Top 10 rarest dogs breeds in the world

Overall Most Rare Dog Breed in the World: Chinook. Ranked five spots lower than the Cesky Terrier at 190 of 197 breeds, the Chinook is a hard-working breed with above-average intelligence and patience

Rarest Hunting Dog Breed: Spinone Italiano. The Spinone Italiano is an energetic gun dog originally bred for hunting. Today, many spend their time as companion animals

Rare Large Dog Breed: Otterhound. Loud and large with lots of energy, Otterhounds are dogs built for hunting otters. They’re adept swimmers with waterproof coats and webbed feet.

Rare Small Dog Breed: Norwegian Lundehund. Ranked just a few spots from the bottom of the AKC’s most popular list, the Norwegian Lundehund is a small spitz-type dog that somewhat resembles a Chihuahua

Rare Medium Dog Breed: Pumi. The Pumi (in Hungarian, the plural form is pumik) is a medium-small breed of sheep dog from Hungary. 

Rare Mixed Dog Breed: Golden Dox. Golden doxes don't have to be tiny. This breed looks different depending on whether the mix includes a regular dachshund or the mini version of the species.

Cutest Rare Dog Breed: Biewer Terrier. Representing the 197th breed added to the official AKC registry, the Biewer Terrier just became an official AKC breed in 2020. As the newest AKC official breed.

Rarest Dog Breed in the US: English Foxhound. Receiving recognition as the 62nd AKC official breed in 1909, the English Foxhound is an old breed with a lot of history. 

Most Beautiful Rare Dog Breed: Afghan Hound. The Afghan Hound is a hound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end. 

Weirdest Rare Dog Breed: Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog). The Xoloitzcuintle is one of several breeds of hairless dog. It is found in Estándar, Intermedio, and Miniatura sizes.