Some types of dogs are household names, like the Basset Hound, the Yellow Labrador, or one of those cute, fluffy dog ââbreeds. But even if you’re a puppy lover, you may never have heard of some rare dog breeds like the Azawakh, the Xoloitzcuintli, or the Hovawart.
Some of these breeds, like the Russian toy, are so rare that they have fought from extinction. Other breeds, such as the Canaan Dog and Sloughi, descended from primitive canines (also known as wild dogs) and have been around since ancient times. There are also some hairless breeds, such as the Peruvian Inca Orchid Dog, that originated from great civilizations and are part of their country’s national heritage.
Among Ree Drummond’s beloved dogs, there is even a rare breed of dog that might fit on the Drummond Ranch. The Swedish Vallhund was actually bred to … herd cows more than 1,000 years ago!
While you may not get the chance to see these pups in your neighborhood, you’ll love learning the quirky traits, unique stories, and fun-loving personalities of these rare dog breeds. Check out this roundup to learn a thing or two about these unique dogs! When you’re done, don’t forget to bring one of the best dog toys for your four-legged BFF.