Rare Dog Breeds Information

We can list some special kinds of dogs that we not normally hear about and that are not usually seen in a familiar environment as rare dog breeds. Sometimes, they can be even extinct. In order to find a solution for this extinction problem, some breeders are taking care of these rare dog breed in order to keep then as far as they can from the extinction ways.

These dogs can be very hard to find, but they are not necessarily more expensive than the dogs belonging to the breeds with bigger population.

These "special" and RARE DOG BREEDS were bred in order to fulfill the necessities of their owners according to their specific place of living and its particularities. For example, if the dog was bred with hunting purposes, then the dog should have special skills and characteristics to hunt the type of animals found in that specific area. Some other breeds were also called "rare" because they were limited to the royalty, to serve as companion, guardianship, bed warming and so on.

Some that used to categorized as rare are no longer so because of the popularity they have gained lately such as the Shar Pei which is now recognized by the AKC. The rare dog breeds are categorized into the following groups:

  • Companion group.
  • Herding group.
  • Sporting group.
  • Spitz group.
  • Terrier group.
  • Working group.

Even when you will not always find pictures and/or information about all of these breeds recognized and considered as rare, we can mention the following:

  • Catalan Sheepdog or Catalonian Shepherd.
  • Sussex Spaniel.
  • Ibizan Hound.
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier.
  • Sealyham Terrier.
  • Canaan Dog.
  • Finnish Spitz.
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog.
  • American Foxhound.
  • English Foxhound.
  • Harrier.
  • Otter hound.
  • American Eskimo.
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog.
  • Akbash Dog.
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
  • Chinook.
  • Dogue de Bordeaux.
  • Australian Kelpie.
  • Swedish Vallhund.
  • New Guinea Singing Dog.
  • Irish Red & White Setter.
  • Tennessee Treeing Brindle.

So either if it is just for the pride of owning a rare type of dog or because you fell in love with one these breeds (if it is still available) What do you think about getting one of these dogs and helping in the conservation of the breed?

Rare Dog Races

Alaskan Malamute

Siberian Husky

Basset hound

Labrador Retriever




German Shepherd


Belgian Shepherd

Bull Terrier


English Bulldog






King Charles Spaniel

Saint Bernard



Chow Chow

Irish Setter

Cocker Spaniel

Shar Pei


American Staffordshire Terrier


Yorkshire Terrier



Deutsche Dogge

West Highland White Terrier

Fox Terrier


Afghan Hound

Golden Retriever

Spanish Hound

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