The 30 Rarest Dog Breeds In The World

Picking a favorite dog is almost impossible because there are so many different breeds with their own unique features. Every breed is cute in their own way, but some breeds are more rare than others. Here is a collection of 30 rarest dog breeds in the world.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

The Appenzeller Sennenhunde is also known as the Appenzeller Mountain dog or Appenzell Cattle Dog. He is a high spirited muscular, agile dog that makes for a perfect watch dog. They are intelligent which makes them very capable of learning. They require a lot of exercise so would not be a good choice of dog for a small apartment.


This dog is a West African hunting hound and originates from the countries Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso. Its short fine coat can range from almost any color, and its leanness makes it so its bone and muscles are easily visible. While it may look like an elegant dog, its a very tough and fierce hunter.

Basset Griffon Vendéen

This shaggy coated dog is a very lively French rabbit-hunting hound known for being happy and durable. They enjoy the company of people and kids as well as other dogs.

Bergamasco Shepherd

While this dog may look reminiscent of a mop, their lively personality and eagerness to please make them happy to be around kids and other animals. They are very patient and low maintenance dogs yet protective at the same time.

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