Visit any dog park and you’re sure to recognize plenty of Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, and Labradors. But what many people don’t realize is just how many different dog breeds there are out there. Below are five of the rarest dog breeds in the United States:
Dandie Dinmont Terrier (pictured above): You may not come across these confident little terriers very often, but when you do you’re sure to fall in love. Dandie Dinmont Terriers are recognizable for their big, adorable eyes and playful nature.
Finnish Spitz: This breed is the national dog in Finland, but not all that common in the United States. These golden-coated dogs are known for being pretty expressive when it comes to barking.
English Foxhound: This is the rarest dog breed in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that these canines haven’t been around for a while. The English Foxhound is a hunting dog that has been in America since the 18th century.
For more dog breed information, be sure to visit VetDepot’s dog breed guide.