Check out these 16 unique and rare dog breeds the world needs to know about.
Hairless Peruvian Inca Orchid
theilovedogssite.comCheck out that adorable mohawk!
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.
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
theilovedogssite.comThese are mostly found in Russia, and were originally bred to be sheepdogs.
Estrela Mountain Dog
theilovedogssite.comThese Portuguese dogs were near extinction in the 1970s.
theilovedogssite.comThey’re Hungarian herding dogs with the most adorable curls ever.
theilovedogssite.comThese gorgeous giants are as expensive as they are impressive. One recently sold for $1.5 million dollars.
Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog)
theilovedogssite.comThese hairless cuties were once revered by the Aztecs.
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.
theilovedogssite.comThere are only 1,200 of these dogs in the world!
New Guinea Singing Dog
theilovedogssite.comLiving up to their name, these dogs are known for their unique vocalization.
outsideonline.comThese West African dogs are as intelligent as they are loyal, and are extremely protective companions.
theilovedogssite.comThese unique looking dogs appear to have dreadlocks. They almost went extinct during World War II.
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.
wikipedia.orgThese Italian dogs are used as “gun dogs,” but also have the unique ability of hunting for delicious truffle mushrooms.
Catahoula Leopard Dog
theilovedogssite.comThese are hunting dogs that hail from Louisiana.
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