The rarest dog breeds
The English coonhound accompanied settlers to the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries. Even George Washington, America’s first president, is said to have bred coonhounds.
Grand basset griffon vendéen
Selected for their hunting qualities, grand basset griffon vendéens are native to France where they accompany gun hunters.
Peruvian Inca orchid
Usually thought of as hairless, Peruvian Inca orchids can have one of two kinds of coats: hairless, except for crests on their heads .
Teddy Roosevelt terrier
Short-legged but excellent at digging, Teddy Roosevelt terriers are skilled at hunting vermin on farms.
The Dandie Dinmont terrier is named after a character in the novel Guy Mannering by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.
It has a very long history, however, and is related to the Karelo-Finnish laika.
Treeing Tennessee brindle
A short brindle coat sets the treeing Tennessee brindle apart.
Also known as a Bohemian or Czech terrier, the Cesky terrier is the official dog of the Czech Republic.
Easy to recognize by its fox-like head, the Australian kelpie is a slender, muscular sheepdog.