Dogs With Curly Tails

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Shiba Inu

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Shiba Inu is a small hunting dog from Japan. They come from a spitz origin, which gives them thick coats and curly tails. They are an individual breed and are often characterized as cat-like by their owners. Like Basenji, Shiba Inu is known to be an ancient breed, with a genetic background that predates most of our modern dogs.

Pug

They come in three colours: silver or apricot-fawn with a black face mask, or black. The wide round head, the large, shimmering eyes, and the wrinkled brow give Pugs a variety of human-like expressions—surprise, pleasure, curiosity—that have enchanted owners for centuries.

Pug owners claim that their breed is the perfect house dog. Pugs are happy in town or country, with children or old people, as a pet or in a pack.

They enjoy their food, and care must be taken to keep them in check. They do their best in warm climates—not too hot, not too cold—but, with proper treatment, Pugs can live in any climate.

Basenji

If you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t make a lot of noise, that’s the breed for you. Basenji is an ancient African breed and has been bred for hunting. They’ve got a beautiful short coat, a muscular body, and a curled tail.

Basenjis are highly active and require daily exercise and physical activity. They are escape artists, and they have a deep urge to escape the house and explore the world. Basenjis are sweet and affectionate dogs and have close relations with their owners. They’re neat freaks and keep their coats and paws clean, just like cats.

Finnish Spitz

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Finnish Spitz is a medium-sized dog and was originally bred to hunt a variety of small and large game. 

This breed sounds off more often than others and is a considered “talkative” companion. Finnish Spitz is the national dog of Finland. They have a square build, double-coat, and a fox-like look. 

Finnish Spitz dogs are among the most friendly dog breeds. They are affectionate, playful and prove to be wonderful companions. These dogs have non-aggressive nature and are incredibly loving when they are around kids. If you already have another pet dog, the Finnish Spitz can be a great choice as he tends to be friendly with other animals.

Schipperke

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Schipperke dogs are small in size but large in character. They are very faithful and courageous and are always willing to protect their families. Schipperkes are affectionate and playful and with their human companions can form solid-bonds.

Schipperkes are known for their beauty and their personality is mischievous. This dog is only available in basic black and is double-coated. They come from a Belgian black sheepdog known as Leauvenaar.

The Schipperke is a smart and stubborn breed, making it difficult to treat them. The curious and alert dog is a famous escape artist, too.

Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund is truly an all-purpose breed. The breed was used as a farm and herding dog, a watch dog, and a nanny dog. The ancestors of today’s Buhund were buried alongside the Vikings so that they could continue to care for their people after their death.

Samoyed

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Samoyeds were bred for hunting, hauling sleds, and herd reindeer. The working dog originated in the coldest regions of Siberia and was closely associated with the Samoyedes. Samoyeds are pack dogs, very friendly and good-natured. They thrive on human companionship and love to be part of household activity.

Sammies have a large double coat and are heavy shedders. They’re not brush-and-go puppies, and they need a lot of grooming. Samoyeds are smart and quick learners, making them moderately easy to train. They have a strong prey drive and need a lot of physical activity to remain safe and happy.

Pomeranian

The miniature foxy-faced spitz dog is a cute, family-friendly dog. The lively little dog is sensitive, intelligent, and expressive. Poms are at their best while the owners are present, and if left alone for a long time, they can be noisy and destructive.

They have a good propensity to bark and make great watchdogs. You need to teach them in order to avoid the constant barking. Poms are descendants of larger sled dogs and have been used for hunting and herding.

Akita Inu

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Akita Inus are strong and large-sized dogs with a temperament of brave, courageous, and wilful. They’re bred for hunting, guarding, and herding. In Japanese culture, akitas have a strong presence and symbolise good health, happiness, and longevity. They are very loyal and dedicated companions and are renowned for their unprecedented loyalty.

The Akita Inu is a breed that is double-coated. The outer coat, while the undercoat is soft and dense, is harsh and straight. The Akitas have a 10 to 12-year life expectancy. Regular exercise to avoid health problems should be given to these dogs. 

Akita Inu are playful dogs who crave physical and mental difficulties. 

This is an intelligent breed that loves their human companion’s company. This breed requires a great deal of attention and does best when kept close to a human companion.

Chow Chow

Another ancient race, the Chow Chow, has been part of Chinese culture for hundreds of years. These fluffy, curly-tailed dogs are both unique and primitive. They were used as general-purpose dogs—hunting, herding, sledging, and protecting. They are independent and loyal, often violent with other animals, but affectionate with their humans.

Keeshond

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Keeshonds are medium-sized spitz dogs with a robust and compact body. These dogs are famous for their distinctive “spectacles” on the foxi face. The fabulous looking dog has a dense double coat and needs regular grooming. They’re heavy seasonal sheds.

Keeshonds are friendly, affectionate dogs. They can make a wonderful active playmate for kids and get along with other pets. These highly sensitive dogs are eager for human companionship and have a low tolerance for being alone.

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound has a wolf-like face and was originally used for hunting moose and other big game. These hunting dogs are highly energetic and smart and must be kept physically and mentally busy to keep them happy and healthy. The Norwegian Elkhounds are friendly and affectionate dogs and shower the whole family with love and loyalty.

They have a dense silver-grey double coat and usually blow out their coat two or three times a year. They’re independent thinkers with a sly sense of humor. They are difficult to train because of their independent personality.

American Eskimo Dog

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American Eskimo is a striking canine with a brain-and-beauty package. They are members of the Spitz family and were originally used as herders, farm guards and hunting dogs. They’re very easy to train, and they’re very popular with traveling circuses.

American Eskimos come in three sizes, including dolls, miniatures, and regular. They’ve got a fox-like mask and an outward bent tail. The white fluffy dog is very affectionate, polite and playful. They are smart, energetic and wise, and they need a lot of attention from their owners. American Eskimos are heavy sheds that need daily grooming to avoid mating.

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is well known for its sledding and hauling work. They are big strong dogs who need a job to do and are often not recommended to the inexperienced owner. That said, they’re quiet, incredibly social, and they enjoy spending time with their families.

Swedish Vallhund

The long and low Swedish Vallhund, Viking Dog of ancient legend, is a smart and sociable herder of thick coat and boundless energy. These rugged cattle dogs are known for their lifelike zest, unusual vocalizations, and cheerful disposition.

With their dense sand coat, solid construction, and overall no-frills look, the Vallhunds are a timeless breed, as relaxed in the suburban backyard as they were on Viking’s prow 1,200 years ago. These lively herders are constructed long and low to the ground—not as exaggerated as their distant relatives, the corgis, but the idea is the same: their construction makes it easier to nip at the heels of the cattle and avoid kicks to the head.

Balance, strength, and smooth movement are the hallmarks.

German Spitz

The German Spitz is one of the oldest breeds of dogs from Europe. Attentive, energetic, and loyal, these pups have some of the best characteristics of any dog breed around them.

German Spitzes have a variety of other names, such as Spitz, Spitz Mittelspitz and Deutscher Spitz.

These cute pooches can make perfect apartment dogs due to their small size and are ideal for any form of household or family, even though they appear to be yappy. If you want an enthusiastic “firecracker” dog who will keep you on your toes, alert you to any possible threats, and love you unconditionally, this might be the right dog for you!

Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz is an intelligent and alert breed, known for its great heart. They are small in size but incredibly brave and brave. With a high level of intelligence and concentration, Japanese Spitz is quite easy to train. 

They have a beautiful white coat with relatively low necessities of grooming.

They are brave, smart, and very affectionate dogs that interact well with human companions. They’re also getting along well with children and other pets.

Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog, known as Karjalankarhukoira in the native Finland of the breed, is a powerful, alert and fearless breed capable of hunting or breeding small-to-large game—including aggressive game such as bears, lynxes, wild boars, wolves and elks. Its the ten most common dog breeds in Finland, where people consider them a national treasure.

Eurasier

The Eurasier is a medium-sized breed of Spitz-type dogs that originated in Germany for the first time. These dogs are considered to be very clever, loyal, and even-tempered.

Eurasiers may have several other names, such as Eurasian, Eurasian Spitz, Eurasian dog, and also the funny, Wolf-Chow.

Tibetan Mastiff

This still-primitive Tibetan mastiff dog breed was created in Tibet centuries ago. Originally used as guard dogs for livestock and land, Tibetan mastiffs can still be seen performing this function, but they also enjoy life as family companions and show dogs.

Despite their huge, imposing size, these pups are great softies when it comes to their human families. They maintain their guardian spirit, however so outsiders must be vigilant, and the introductions of trustworthy humans go a long way.