Top 10 Rare Dog Breeds

If you are thinking about getting a new pet, then it may do you well to know the top 10 rare dog breeds so that you will have a more exotic pet.

Catalburun

Catalburun

This dog comes from Turkey and it is also known as the ‘split nose’. Although the breed isn’t known outside the borders of the county, Turkish people appreciate the breed for its hunting skills.

Mudi

Mudi

This Hungarian breed is known for its herding abilities. Although the breed is gaining popularity, there are only a few people who know about it.

Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback comes from Asia where they are used for protection and as livestock guards.

Norwegian Lundehud

Norwegian Lundehud

This is also known as the ‘puffin dog’. The breed dates back to the time of Vikings when they were used as hunters. The life span of these dogs is very short.

Carolina Dog

Carolina Dog

It is interesting to know that it is also known as the ‘American Dingo’ because it is related to the wild animal. The dogs are extremely agile.

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

These are descendants of the original Mastiffs. The dogs were used to the high altitudes of the Himalayas and when they were removed, numerous health conditions appeared.

Azawakh

Azawakh

The Azawakh breed is native to Africa. The dog is a good hunter and it can even hunt gazelles. At the moment it is said that there are about 100-200 dogs in the U.S.

Otterhounds

Otterhounds

The dog species has been around from the 1100s. Back then the dogs lived in herds and they were used for hunting, especially for hunting otter, and this is where the name comes from.

Stabyhoun

Stabyhoun

This is a pointer and a retriever in the same time and it comes from the Netherlands.

Chinook

Chinook

Among the top 10 rare dog breeds is Chinook, which is a sled dog.

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