the situation. Another problem with the bullmastiff is that they are very possessive and demand for an overpowering owner. They are not good with other species of dogs, and hence are good if they are your only pet! Bullmastiffs are also prone to drool at times, so keep a mop ready!
04. Saint Bernard
What do we want in a dog? That it should be lovable and loyal with least mess, that is it can be trained to go out for emptying its stomach, or simply doesn’t create a mess in the house! But this type of dog cannot be trained. Whatever amount of training goes into this dog, it still is going to drool all day long. Taking care of this drooling habit becomes difficult for the owners to take care of! These dogs are also very much into their own family, that is they remain indoors with their dog family. Hence, they don’t need much exercise or stuff, but still need a small yard for their playing activities.
05. Alaskan malamute
The looks of this dog are deceiving. They look cute and cuddly types, but you ought to be warned as they are real cons. They are friendly in nature, but are more of a family dog, so they try spending the most of their quality time with their family. Not only this, they have a good tendency to attack, that is if they get angry. These dogs are also tactical and keep on making strategies to escape from the trap. Still, they make great pets, but people don’t prefer such a dog with mixed feelings. They are basically arctic animals, and hence are covered with a thick layer of fur, which protects them from the cold and heat of the nature. They are not at all recommended for an indoor life, as they are active and need a good day’s walk and a large enough yard to play and enjoy!
The above characteristics of these 5 dogs surely do infer that they are not much famous at the moment. They might have enjoyed the delicacy of fame at some point, but surely have lost them now! Another inference that can be observed is that though people don’t prefer getting many of the above mentioned species, but none of them have such a huge flaw, which would restrict them of being great pets. Every dog, somewhere down in their heart, do possess the ability to enjoy human companionship, and hence have the capability of being great pets. Similarly with these dogs, if properly trained, they would also make great pets and would surely make their owners content in one way or the other! Even if they have some negative points in them, still you need to adjust with it. After all, Nobody’s Perfect, and this sure does apply on the animal species.