What's the rarest dog breed you've met?

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Ooh, I forgot Croatian sheepdog. There was one at a trial this fall. I really liked the look, and the one I met was lovely, but the owner definitely had some warnings that came with my admiration.
 
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I met a Briard last week and was pretty excited, I don't think they are super rare but I have never seen one around before.
 

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I think the rarest breed I've met was a Tibetan Terrier. But I don't believe they are all that rare in Australia...
 

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I've met a few CAO's

Um, only know two Tamaskans. They're not very common.

A Berger at the park once.

I'd love to meet a Munsterlander

I've met a Klee Kai at a show, Saw a Boerbol.

I've met quite a few Cane Corsi

Known a few Dogo's as well. They're not common here either.

Boykins are from around here, but I've only met two. Same breeder as well. Both cute, but nuts.
 
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I don't think my city is the hotbed of dog lovers so we don't see a lot in the way of "rare" breeds. I don't really hang out where dogs congregate though - no shows or dog parks.

There have been a few where I've stopped and stared just because they're a breed I haven't seen in a while.

I've seen a couple Powderpuff Chinese Crested, but my memory's really crummy so that "couple" might be the same dog, different day. I held up the drive-through line at Timmies to chat with the lady walking it.

A purebred Irish Setter. I remember seeing them a lot when I was a kid (The Disney "Big Red" era) but not so much anymore.

Most times it's a given that the Greyhounds you see around here are retired racers, but I've seen a purebred show Greyhound. Really interesting to note the physical and mental differences between them.
 

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At work we see: a CAO, an Entlebucher Sennenhund, and two Hungarian Puli's.

I've also met a German Pinscher, a Jindo, a Norwegian Lundehund, a fleet of Klee-Kai, and Koolies, duh. :p
 
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working in dog grooming. rare breeds seem to find us. dandie din mont, petite bassest griffons, plenty of potcakes (but more of a type lol)

My friend has a Deutscher Wachtelhund aka german spaniel.

my co worker breeds harriers and juras

TBH im just drawing a massive blank lol
 

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Early 80s, I met one of the first Dogos to come to the US.

In the mid-late 90s:
-Beauceron
-an Italian Spinone (totally blew the owner away when I knew what it was).
-2 Redbone Coonhounds (same reaction as above from the owners)
-PON (Polish Lowland Sheepdog)
-Schipperke
-Bouvier

Early 2000s-
-2 more PONs
-Briard
-an Entlebucher Sennenhund
-a Chinook
-A phalene
-PWD

Oh, and my vet has German Wirehaired Pointers. I fell in love with his first one when I worked for him.

Mid 2000s-
There was a Leonberger in our Novice class a few years ago, and I run into another woman with them occasionally. One of the trainers where we train has had Welsh Springers since 1992 that I know of. Someone else that came to the training center has Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Also had a PWD in our Rally class (she & Caleb adored each other).

More recently, I met the most adorable Pumi at Nosework a couple of weeks ago, and we have a German Pinscher who comes to Rally. The owner's friend has a Russian Toy Terrier. Also ran into a couple of Irish Red and White Setters at our last trial.
 

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Is it Linda? She's famous in the Welshie community. I'm taking a beginning obedience seminar with her this summer, mostly because of the Welshie thing.

Sure is!
Is that the workshop she & Betsy are doing in June?

ETA- I just realized you're in the Hudson Valley. I grew up near Kingston.
 

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Sure is!
Is that the workshop she & Betsy are doing in June?

ETA- I just realized you're in the Hudson Valley. I grew up near Kingston.
Yep! The one in June. I'd love to take classes with her, but it's a little far for a weekly thing. I was very excited when I saw the ad for the seminar. It's a subject I'm interested in, but I'm more excited just to talk Welshies and see if she has any breed-specific wisdom to share.

Small world! I'm on the east side of the river, a little north of I-84.
 

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Like others have said, it's hard to me to know what is rare where, but of breeds mentioned here (not counting any I've "met" at confo shows which is cheating):

Koolies :p, Mudi, Kooikerhondje, Amer Water spaniel, Laekenois, Polish Lowland sheepdog, Pyr Sheps, Kelpie, Chinooks, Swedish Valhund, Peruvian Hairless, PWD, Irish Water spaniel. There's a Maremma LGD in the area but umm I make it a point not to "meet" him. English Shepherds aren't uncommon here but apparently are elsewhere. Beezer, Saluki, Irish terrier, Welsh Terrier (at a dog park, holy cuteness), etc.

Supposedly I own a Carolina Dog, but w/e.
 

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Yep! The one in June. I'd love to take classes with her, but it's a little far for a weekly thing. I was very excited when I saw the ad for the seminar. It's a subject I'm interested in, but I'm more excited just to talk Welshies and see if she has any breed-specific wisdom to share...
I took the same workshop with Caleb a few years ago. You'll have a blast, but be prepared to WORK! :) I'm there for Rally run thrus every Thursday. If you're heading in the night before, feel free to stop over. I bet Linda will have lots of Welshie wisdom to share. She has a wonderful understanding of the way many different breeds learn/work/think. I swear, she's just like a sponge, soaking up everything she can about them.
 

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I also don't know what's rare in other parts of the country (nor can I remember all the dogs I've met)!

Alaskan Klee Kai
Belgian Laekenois
Irish Red & White Setter
Tibetan Mastiff
Dutch Shepherd
German Pinscher
Koolie

We see a Deutsch Drahthaar at work.
 

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