Dog Breeds: Detailed Reviews Of Purebred And Mixed Breed Dogs
Hairy Mountain Dog (HMMD)
The Hairy Mountain Dog is one of the most popular dog breeds. They are known for their thick fur, which gives them a very warm feeling when they feel cold.
Their hairiness comes from their undercoat, which is made up of several layers of short hairs called eumelanin. These hairs have been found to contain chemicals that cause skin cancer.
HMMDs are not only furry, but also extremely strong and sturdy animals. They are known for being able to carry heavy loads with ease, although they may become too heavy if they do so frequently.
They are considered to be loyal companions and good watchdogs due to their loyalty towards humans and other HMMDs. However, like all dogs, HMMDs can get bored easily and need lots of exercise.
They are usually friendly with children, but they tend to be protective of them. They will bark at strangers and attack anything that looks dangerous.
If left alone, they are quite contented with a sedentary lifestyle.
Some of the advantages of owning a Hairy Mountain Dog include:
Their long coat provides warmth and protection against the cold winter weather.
Their size makes them easy to handle and train.
They can carry heavy loads without too much trouble.
They are relatively healthy animals and don’t usually get sick.
The disadvantages of owning a Hairy Mountain Dog include:
It takes a long time for their coats to shed off. This can cause hair to be scattered all over the house.
The thick coat causes them to overheat very easily. They must stay out of hot environments for too long.
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