Rare breeds you've met and less rare breeds you haven't

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Really? I see rough collies on a regular basis. Not so much at dog events, just as pets. Smooth collies much more rarely.
Around here I've only see 2 pet Collies- the one I dog sat, and the one at the park. All the other ones I've seen have been at Rally or Obedience events . Just goes to show what's uncommon in one area isn't so in another! :)

And still adding to my list. LOL

Bullmastiff
Mastiff
Welsh Springer
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
 
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I'm pretty sure I've only met 3 rough collies ever.

I've probably met around 2 dozen shibas, though.

Also, I've only ever met one bloodhound, one blue tick, one redbone mix, never a Black and Tan, and only a few foxhound mixes in shelters that got pulled from the south.

I'd say the most popular breeds here besides goldens, labs, and pits are probably cocker spaniels, doodle mixes, frenchies, wheaten terriers...

Then there are always breeds I don't think of as really common but I see tons of and I have to assume there are local breeders, either that or people just get one because they see them around and it builds up - a zillion westies, for example. Bernese mountain dogs. Havanese. I wouldn't be surprised to see these, but I often see 3+ out and about.

I know quite a few Dogue de Bordeaux, too. I know of at least 5 in my area.
 
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Icelandic Sheepdog
Watson the Welshie
Berger Picards
ALL of the English Shepherds
Shibas
Cardigans
Texas Lacy
Basenji (though I was like 4, so I'm not sure it counts)
 

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Well besides having a basenji and a shar pei...

Portuguese Pointer
Cane Corso
Spanish Mastiff
Tamaskan
Fila
American Hairless Terrier
Shiba Inus
Smooth Fox Terrier
PBGV
Neopolitan Mastiff
Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel
Leonberger
Spinone Italiano
Komondor
Puli

...and probably more that I can not remember...
 

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...

And still adding to my list. LOL

Bullmastiff
Mastiff
Welsh Springer
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
And still adding, as I realize some of the breeds I see at Top Dog aren't really that common away from there:

Belgian Shepherd
Malinois
Tervuren
Bearded Collie
Papillon (both erect ears and phalenes)
Italian Greyhound
 

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I met some Australian Koolies. They were pretty neat I guess ;)
 

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Oh yeah some other neat breeds at my traning club: a couple puli, a pumi, a blue picardy spaniel, and a blue lacy.
 

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Well I have a smooth coated Chow, lol. But aside from that, my aunt has a precious Alaskan Klee Kai. We have a client at work who does falconry hunting with her Wirehaired Vizsla. We see several Cotons, I once ran across a Black Russian Terrier in Petco (he was not nice. It was frightening) There is at least one Borzoi in town, and Brooks played with an Afghan at the dog park once. My boss has Wolfhounds. We see several Xolos and Chinese Cresteds.
 

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I forgot the Swedish Vallhund that was in one of my puppy classes.

Also Koolies
Bouviers des Flandres
Otterhounds

I have met a lot of different dogs over the years...
 
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I really like to meet different breed dogs and the dog I saw in France - Basset Artésien Normand. They are not too cute but yes they look good and attractive too.

 
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I have met 2 dogs who were the only examples of their breed in my country so I count them as very rare:
Stabyhound
Portuguese Podengo
I just got a Portuguese podengo. And even rarer I got a black and white one. He's the best most loving funny hugger! Cant believe they haven't caught on here. Would love to find more around
 

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I'm not so well knowledge about dog breed, but does anybody know what kind of breed that could be so blend well with the cat? maybe about the same size or can live well with small apartment.
 
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I was recently thinking how I've never met a Japanese chin, yet I've met a stabyhound ....

Rare breeds I've met:
Stabyhound
Dogo argentino
Black Russian terrier
Xolo

Less rare but I think they're rare because I've only met one or two:
Greater Swiss mountain dog
Petit basset griffon vendeen
Irish water spaniel
Neo mastiff
Saluki
English shepherd
Sealyham terrier
Tibetan mastiff
Affenpinscher

I've never met a Japanese chin...not that they're common but seem like they'd be more common here as city dogs. I've also never met a briard...those are all I can think of.
How about a Portuguese Podengo poqueno?
 
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I have gotten a Portuguese Podengo and he is an amazing dog. I have a black and white one! They are usually fawn colored. Funny, loveable, smart. Did o say funny and loveable?
 
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The rarest dogs I've met were a pair of Azawakhs who were regular clients at the clinic I worked for. Unpleasant dogs, but beautiful. My husbands family had a Curly Coated Retriever, though not as uncommon you never see them around here and everyone thought he was a doodle. We currently have a Presa Canario, and they aren't super rare either, but not as common as some breeds you see around here. She is often mistaken for a Cane Corso.
 
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I was recently thinking how I've never met a Japanese chin, yet I've met a stabyhound ....

Rare breeds I've met:
Stabyhound
Dogo argentino
Black Russian terrier
Xolo

Less rare but I think they're rare because I've only met one or two:
Greater Swiss mountain dog
Petit basset griffon vendeen
Irish water spaniel
Neo mastiff
Saluki
English shepherd
Sealyham terrier
Tibetan mastiff
Affenpinscher

I've never met a Japanese chin...not that they're common but seem like they'd be more common here as city dogs. I've also never met a briard...those are all I can think of.
I foster-to-adopted a Chin a few years back. He was from a mill and unfortunately was too ill to be adopted out, so we palliative-care fostered him for the rest of his life. He was nasty, but I wouldn't say that's typical of the breed. I've met two others and they were charming.
 

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My list, off the top of my head. As others have said, rare and uncommon depends on where you are (I keep editing to add breeds I forgot to include).

Stabyhound
Dogo argentine (in the mid 80s)
Russian Toy
Entlebucher Sennenhund
Chinook
Beauceron (around 1992)
Pumi
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Neo Mastiff (in the mid 90s before they were AKC recognized)
Cane Corso
Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Spaniel
Affenpinscher
English Shepherd
Lowchen
Leonberger
Shiba Inu
Bearded Collie
Bedlington
Shiloh Shepherd
Kuvasc
Irish Terrier
Silken Windhound
Spinone
Afghan Hound
Norwegian Elkhound (grew up with three, counting my grandparents, and have seen a few as an adult)
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Italian Greyhound
Saluki
Borzoi
German Wirehaired Pointer
Anatolian Shepherd
German Pinscher
I have a pumi and hes awesome!!! I would love to have at least one pumi now and forever but I am so scared that I'll never find another one as awesome as he is.

Uncommon or rare breeds I have met are:

Black Russian terrier
Mudi
Koolie
Jagdterrier
Icelandic sheepdog
 
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