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Most Rare Dog Breeds In The World

Dog varieties like the basset hound and the yellow Lab are well-known examples of popular canine species. Even if you have a soft spot for canines, there are likely some varieties you have never heard of.

The Germans specifically bred these canines as guard dogs. In English, their name signifies "estate guardian." Due to their training difficulties, they are best suited for experienced canine owners.


A lot of mental and bodily activity is necessary for this Italian working breed. These dogs' original purpose was to chase waterfowl, but nowadays they're more well-known for sniffing out truffles.

Lagotto Romagnolo

Acquaint yourself with the Louisiana national dog! The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a hardy breed that is able to survive in Louisiana's woods and marshes; it gets its name from Catahoula Parish, which is located in Louisiana.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, or Dutch Spaniel, is a type of hunting canine native to the Netherlands. If you're looking for a quiet companion dog, this spaniel probably isn't for you because they have so much energy to burn.

Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

One of the hairless dog breeds, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is native to Peru and has been officially recognized as part of the country's cultural heritage.

Peruvian Inca Orchid Dog

This medium-small sheep dog has its roots in Hungary, where it gained a reputation for being full of life and sporting the cutest faces. Despite their reputation for being obedient, they tend to be more outspoken than other breeds.


It is said that cats have nine lives, but the Russian Toy also has quite a few extra lives to spare! These canines came perilously close to extinction not once, but twice, and until the 1990s, they were virtually unheard of outside of their native Russia.

Russian Toy

During World War II, the Dutch Sheepdog came perilously close to extinction. The canines that we know today are descended from the small number of dogs that managed to survive.


The Sloughi is an ancient type of sight-hound that originated in North Africa. They are highly sought after for their hunting prowess and are able to bring down a wide variety of prey including hare, fox, jackal, gazelle, and wild hogs.


One of the world's rarest canine breeds is the Stabyhoun, also known as the Stabij. Their moniker, which means "stand by me," originates from the Frisian forest region of the Netherlands.


Dogs With the Shortest Lifespans