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Do you own a rare breed? I would like some pictures c:

Or rather, what are your favorite rare breeds

My favorite "rare" (or rather, uncommon) breeds include lagotto romagnolos, portuguese podengos (wire coated), Dandie dinmont terriers, Bedlington terriers, And Carolina Dogs.

Oh, cant forget the one of the kind "Deacon dog" haha!

I tend to be drawn to the rare breeds, because I think they are cool, I love raising awareness for these breeds.
 

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Sadly, Tibetan Mastiffs are a rarity and my favorite dog breed.
 
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My definition of a rare breed was any dog I hadn't actually met during the first 50 years of my life and after living in Wisconsin, Texas and California and traveling extensively.

Per this criteria, my family went to see a dog at a shelter 50 miles away that my wife had seen on a weekly spot on a local news program. She couldn't remember what breed she was but she thought "flat something." I thought maybe flat-coated retriever, which would be a rare enough find in a shelter.

What we found instead was a Plott hound. She jumped about five feet straight up when we approached her kennel and then dragged first me, then my son through the woods during a test drive. (I'm 6'2" and 220# and my son is bigger, younger and likely stronger than me.)

I was intrigued by her intensity, her strength and her bad attitude. I filled out some preliminary paperwork, which got me to the top of the list. But I had never heard of a Plott hound. I went home and read up and was both appalled and intrigued. Five days later she was mine.

It took six months before she decided she liked us well enough and several years before she became a dog normal people might invite to live in the house. Eventually, she became an intensely loyal and affectionate family dog.

Turns out Plotts are not particularly rare in Wisconsin because people in Wisconsin hunt bears. I can't imagine why. I never met one 'cause there aren't many used as house pets. You won't see one at doggy daycare or the dog park.

Here is an older, but still accurate, article about Plotts - right after they first appeared at Westminster. (Kind of like entering a Humvee in a Formula One auto race.) The Plott hound, the ninja warrior of dogdom.

A somewhat uncommon breed that I admire greatly but will never own is the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Close as I'll ever get was Esther the Plott.
 
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Officially I own a rare breed... Murphy is a Friese Stabijhoun ( Staby) there are only about 3,500 in the world... But most of them live here where they are as common as muck...
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Catahoula Leopard Dogs are considered a "rare" breed, but they are everywhere down here, frequently crossed with APBT for hunting feral hogs.

I always think it's kind of funny, those "dog breeds you've never heard of" quizzes on Facebook.... I took the bait one time, and afterward commented that I was expecting it to be more than just the AKC's Miscellaneous Class.
 
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Moving to Norway's been wild. You get the expected stuff, like Elkhounds being everywhere, but you also have breeds you never heard of before, like the Drever. There's also a Norwegian Lundehund (that weird puffin dog with the crazy double joints) around town, at least one Danish-Swedish farmdog, and I swear I've seen a pack of russian toy terriers. Oh, and the German Spitz exists, which comes in a wide range of sizes and is actually what both Pomeranians and Keeshonds are variants of? I honestly had no idea.

But I guess it's obvious who my favorite rare breed guy is, lol.
 

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The most interesting rare breed I have met was two Korean Sapsaree (or, Sapsali). Listed as a national treasure and known as a ghost hunting dog.

Very soft coat, very calm. The Korean government had to give permission for the two to be imported to the US for kind of a diplomatic tour of sorts.

Chester was half Rhodesian Ridgeback and half boxer, based on the purebred RRs I met on occassion, his brain/personality was strongly towards the Rhodie side of things.
 

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So far the only breed I haven't heard of before, but was mentioned here was the Sapsali.

I do like the look of Stabijhouns. i dont think id consider a CLD a rare breed, I see quite a lot of them.

I learned of a new breed yesterday, the Chart Polski.. looks a bit like a short coated Saluki.
 

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I have a Berger Picard - traditionally rare but slowly becoming more popular. Definitely my favorite breed! Now that I have one, I can't ever see myself without one.
 
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