Rarest Dog Breeds in the World

1. Stabyhoun

Stabyhouns are outstanding guard and hunting dogs, as well as good rat and mole catchers. There may be less than 4,000 Stabyhoun left in the world today.

2. Norwegian Lundehund

Dating back to the Ice Age, the Norwegian Lundehund is recognised as one of the rarest dog breeds on the planet due to its unique characteristics, which aren’t shared by any other breed.

3. Azawakh

This graceful, long-legged breed originated in the Sahel region of Africa, where it was bred to protect the tepees of nomads in harsh desert environments.

4. Lagotto Romagnolo

This stunning, unique dog breed has its origins in the medieval Romagna area of Italy, where it was originally employed as a working dog to retrieve ducks from marshes.

5. Mudi

This Hungarian-born breed, pronounced "moody," is the complete opposite of what its name implies and is renowned for its positive and extremely energetic personality.

6. Otterhound

The hound, known for its magnificent mane of hair and amusing personality, is officially more uncommon than the white rhino, with fewer than 1,000 dogs worldwide.

7. Peruvian Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid has existed since before the year 750, and it is still a rare yet cherished pet. The "agile, smart, and quick" breed excels at lure coursing and hunting alike. 

8. Chinook

The Chinook is a drafting and sled-dog racing breed that developed in New Hampshire. It combines the strength of a freighting dog with the speed of lighter racing sled dogs.

9. Bedlington Terrier

Known for its curly and pale-colored wool coat, the Bedlington Terrier bears some similarity to a lamb. But this breed is much more athletic than it appears, traditionally used for racing and to catch vermin.

10. Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is huge in size and noble in bearing, known for a “solemn but kind expression” and an impressive double coat.