Dogs are truly humans’ best friends. The world of dog breeds is as diverse as it is adorable. They come in all types of shapes, sizes, hair type and most uniquely, colour.
Today, we caninophiles here at DogBreedo sit to explore some of the interesting White Dog Breeds that you might’ve been considering getting home.
A member of the Spitz family, like some other breeds showcased on this list, the Samoyed stands at about 50 to 50 cm and weighs around 23 to 30 kilos, depending on gender. Famously known for its coat that comes almost exclusively in pure white, this characteristic is quite fitting towards its status as an artic dog. The Samoyed’s Smile or more commonly known as “Sami’s Smile” is another one of this breed’s quirks, along with a bushy tail and fox-like visage.
The Sami, as a breed, are graceful, happy and affectionate. To maintain its glorious coat, you would need to have a steady routine of grooming and an appropriate diet.
2. Indian Spitz
Not to be confused with the Pomeranian, the Indian Spitz is its own breed. A medium sized dog, the breed stands at a height of 35 to 45 cm and weighs 5 to 20 kg, depending on gender and age. Its main characteristic is the snow white soft double coat it features. That’s also accompanied by a feathery tail, thin muzzle and pointy fox-like ears.
The Indian Spitz is devoted, smart and will make a great family pet. These pooches are also known to be quite energetic and great watchdogs.
Truly a royal canine, this Indian breed stands at a height of about 60-65 cm in size and weighs 25-30 kg for males. Whereas the females are about 55-60cm in size and weigh about 20-25 kg. The Rajapalayam has a lean muscular frame, long thin tail and little pink nose. It comes almost exclusively in a milky white short haired coat, as this was deemed the most desirable to breeders throughout Indian history.
This breed is quite aloof in nature. It is more fitted for an individual and requires proper socialization as well as training to adapt to various surroundings and individuals.
4. Shih Tzu
A canine with Tibetan roots, the Shih Tzu is an ancient breed rumoured to be once the pet of the Dalai Lama. This little fur ball stands at a height of 20 to 28 cm and weighs about 4 to 7.2 kg. The Shih Tzu has a mostly white fluffy coat, but also in a mixture of creams, grey and browns. This is accompanied by two floppy ears, a short snout and an adorable little tail.
This breed is playful, active and cuddly. But don’t let their cuteness fool you, they can easily run the show with their barking or bad behaviour when stressed out or bored.
5. Bully Kutta
Another breed from the Indian subcontinent, like the Rajapalayam, the Bully Kutta is a force to be reckoned with. Standing at a height of 71 to 89 cm and weighing around 70 to 90 kg depending on gender and age. The breed has a large muscular structure with two floppy ears, thin long tail and a broad head, with a short haired coat predominantly in white.
The Bully Kutta is alert, aggressive and impressive. It will make an amazing guard dog, that’s for sure. Through appropriate socialization and training, the breed will make an excellent companion.
As fashionable as ever, you can’t find a breed as iconic as this. Standing at a height of 45 to 60 cm and weighing around 40 to 50 kg, your standard poodle is the epitome of sophistication and grace. With a curly coat coming in a crisp white, black, brow and even grey accompanied by floppy ears and thin snout.
This breed is fun, energetic and easy going. Although, keep in mind that Poodles do require regular exercise, grooming and a nutritious diet.
7. Gull Dong
Another breed hailing from India, the Gull Dong also shares its origin with their neighbour, Pakistan. Standing at a height of 46 to 56 cm and weighing around 20 to 39 kg, depending on gender and age. This Gull Dog boasts of a sturdy frame, two pointy or in some instances floppy ears and a thin short haired coat, majority of the time in a snow white.
The Gull Dong has been described to be fierce, intelligent and fast. Being a hunting and working dog, the breed will make a good guardian, but requires a good amount of socialization and training to nurture these qualities.
This canine of the toy group has had a monumental rise to fame, being seen practically everywhere. The Maltese stands at a height of 20 to 25 cm and weighs about 3 to 4 kg. Coming almost exclusively in white, it is really an angelic breed, with their tiny tail, ears and cute button nose.
The Maltese is docile, friendly and a loyal companion. Due to its size, this breed will make a good pet for those who stay in an apartment. Like most dogs with luscious coats, the Maltese requires regular grooming, brushing and bathing to keep them looking stylish as ever.