10 Rarest Dog Breeds in America



This African sighthound is extremely rare outside of its native land. Fewer than 300 are estimated to live in the U.S. 


Originating in Hungary, the Mudi is a highly energetic herding dog. There are only around 200 in the U.S. 

Cesky Terrier

Developed in Czechoslovakia, less than 200 Cesky Terriers reside in America. They were created by crossing Scottish Terriers with Sealyham Terriers. 

Norwegian Lundehund

This small Spitz-type dog has unique extra toes and flexible joints ideal for climbing. Around 300 exist in the U.S. 

American Foxhound

Despite originating in the U.S., this hunting hound is quite rare with about 300 registered annually with the AKC. 


This old Dutch duck hunting dog has a merry spirit but only around 500 reside in the U.S. 


An amiable shaggy breed developed in England, the Otterhound is on the brink of extinction with less than 600 worldwide. 

Skye Terrier

The elegant longhaired Skye Terrier numbers less than 2,000 worldwide. Originating in Scotland, it's one of the more endangered native dog breeds. 

English Toy Spaniel

A charming and affectionate toy breed, less than 500 are registered in the U.S. each year. 

American English Coonhound

Used for hunting raccoons, this tenacious hound has a musical bay. Only about 800 exist today. 

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