Top 11 Rarest Dog Breeds

Belgian Laekenois: is one of the rarest dogs in the world and the most uncommon of the four breeds of Belgium Shepherds. Bred initially as sheepherding dogs in the late 1800s.

Canaan Dog:is a standardized breed of ancient dog from the Middle East. Due to their common status as outcasts or strays, Canaan Dogs often get classified as pariah dogs, from the Hindi word .

Catalburun Dog:is an extremely rare breed from Mersin in southern Turkey. It is one of only three dog breeds in the world with a split nose, the others being the Panchon Navarro from Spain .

Dandie Dinmont Terrier: is an unusual terrier originally from Scotland. It gets its name from a character in Sir Walter Scott’s book, Guy Mannering, which makes it the only known breed named.

Lagotto Romagnolo: is an Italian breed from the wetlands of the Delta del Po in eastern Italy. Its name comes from the Italian can lagot, which translates as “water dog.

Thai Ridgeback: is a primitive breed of sentry and hunting dog from Thailand. A pseudo-pariah breed, they rarely get spotted out of their native country, although their popularity is on the rise.

Otterhound:is a breed of scent hound from England. As its name implies, the breed originally served as a working dog that specialized in tracking and hunting otters. 

Pumi: is a medium-sized sheepdog that hails from Hungary. It is also known as the Hungarian herding terrier due to its similar frame, alertness, and temperament to most terriers.

Peruvian Inca Orchid: is a domesticated breed native to Peru. Specifically, all members of the breed can trace their heritage to 13 dogs that came from Peru in the early 20th century.

Norwegian Lundehund: is a small Spitz Breed from Norway. Its name comes from the Norwegian word lunde, or “puffin,” and hund, or “dog.” Traditionally, hunters used the breed to hunt for puffins .

 Chinook:is a rare breed of sled dog from the United States. Today, the breed is recognized as the state dog of New Hampshire. Originally bred by Arthur Treadwell Walden in New Hampshire during .

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