Even though many dog lovers pride themselves that they know about every dog breed, there are still some breeds that may be unknown to even the most dog-savvy. There are several breeds that won’t be found roaming on the streets of every country so easily. Some have features that make them unique from other breeds, while others are originated from lesser known regions around the world.
Here, we have listed five rarely found dog breeds you should not miss.
Lagotto Romagnolo is a rare Italian breed that hails from a sub-region in Italy named Romagna. Initially, Lagotto Romagnolos were used as water retrievers but their best occupation is to hunt truffles. These dogs were usually kept as gun dogs with the name of lake dogs given to them. Even though many dog lovers who know about this rare breed feel that these dogs have bred out their working ability and characteristics, they are still kept for their excellent companionship and easy-to-train nature.
This breed originates from Thailand and is known for its unique ridge on the back quite similar to the Rhodesian Ridgebacks. These dogs were extremely rare because people outside its originating region didn’t even know about it but now they are gaining recognition in other parts of the world. This breed is regarded as a unique dog breed because its ridge does not grow in the same direction; instead, the strip of hair grows in the opposite direction of the coat. Thai Ridgebacks posses independent nature and good escaping abilities, that’s why they are not a preferable choice for beginner level dog owners.
This dog breed is yet another rare breed because of its change in nature over the time. Earlier, this breed used to be considered as one of the wild breeds but now it has gone through a change becoming a beloved pet dog breed worldwide.
Originating from New Guinea, this dog breed has got its name because of its unique vocalization that sounds almost like singing. These dogs started turning domestic from wild when the tribes in New Guinea began to keep these dogs for the safety and companionship of their kids alongside using them as hunters. Today, New Guinea singing dogs are considered both as wild animals and superb companions for the little ones.
Fila Brasileiro is one of the rarely found dog breeds which are used either as guard dogs or for the purpose of hunting. Fila Brasileiro as the name suggests, hails from Brazil and is famous for its outstanding tracking ability and violent nature. This breed of dogs is exceptionally loyal and caring to their owners, which naturally makes them brilliant guardians for humans. On the other hand, they do not get along with strangers easily and remain quite wary of them. Fila Brasileiro has a body structure with large bones and loose yet smooth skin, which shows the signs of its origin in breeds like Bloodhound and Brazilian Mastiff.
This dog breed hails from Norway and is typically known for Puffin hunting. Another factor that makes this dog breed unique is their feet have six toes instead of four. Apart from leaning its head backwards to touch the backbone, Norwegian Lundehunds also have flexible joints, self-control and range of motion which helps them in the regions where they hunt.