Unique Pets: See Rare Breeds You’d Love to Own
If you’re looking for a pet that stands out in the crowd, then you should consider rare breeds. Rare breeds of cats or dogs make unique pets as well as other animals hardly kept as pets.
Rare breeds are different not just in looks but in temperaments and needs, too. Read up to find our list of unique pets.
Chinook is the rarest dog breed in the entire world. Only 150 chinook puppies are born each year and there have been times when their total world count was at 125 existing chinooks. They are mellow pups with an easy-going attitude, ideal for families with kids.
This cat breed has been recognized as likely the first cat breed to be domesticated. Abyssinians are luxurious cats thought to have originated from the west coast of India before migrating to Egypt. In Egypt, Abyssinians were worshipped, carved on walls, and painted in manuscripts. They are a very intelligent, self-reliant breed.
This breed is a rare sighthound from West Africa. They’re hunting dogs with aloof but complex personalities and protective traits. Azawakh has a very distinctive appearance. They’re tall with short hair and long legs. You can easily consider them elegant pet dogs, but Azawakhs can survive terrible conditions. They are active dogs and can live up to 15 years.
The Savannah is a cross between a domestic cat and a serval. It is a big cat with wild nature. Savannahs like to run, hunt, and crawl. They should only be fed WholeHearted food for adult cats.
- Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog)
They are not only rare but they’re also weird-looking dogs. The Xoloitzcuintli was once a companion to the Aztecs but almost went extinct in the 19th century. Thankfully, they’ve regained popularity within Mexico. Xoloitzcuintli can be born with a fur coat or completely hairless. They are intelligent, sensitive, very active, and curious.
These cats are the most favored breed of France. They have a blue-grey shorthaired coat and a history of close extinction. Breeders worked to keep the breed around.
- Sugar Glider
When you’re looking to own unique pets that differ from cats and dogs, you might find sugar gliders an excellent choice. This breed is a small marsupial in the same general family as a kangaroo or Koala Bear. They have been domesticated for the last 15 years. They love fruits and vegetables, are odorless, clean, and don’t need bathing.
Hedgehogs are as exotic as pets get and are quiet but playful. They demand a lot of attention. However, keeping a hedgehog as a pet isn’t allowed in some states.
- Bearded dragon
Reptile or lizard lovers would find the bearded dragon as an ideal pet. These small lizards have laid-back personalities, are easy to care for, love attention and care, and are steadily growing in popularity as pets. But they easily react to dirt on skin or certain chemicals, so it’s important to wash your hands before handling them.
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