10 Rare and Extraordinary Dog Breeds

Azawakh: Originating from West Africa, the Azawakh is an elegant and slender breed known for its incredible speed and agility.

Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog): This ancient breed from Mexico comes in three sizes and can be either hairless or coated.

Norwegian Lundehund: This breed from Norway has six fully functional toes and can wiggle its ears.

Catalburun: Hailing from Turkey, the Catalburun is characterized by its split nose, making it a truly unique and rare breed.

Kooikerhondje: This Dutch breed is known for its striking orange-red coat and was originally used for duck hunting.

Finnish Spitz: The Finnish Spitz is a national symbol of Finland and is renowned for its sharp hunting skills and distinctive "barking bird dog" vocalizations.

Bergamasco Shepherd: This Italian breed is easily recognizable by its distinctive matted coat made up of loose, long, and cord-like hair strands.

Cirneco dell'Etna: Hailing from Sicily, this breed is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean region and is known for its elegant appearance and hunting abilities.

Thai Ridgeback: Originally from Thailand, this breed has a distinctive ridge of hair running along its back, giving it its name.

Otterhound: This British breed was developed for hunting otters and is known for its webbed feet and shaggy, waterproof coat.

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