Basenji: Basenjis are often referred to as "barkless dogs" and have a strong hunting instinct. They are known for their independence and aloof behavior.
Shiba Inu: Shiba Inus are one of the smallest and oldest Japanese dog breeds. They are independent, headstrong, and have a strong prey drive.
Afghan Hound: Afghan Hounds are known for their aloof and independent nature. They were originally bred for hunting in mountainous regions.
Chow Chow: Chow Chows are reserved and can be aloof with strangers. They are independent thinkers and often exhibit a cat-like independence.
Rhodesian Ridgeback: Rhodesian Ridgebacks are strong and independent dogs, originally bred for hunting large game in Africa. They can be aloof with strangers but are loyal to their families.
Akita Inu: Akita Inus are loyal to their families but can be aloof and independent with strangers. They were originally bred for guarding and hunting.
Norwegian Elkhound: Norwegian Elkhounds are known for their independence and ability to work at a distance from their handlers. They were used for hunting large game in harsh Scandinavian environments.
Scottish Terrier (Scottie): Scottish Terriers are independent and confident dogs. They are known for their self-sufficiency and tenacity.
Irish Wolfhound: Irish Wolfhounds are one of the gentle giants, but they are also independent and can have an aloof demeanor. They were originally bred for hunting large game.