List of 25 Small Rare Dog Breeds

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Do you want to get a dog that’s one of a kind, whose appearance will amaze everyone in your neighbourhood?

Getting a dog different from the nowadays common spaniels and chihuahuas may be appealing, a rare dog will definitely make you stand out in the park!

But first..

Negative things about rare dogs..

  • You may have to search long and hard before you find a breeder, and then travel to get your puppy.
  • There is a higher risk to get an inbred puppy, when the breeder can’t find two dogs to mate that aren’t close relatives.
  • Often there isn’t as much information about rare dog breeds, which makes it harder to decide for a breed.

Great things about rare dogs!

  • Many have less health problems, since they are not overbred and not bred only for showing purposes.
  • They don’t have to be more expensive than common breeds, some are less expensive than popular dogs.

These are the ones you almost never see. You might see them occasionally if you live in a big city. When you see them, they’ll leave you wondering ‘What was that?!?’

Some of them are not accepted as official breeds by kennel clubs, others are more common depending on where you live.

List of 25 Small Rare Dog Breeds

  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Basset Artesien Normands
  • Basset Bleu de Gascognes
  • Basset Fauve de Bretagne
  • Biewer
  • Bolognese
  • Brazilian Terrier

List of 25 Small Rare Dog Breeds

  • Cesky Terrier
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton De Tulear
  • Danish Swedish Farm Dog
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Drever (Swedish Dachsbracke)
  • English Toy Terrier
  • German Hunt Terrier
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Kyi-leo
  • Löwchen
  • Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintli)
  • Mi-ki
  • Patterdale Terrier

List of 25 Small Rare Dog Breeds

  • Peruvian Hairless (Peruvian Inca Orchid)
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
  • Puli
  • Russian Toy terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Small Greek Domestic Dog
  • Swedish Vallhund
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Volpino Italiano