There are dogs that always cling to their owners. There are also breeds of dogs that are emotionally attached to their owners, but do not need to be near their owner at all times and can be alone without developing separation anxiety. Here are 10 most independent dog breeds.
#1 – Akita
The Akita is a large breed of ancient dog originating from the mountainous regions of northern Japan, famous for its profoundly loyal and courageous. The Akita is a large, strong, independent and dominant dog. However, the Akita is a dog that needs good social and training so that it can accept strangers and not be aggressive.
#2 – Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog native to Afghanistan. They are an ancient breed with a regal appearance. The Afghan Hound has long and silky coat, very low shedding and is considered hypoallergenic. The Afghan Hound is also an intelligent, loyal and devoted companion. However, they have a relatively slow “obedience intelligence”. The Afghan Hound is a great choice for people who suffer from allergies but prefer a big and charming dog
#3 – Chow Chow
The Chow Chow is an aristocratic dog of Asia, with a look with ruffled fur around the head and neck that makes them look like a lion. The Chow Chow Chow is a dog who likes to be clean, is also quite as fastidious as a cat, and is also easy to destroy furniture, sometimes proved aggressive if not trained. Well-trained Chow Chow will not be fierce or confusing, they are always solemn, and loyal to their relatives, but they are also aloof from strangers. The Chow Chow is a dog that is adaptable and does not need much exercise.
#4 – Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a large working dog originating from United States (Alaska). Previously this breed was bred for use as sled dogs in cold places because they have strength, endurance and adaptation to the cold. The Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate, intelligence, loyal, Independence and playful dog.
#5 – Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu is a small-to-medium hunting dog originating from Japan. The Shiba Inu is compact with well-developed muscles and double coated, with the outer coat being stiff and straight and the undercoat soft and thick. The Shiba Inu can move quickly with nimble, elastic steps. The Shiba Inu is described by the Japanese as a dog with a spirited boldness and fiercely proud with a good nature and a feeling of artlessness. The Shiba Inu is alert, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers. The Shiba Inu tends to become emotionally attached to a single human. The Shiba Inu also often chews things when they’re bored, and sometimes they chew everything because they can do it.
#6 – Cairn Terrier
The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands. Previously, this breed was used to hunt foxes or other small prey between the cairns in the Scottish highlands. The Cairn Terrier has a harsh weather-resistant outer coat that can be black, cream, wheaten, red, sandy, gray, or brindled in any of these colors. And a notable characteristic of Cairns is that brindled Cairns frequently change colour throughout their lifetimes. The Cairn Terrier is loyalty, cheerful, alert, independent dog and with lots of close family contact.
#7 – Basenji
The Basenji is a small hunting breed, native to Democratic Republic of the Congo. Basenji does not bark, they express their feelings by an odd sound described as something between a chortle and a yodel. And because of that Basenji is also known by the other name “African barkless dog”. The Basenji is an intelligent, energetic dog, alert, quite reserved with strangers, and may not get along with non-canine pets. They also don’t need too much affection from their owners, making them suitable for people who want to have a dog friend but value their personal space.
#8 – Scottish Terrier
The Scottish Terrier is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland. They have short legs and a compact appearance. The Scottish Terrier is characterized by a longer coat on the beard, legs and lower body may be slightly softer than the body coat but should not be or appear fluffy. The Scottish Terrier is an intelligent, playful, confident, independent, alert dog.
#9 – Greyhound
The Greyhound is a hunting dog, but they are extremely gentle, sweet, obedient, independent in spirit and they exude an aristocratic look. Greyhound is famous for the fastest running ability in the dog world (45 Miles Per Hour) and they are also dogs that often have long sleeps. They have sweet, sensitive souls suitable for introverts.
#10 – Shar-Pei
The Chinese Shar-Pei is a medium-sized dog originating from China. The Shar-Pei has a wrinkled appearance, which makes them look cute. However, they are an independent and tenacious dog, and are always ready to fight threats. Chinese Shar-Pei rarely bark, they only bark when playing, or alert to the danger.