For humans, dogs have never been just animals. Amongst all animals that share this world with us, these amazingly adorable creatures have always been the best companions. With their faithfulness, loyalty, and unconditional love. They are truly man’s best friend!
You can be certainly proud of your guard dog who seems to be on duty all the time. However, you should also know that there is a good reason hiding in the genes descending from his ancient ancestors, the ones whom bred by our great grandfathers back in the old days. This awesome companion proved it crystal clear throughout man’s history, “they love to work incredibly hard to help us humans”, and in return, all what they asked for was love and respect. During those days, too many dogs were bred for certain purposes, which they did really professional! Until today, many dogs still help man. What an incredible gift from Lord!
What makes sense is that dogs are like humans, they pursue the feeling of satisfaction and happiness of being useful for close ones. Deep down in their hearts, they love doing all their efforts to please us!
Scroll through the below list to learn more about the favorite doggie professions, and tell us in comments if you have a career-oriented dog in your life!
1. Sled Teamster
Nowadays, breeds that still work as sled dogs are huskies and malamutes. These two are the first working breeds in history, from the time when they were looking like wolves much more. These dogs had been hard workers for humans helping them travel across the icy lands in the extreme cold weather in far north Russia, Greenland, and Magnolia.
2. Temple Guardian
While Lhasa apso dogs look too fluffy and friendly to think of them as good guard dogs, they were doing great work protecting the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet! This breed was raised to guard the interiors, while Tibetan mastiffs were used to stand guarding from outside. It seems true that “appearance can be deceiving!”
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Despite of the bad reputation that pit bulls have today, which is so far from true actually, they were well known to be very loving and caring animals. Together with the Newfoundland giant breed; these two breeds were used to take care of babies during the Victorian times!
4. Alpine Rescuer
The Saint Bernard breed has always been the standard for working dogs through history. These Swiss mountain pooches are big and strong. Therefore, they were used for rescue work to save people trapped after mountain disasters. They were usually carrying little barrels around their necks that contain brandy to help warm up trapped people suffering from hypothermia. Until today, they are sketched with these barrels as a distinguishing mark!
5. Sheep Herder
Sometimes, your pup might show some instinct of herding when you go together on walks, trying to keep you of the road for your safety! This herding instinct descends from the very first days of dog ancestors working with humans in farms keeping an eye for the sheep and cattle.
Today, still many dog breeds work in farms, such as English sheepdog and border collie.
6. Officer Of The Law
While German shepherds and Belgian Malinois were also stuck for years with the farm sheep herding work, they are the best-known ideal dog breeds for military and police work. They have the skills required for these law enforcement jobs. Moreover, they became famous doing great work, using their abilities to track criminals, and sniff out bombs and drugs.
There nothing a Newfoundland dog loves more than splashing around at the beach. There is no wonder that even a kid can give them a bath. In addition, they are very skilled with fishing, just like other water dogs like poodles and Labradors.
Newfies have waterproof coats, and they can use their webbed feet to pull the heavy nets out of water. That is why they were bred to fish, helping fishers retrieving the daily catch!
8. Gourmet Forager
It is well-known fact about dogs that they have a super sense of smell. They can detect almost anything by their nose, even the earthy scent of coveted truffle fungus, which is used as a key ingredient at five-star restaurants!
Lagotto romagnolo is an Italian pooch who was trained from a very early age to track down this fungus, which worth hundreds of thousands of dollars!
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Via Little Things