16 Unique And Rare Dog Breeds The World Needs To Know About

Check out these 16 unique and rare dog breeds the world needs to know about. 

Bedlington terrier

Bedlington terrier

britannica.comThese dogs have a coat that resembles a lamb, but they’re actually quite athletic and are used for racing and catching smaller animals.

Norweigan Lundehund

Norweigan Lundehund

theilovedogssite.comCheck out those paws! These cuties have six toes, and are so flexible that they can bend their heads backwards.

Caucasian Shepherd or Caucasian Ovtcharka

Caucasian Shepherd or Caucasian Ovtcharka

theilovedogssite.comThese are mostly found in Russia, and were originally bred to be sheepdogs.

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

theilovedogssite.comThese gorgeous giants are as expensive as they are impressive. One recently sold for $1.5 million dollars.

Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog)

Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog)

theilovedogssite.comThese hairless cuties were once revered by the Aztecs.

Split-nosed Catalburun

Split-nosed Catalburun

theilovedogssite.comThose noses aren’t a deformity; they’re a regular trait of the breed, and help them have the strongest sense of smell of all hunting dogs.

New Guinea Singing Dog

New Guinea Singing Dog

theilovedogssite.comLiving up to their name, these dogs are known for their unique vocalization.

Azawakh

Azawakh

outsideonline.comThese West African dogs are as intelligent as they are loyal, and are extremely protective companions.

Bergamasco Shepherd

Bergamasco Shepherd

theilovedogssite.comThese unique looking dogs appear to have dreadlocks. They almost went extinct during World War II.

Otterhound

Otterhound

wikipedia.orgAs the name suggests, Otterhounds are amazing at swimming in the water. They have webbed feet and two coats of fur specially designed to help them adapt to life in the water. They also make great pets.

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo

wikipedia.orgThese Italian dogs are used as “gun dogs,” but also have the unique ability of hunting for delicious truffle mushrooms.

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