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

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I met two Polish lowland sheepdogs walking around town the other day. I had seen them at dog shows a few times, but this was a first for seeing them in public. Cute little things!

I also saw two Irish wolfhounds recently. Saratoga is fantastic for dog watching.
 

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Probably a Borzoi or a Ridgie. I've seen C/Koolies but not met them.

OH! I met a Tamaskan once, pretty and a very edgy pregnant bitch at a vet's office that lunged at Izzy. Still, gorgeous.
 
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I live in New Zealand and met a Stabyhoun a few months back. Gorgeous dog who came over with her owner from the Netherlands. I have also met a Dandy Dinmont who was a very cute and funny little dog.

We have a black roan French Brittany (Epagneul Breton) and no one ever knows what she is as they are pretty rare here. If they have heard of "Brittany" it is usually because they have seen them on Animal Planet's Dogs 101 but she looks quite different to American Brittanys, in which black is a disqualified colour.
 

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New guinea singing dogs. I met a handful of the weirdos when I was young, and haven't met one since.

Many of the dog breeds I used to consider less common have gained popularity now, like Filas and Pyrsheps.
 

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Rarest and MET, a true koochi dog bred by Koochi nomads in Afghanistan. I have also met several Iraqi landrace LGDs, herders and mixes of the two. I have met Okinawa Inu. Viequensie dogs (pariah type native to Vieques Island). American Staghounds in Iowa. I've met every kind of tree hound and most foxhounds in america. Met the major cur breeds, blackmouth, mountain, catahoula, even a couple of lacy dogs and some less well known like parker cur and outlaw cur.
And I have SEEN what looked like Bucovina dogs in Romania, saw Tosas matched in Japan.
not sure what else, now i have to sit and think about it.
 
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I dont know really as I guess it depends on what is rare. I've met Koolies and Ibizans (though here on Chaz those arent really rare :p), wolfhounds, I cant remember how to spell it but basically mini-afghans, bouviers, spinones, cotons, and others I cant think of right now lol
 

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I've seen Boerboels, Basenjis, a Komondor, and a gorgeous Anatolian Shepherd, which was used to guard/protect sheep. Then there was a Bully Kutta, Gull Terr, and Ca de Bou imported by and owned by a good friend. Those dogs had me :eek: :hail: .

I've actually seen quite a variety, but honestly, if I've met a rare small breed (other than the Basenji, but I consider that to be a medium-sized breed I suppose), I don't remember it as I tend to push them out of my minds. But the one odd little one I remember was a Glen of Imaal Terrier.
 

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Gah! Every time I try to edit, it deletes what I wrote, so here's a follow-up post instead.

I've owned a rescued Fila, who sadly had permanent mental issues from many early months of neglect and abuse. And my friend owns a Xolo.

And some other breeds we had as clients are Cane Corsos, Neos, Dogue de Bordeauxs, and Briards. We also saw several Belgian Malinois back in the day, before their popularity boomed.
 
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oh yeah, I have met several anatolians (REALLY like this breed), briards, a komondor, fila, cane corso, tervs, chinese crested...though I dont think those would be really considered rare but maybe?...working at a big boarding training and grooming facility helped as well
 

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Ooooooh I would love to see a Corso in person, the handler of the fila I saw was really good, the puppy came up and sniffed and licked my hand (I didn't do anything or say anything to it because he was obviously training and didn't want to mess anything up) the handler clicked and marked the behavior, it was obvious he was trying to really do s good job at socializing his dog.
 

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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.
I've also met a Xolo, (Ana Poes!) a couple Dogue de Bordeauxs. Working with an Anatolian or two, Leonbergers come to work, and Irish Wolfhounds as well.

Indy is the only Dutch I've met though, :p
 

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There's a Croatian Sheepdog trialling around here now; that's the first I've met. I really like her size and coat, but the owner definitely implied that it was a quirky breed.
 

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A friend of mine has two small munsterlanders. Then I've met a brt, briard, koolies, wire hair pointing griffons, and depending on the area I guess fcrs are rare but I know many lol.
 

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