There are many different breeds of dogs. Some are very common, and others are not known as well-known at all unless if researched. Here are a few of the rarest dog breeds in the world, from the rarest to the least rare:
The Telomian is a purebred dog originally from Malaysia. It was bred in Malaysia for pest control and killing wild animals like snakes and other small animals from the jungle. And because, historically, Malaysian houses were made to be above the ground and located in the jungle, this breed adapted to climbing and hunting with a paw control and manipulation that is extraordinarily advanced compared to other breeds.
Also known as The Brazilian Mastiff, this breed is large and fierce and not very social. It’s tracking ability and natural aggressiveness makes it a great choice for hunters because it knows how to trap its prey and wait for the hunter to finish the kill.
From Turkey, the Catalburun is a one-of-a-kind breed with two noses and ears that look suspended. Unfortunately, the double nose may cause a cleft palate, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that the dog had a greater sense of smell.
New Guinea Singing Dog
This breed from Papau New Guinea stands out primarily due to its melodic voice that is comparable to a yodel. When a sonogram registers its sounds, it is comparable to the humpback whale, and when they are in groups, they do a chorus howl.
As the only native wild North American dog, it is known by many other names including the Dixie Dingo, Yellow Dog, and the American Dingo. Although it is quite domesticated today, a lot of its primitive instincts remain like its suspicion of strangers and its pack-loving nature.
Karelian Bear Dog
This Finnish dog was commonly used to hunt large animals like wild boar and bear. It is very loyal but not very social. It is valued for its quick and silent hunting technique, its fearlessness, and it’s aggressive and high-pitched bark that readily attracts the attention of the hunter to the trapped prey.
The Stabyhoun is originally from the Netherlands. It is characteristically very gentle and friendly and very obedient – traits that make it a wonderful family pet. It is also gaining more recognition for its versatile abilities in sports, hunting, and guarding.
This Hungarian dog is mostly used for herding animals, dog sports, and hunting. It is known to be loud, noisy and very active.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian breed, and its name translated means water dog. It is used primarily for helping hunters find a game as its eyes are very sensitive to motion. It can be trained to be social, and it is characteristically easily trained, fiercely loyal, and very loving.
The Azawakh is from West Africa. It has long legs and moves with a unique, light, and graceful gait. It also looks so much like royalty. It is happiest with regular exercise with a large space to gallop and stretch its long legs. As a pet, it is emotional and sociable; as a hunter, it is tough and excels even in harsh climates.