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

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I get to hang around a herd of Norwegian Buhunds every few weeks and teach 'em barnhunt...and last week I got to play with a litter of 5 week old babies. I was very close to stealing one. ;)
 

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Outside of a show? I ahh own the rarest.oddly enough and Dalmatians are not rare by any means. Typical around here are the labs, goldens, tiny dogs, and mutts.

At shows I have met a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, Xolo, Ibizan, Icelandic Sheep dog (I think thats their name).
 

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Rarest? I've only met 1 Rhoadie. I think that is about it. Everything else I've been around enough to not call it "rare", I guess.
 

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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.
I'm going to be driving there and back each day (it's about 1.5 hours each way) so I won't be around Thursday night :-(

Linda literally wrote the book on Welshies (one of them). I bought a copy a few months ago and realized I know of a lot of the dogs pictured, because she used dogs living in NJ, where Watson's breeder and many relatives live. The dog on the inside cover is his great-grandfather :) So that was fun!
 

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Between agility and our performance team, I've met a lot of neat breeds that I would have deemed rare
- PBGV
- Puli
- Mudi
- Koolie
- Portuguese Podengo (Medio I think)
- Pyrenean Shepherd

And most recently, through non-dog sources (photographer), I met a Bergamasco Sheepdog. The owner claimed that this breed is extremely rare in North America and the world. Whether that's true or not, I haven't actually checked, but it was pretty neat to meet the dog!
 

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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.
I totaly forgot about the Affenpinschers I've met. My best friend had one in the late 80s, and I see one every once in awhile at matches. There's also a couple of Lowchens I see at matches and trials.
 
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Ooh, I forgot about the Karelian Bear Dog! She was way sma,ler then I would have thought, and definitely not for me.

We actually had a PBGV at our shelter one time. It was odd
 
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Off the top of my head...

Caucasian Ovcharka
Fila
Tosa Inu
Xolo
Bavarian Mountain Hound
German Coolie
Presa Canario
Alano Espanol
Quite a few Dogo's, Neo's, and Corsi.
 

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Off the top of my head...

Caucasian Ovcharka
Fila
Tosa Inu
Xolo
Bavarian Mountain Hound
German Coolie
Presa Canario
Alano Espanol
Quite a few Dogo's, Neo's, and Corsi.
Man, I've met more breeds then I can remember! There was someone in the local kennel club who had Neos before they were AKC recognized. I met one of them at the club's obedience classes. Last I knew, the wife was writting the Neo column for the Gazette.

 

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i have a central asian shepherd or central asian ovcharka not a rare breed but not common to have over here. yesterday i saw a borzoi for the first time
 

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Between agility and our performance team, I've met a lot of neat breeds that I would have deemed rare
- PBGV
- Puli
- Mudi
- Koolie
- Portuguese Podengo (Medio I think)
- Pyrenean Shepherd

And most recently, through non-dog sources (photographer), I met a Bergamasco Sheepdog. The owner claimed that this breed is extremely rare in North America and the world. Whether that's true or not, I haven't actually checked, but it was pretty neat to meet the dog!
I'd love to meet a Mudi or Koolie.I really want both breeds badly.

I haven't met any rare breeds, the most uncommon breed I've met was Chespeke Bay Retriever, & I wouldn't call that rare, especially up here.
 

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Xolo's. PIO. Cirnenco (Probably spelled wrong).podengos. and of course lots of Ibizans!
 

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Just Xolos (2), Kooikerhondje (1) and Mudi (7) I think. A Fila and a Boerboel too. Oh, and a Neapolitan Mastiff. A handful of Tibetan Spaniels. Coolies (3) also, but for some reason I don't think of them as being uncommon, but I suppose they are. Probably just because online they don't seem uncommon at all.

I also met a Norwegian Lundehund once at a dog show walking around and I knew a Norwegian Buhund.

Other than that, I can't think of any other breeds I've encountered that are considered rare. I know 3 Ridgebacks and have been around several others... so I don't consider them uncommon, but maybe?

There are also other breeds that I've seen around that are uncommon, but have not actually interacted with/met them.
 

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I can "officially" add a Spanish Water Dog to my list. Had one come to Rally last night. A little on the shy side, but a sweet dog. And smart.
 

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Probably Irish wolfhound. Not really rare but definitely not common, at least not here. And it was at a dog show.
 

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Irish Wolfhound, Puli (x2), hairless Xolo (strange in central Canada), Old English Sheepdog, Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Cane Corso.
Have only seen one of each. They are not typical breeds in my area, I don't know how rare they truly are...
 

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I'm going to revive this thread.

Saw a few uncommon breeds yesterday, wouldn't necessarily say they are a rare breed, though.
Basenji
Gordon Setter
Brittany

I met a Irish Wolfhound awhile ago. Neat dog, but man, they are huge.
 

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