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5 of the Rarest Dog Breeds in the U.S.

dandie dinmont terriers blogVisit 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.

curly coated retriever blogCurly-Coated Retriever (pictured left): These dogs may be rare, but if you see one, you’ll know it. Their signature tightly curled is easily recognizable.

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.

harrier blogHarrier (pictured right): These dogs look a little like oversized beagles, but they’re their own breed. Harriers are known for being sweet, affectionate, and having a whole lot of energy.

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.

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