Curly haired dogs have become one of the most popular breeds of dogs around the world and recently, a lot of Nigerians including the big girls are so crazy about these curly little pets that they can go as far as spending a fortune to acquire them. Although, these kinds of dog are different from the local breeds that you can find in Yoruba land or any other part of Nigeria for that matter, yet a lot of people feel more comfortable and are more attracted to these gorgeous curls…who wouldn’t?
Why are curly haired dogs the way they are?
I guess this is a question that most dog owners often have at the back of their mind especially, the lovers of curly haired dogs. The simple answer to that is “Genetics”. Yes, you heard me right! Strange as this may be, the research proves this
According to Animal Genetics, UK. The causes of these cute curls is a result of genetic anomaly, but little did Nigerians who got crazy possessing these curly haired dogs know about these, otherwise, they would have love to reproduce these phenomenon in different dog breeds by mating dogs that are carriers of these curly hair gene mutation (The KRT71 Gene).
So, here is our list of Top five curly haired dog breeds Nigerians are so crazy to buy
1. Curly Haired Dogs – Bichon Frise
The main cute reasons why most Nigerians, especially the rich Lagosians who love canine are so crazy about this dog is the fact that it is so homely. Bichon Frise is one dog that can brighten your day with its free spirit and they often get disturbed when they are left by themselves for too long. Their curly hair is so curly that it demands constant grooming and brushing to make it look beautiful. Bichon Frise is one of the most over confident dog among the dog we have seen.
2. Curly Haired Dogs – Airedale Terrier
Among Nigerians favorites is this famous, brave and intelligent dog called Airdale. It is known for its unilateral decision-making nature and its high preying nature. It is a desired dog for many Nigerians who preferred ferocious dogs for security reasons and when you posses Airdale for this purpose, you had better curb its bad habbits with great trainings from the start. Once a proper training is given, then Airdale will show you it is an excellent companion.
3. Curly Haired Dogs – Curly-Coated Retriever
This little hunting dog made our favorites list of top five dogs that have curls because of two special traits it possesses. One, it has this hunting tendency and you taking just one look at it, you will find out that it is probably the best thing it enjoys doing. When this cute dog is not hunting, it likes to play around with kids in the house, and that is most rich Nigerians who can afford it often get it as it happens to be an excellent companion around kids in the family.
4. Curly Haired Dogs – Labradoodle
Just like its name implies, this is a cross breed between Labrador and Poodle. It is one of the many cross breeds of the species of curly haired pets. Labradoodle has social nature. It plays with kids in the house and great with other members of dog family. Among the reasons why Nigerians love this curly canine is the fact that this dog breed like routine, especially sport related routine, so they never get tired.
5. Curly Haired Dogs – Bedlington Terrier
This list of top 5 curly haired dogs Nigerians are crazy to buy will never be complete without mentioning the North Eastern London originated pet called Bedlington Terrier. Bedlington Terrier are cute looking curly haired dogs which are often mistaken or small sheep. They also like hunting and are well known for their companionship and free playing nature.