Dogs – they come in different sizes, colors, and breed. No matter what their appearances are, they are absolutely and unquestionably the best and most lovable creatures in the world. But, did you know that there are some dog breeds that are considered as the rarest in the world? Yes, you’ve read that right.
In this article, we’ve listed five rarest dog breeds, check out which of them you’ve already seen:
According to the Otterhound Club of America, there are fewer than 800 otterhounds existing today. Since 1978, after otters were declared as protected species, the population of otterhounds drastically decreased since their primary purpose came to an abrupt halt. Luckily tho, owners of two purebred otterhounds were determined to keep the breed. Who wouldn’t want these beauties for pet? They friendly, playful, and they love outdoor adventure.
The Czechoslovakian Vlcak or Czechoslovakian wolfdog is an experimental crossbreed between a German shepherd and a Carpathian wolf. In the United States, the population of these dogs are believed to be only 208, that’s according to the Czechoslovakian Vlcak Club of America in 2014.
These big boys are lively, sociable, active, and quick.
This small spaniel-type dog breed from Netherlands was originally used for duck hunting. The Kooikerhondje is highly favored by Dutch nobles as it has appeared also numerous times on paintings together with their masters.
The Kooikerhondjes are active, intelligent, alert, and territorial.
The Norwegian Lundehund was originally bred to hunt for puffins. As a matter of fact, the word lundehund is a compound word which means puffin (lunde) dog (hund). It is now one of the rarest dog breeds in the world. During the World War II, this breed almost became extinct.
According to the Canadian Kennel Club, the Norwegian Lundehund, including the puffins, are currently protected by the Norwegian law.