The Top 10 Rarest Dog Breeds 


An ancient breed known for its hairlessness and considered rare due to its unique appearance.

Norwegian Lundehund

Originally bred for hunting puffins, this small Spitz-type dog is rare due to its distinctive six toes on each foot and flexible joints.


A large, rough-coated breed known for its exceptional scenting abilities and rarity, primarily due to its low numbers.


An elegant and slender sighthound from West Africa, the Azawakh is a rare breed known for its agility and speed.

Lagotto Romagnolo

A water-retrieving breed from Italy that is known for its curly, hypoallergenic coat and is relatively rare outside of its home country.


Originating from Turkey, this breed is characterized by its unique split or double-nosed appearance and is considered rare.


A herding breed from Hungary, the Mudi is known for its versatility and intelligence, but its numbers are relatively low, making it rare.


A Dutch spaniel-type breed with distinctive markings, known for its skill in duck decoying, and considered rare outside of the Netherlands.

Thai Ridgeback

An ancient breed from Thailand, known for its ridge of hair along the back, this breed is considered rare outside of its native country.

Norwegian Buhund

A herding dog from Norway, the Norwegian Buhund is rare outside of Scandinavia but is known for its intelligence and agility.

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