Five Rare Dog Breeds Protected by Trustee States
The breeds of dogs, declared the national treasure of the state, in the whole world are not more than two dozen. These animals are exported from their home country with great reluctance, but more often banned for export at all.
Akita Inu is considered one of the 14 most ancient breeds in the world. Great hunters, these small but energetic dogs were capable of driving a tall boar, an adult deer and even a bear. In the middle of the 19th century, in order to preserve the breed, the participation of Akita Inu in hunting and dog fighting was prohibited. Today, a dog is considered a very significant gift from the wealthy Japanese – not ashamed to hand such a gift even to the president of another country. Vladimir Putin has already received a gift, in return, promising to send a Japanese official a Siberian cat. Since the export of dogs from the country is prohibited, then it will most likely have to be bought in the USA: namely, there are kennels for the breeding of this breed most in the world. True, cynological organizations in Japan do not recognize the pedigrees of all American nurseries.
This fighting and guard dog was created specifically for participation in dog fights in the early 20th century and had to fight according to the rules of sumo. Among some of them – to fight to the death silently. In this case, the winner of the battle is the dog that knocked the opponent down and pressed him to the ring with any part of her body. The winner of the TOS competition still receives a robe for her specially embroidered with a painted apron and bright cords, as well as a hemp wreath. It is Tosa that local wealthy citizens and yakuza recruit as bodyguards. In addition to Japan, a few livestock breed is in Korea, Hawaii and the United States. The first Tosa was brought to Russia in 1993, and since then the breed has gone for promotion.
Until our time, these dogs, driving herds, apply an ancient innate strategy: when approaching moving objects (including a car), the flock silently crumbles up with a chain, and then rushes rapidly towards the object. It is curious that if at one time this breed had not been exported to the United States before the ban on its export, then perhaps it would have remained little known. The first kangal so fascinated the Americans that they soon created a club of fans of this breed and brought a couple more dogs. A dog that has been guarding herds for several millennia has been especially careful to watch over the Turkish government. Its official recognition is confirmed not only by documents, the kang is depicted on the national currency and postage stamps.
For a long time, this hunting breed was spread only on Qindo Island: for many years it did not have a land connection with the Korean peninsula, which helped keep the breed “clean”. A dog is valued for loyalty, although the fact that it always remembers the first owner makes it difficult to transfer it to other hands. There is a case when in 1993, chindotke, sold to the city for 260 km, returned to the island six months later. Military men paid attention to the noble qualities of the dog, and today it is used for official purposes. A curious detail: on the island of Chindo, the export of puppies is not only restricted, but the importation of dogs of another breed is also prohibited. Registration, breeding and purchasing puppies are strictly controlled by a special service.
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These sharp-eared Italian sand-colored dogs are the pride of Italy, not the official property, but they are reluctant to sell the breed abroad. Initially, the “Sicilian greyhounds” were raised to hunt a hare, but today they perform a decorative function. It’s almost impossible to take them out: a few years ago, two individuals came to Moscow after two tiresome negotiations. Today there are eight of them in Russia.