10 Unique Dog Breeds You Might Have Never Heard About (Photos)

UNIQUE DOG BREEDS – Here are ten (10) of the rarest breeds of dogs you might have yet to encounter or hear about.

Dog is one of the most popular animals – also one of the most well-loved by people because of their loyalty to their owners. Many people consider their dogs as their families and not just pets and themselves as “furparents”.

There are known breeds of dogs like the chow chow, Siberian husky, pug, French bulldog, shih tzu, pomeranian, American cocker spaniel, maltese, doberman, golden retriever, labrador retriever, German shepherd, great dane, and a lot more.

However, there are also unique dog breeds that are not popular to the world. Most of them are only known to countries where they are natives of.


1. Bedlington Terrier

Having curly coat in light color, the Bedlington Terrier is similar to a lamb. Based on an article on Outside Online, this breed of dog is athletic and is used for racing.

Unique Dog Breeds

2. Finnish Spitz

Aside from Siberian Husky, another breed that resembles fox is the Finnish Spitz. It got standing ears, bushy tail, and a dense coat. Its coat color can range from pale honey to deep auburn.

Finnish Spitz

3. Chinook

Does the Chinook looks similar to a Golden Retriever? Its name means “warm winter winds” and it got a double coat that makes it suitable for cold weather. It is a sled-dog.


4. Catahoula Leopard Dog

Do you love the color? The Catahoula Leopard Dog which is one of the unique dog breeds got a multi-colored coat that resembles the coat of a leopard. It is believed to be the first dog bred in U.S.

Unique Dog Breeds

5. Peruvian Inca Orchid

One of the hairless dog breeds is the Peruvian Inca Orchid. Based on the article, it is “agile, smart and swift” and is an excellent breed for hunting.

Peruvian Inca Orchid

6. Azawakh

Also one of the unique dog breeds is the Azawakh. It is a West African sighthound that comes with a great built and a short coat that may come in different colors.


7. Lagotto Romagnolo

Based on the article, this breed of dog is from Italy. It is also called as a lake dog and is excellent in truffle hunting.

Lagotto Romagnolo

8. Stabyhoun

From Friesland province in Netherlands, the Stabyhoun is also a breed for hunting and guarding. They are great catchers of rats and moles, too.

Unique Dog Breeds

9. Catalburun

Based on the article, the Catalburun is probably a breed that is born out of “severe inbreeding” which makes it very rare. It got a split nose and suspended ears and were native to Turkey for hunting.

Unique Dog Breeds

10. Fila Brasileiro

Looking like a mastiff? The Fila Brasileiro is linked to Mastiff and Bloodhound. It got loose skin, large bones, and a smooth coat. It is popular for its tracking ability.

Fila Brasileiro

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