15 Dog Breeds you Rarely See In Person

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Check out the world’s rarest dog breeds you can seldom see while out in the street or in your friend’s house. If you love dogs, get a load of this breeds and discover what kind of dog you would like to take home with you, if you can.

Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund or Westerngothia Spitz Dog are very rare dog species which were known to exist more than a thousand years ago during the Vikings period. They are perfect for herding and ratting and they are very devoted to their owners.

Tibetan Mastiff

Known to be large domestic dogs from Tibet, India, China and Nepal, Tibetan Mastiff are nomad dogs used by the local tribes to protect the sheep from leopards.

Bedlington Terrier

Originally used for racing and catching vermin, Bedlington Terrier are described to be friendly with children but can take down any dog of their weight. These lamb-like dogs have curly coat in pale color with a rugged style.

Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz are formerly used to hunt rodents, and squirrels. This breed of dogs can be domesticated as they are friendly with children and are known to be protective.


An old British dog breed, Otterhounds are known to be excellent swimmers and were developed to hunt otters. With approximately only 1,000 otterhounds around the globe, they are declared to be vulnerable native breeds by UK Kennel Club.

Norwegian Lundehund

Norsk Lundehund used to hunt puffins and their eggs. They have six toes on each foot and they have an amazing ability to tip their head backward and touch the backbone.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

These colorful dogs are known to be the first dog bred in the US and are originally used in hunting wild boars. Catahoula curs are working dogs with marbled glass eyes and whip-like tails.


New Hampshire’s official state dog, Chinooks have distinctively double coat to keep them warm during cold days. Developed as sled dogs, Chinooks are versatile dogs that are easy to train and can easy adapt

Peruvian Inca Orchid

Coming from the Pre-Inca cultures, Peruvian Inca Orchid are hairless breed of dogs with short hair on top of their head, feet and on the tip of their tails. They are known to be friendly but agile and protective.

Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback dogs have ridge of hair running along their back growing in the opposite direction of their coat. Though the breed was developed in Eastern Thailand, Thai Ridgeback breeds are popularized in the western countries.


Azawakh hailed from Africa as a sight hound breed of dog that resembles to Middle Eastern and South Indian sight hounds. They are fast, highly sociable and emotional and they are great lure coursers.

Lagotto Romagnolo

Coming from the sub region of Italy in Romana, Lagotto Romagnolo are lake dogs traditionally developed as gun dogs and to hunt for truffles.


Mudi are herding dog breeds from Hungary used to hunt, exterminate rodent, herd dogs and guard flocks. They are easy to groom and they love space where they can play and run around.


One of the top five rarest dog breeds in the world, Stabyhoun originated in the province of Netherland called Friesland. They are also called Stabij which means “stand by me”.

Carolina Dog

First discovered in 1970 as a free roaming dog in the southeastern part of the United States, Carolina dogs are ginger colored dogs that are medium sized and they are also called as the American Dingo.

Fila Brasileiro

These Brazilian Mastiffs are working dogs from Brazil used as guard dogs, hunting dogs and shepherd dogs. They have large bones, loose skin and smooth coat and they are banned in certain countries because of their extreme protective nature and aggressiveness.

While some of these breeds are considered endangered and wild, most of them are actually sociable and loyal to their masters. So grab one of these dogs now and be one of the few owners of these rare breeds around the globe.

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