10+ Beautiful Rare Dog Breeds That You Might Have Never Seen Or Heard Of

There are many different kinds of dogs out there in the world. They can be bred to suit different tasks, to have different temperaments, and to even survive different environments. In fact, there are so many puppies out there, you’ll be hard-pressed to name some of them. So that’s why we’ve compiled a list of a bunch of different and rare puppies to satisfy your doggo needs. There’s a lot of facts accompanying the breeds too! From their life expectancy, origin, weight, and height, so if you’re using this as a guide to get your future puppy.

Look no further.

#1 Mudi

Life expectancy: 12 to 14 years

Origin: Hungary

Temperament: Smart, outgoing and lively

Height: Male: 41–47 cm, Female: 38–44 cm

Weight: Male: 11–13 kg, Female: 8–11 kg

#2 Turkish pointer

Life expectancy: 10 to 13 years

Origin: Turkey

Temperament: Loving, chill, and athletic

Height: Males 60–70 cm, Females 58–66 cm

Weight: Males 25–34 kg, Females 20–30 kg

#3 Norwegian Lundehund

Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Origin: Norway

Temperament: Fast, perceptive and very protective

Weight: Female: 6–9 kg, Male: 6–9 kg

Height: Female: 30–36 cm, Male: 33–38 cm

#4 Leonberger

Life expectancy: 8 to 9 years

Origin: Germany

Temperament: Loving, softhearted and affectionate

Height: Female: 65–75 cm, Male: 72–80 cm

Weight: Female: 41–59 kg, Male: 48–75 kg

Karelian bear dog

Life expectancy: 11 to 12 years

Origin: Finland

Temperament: Courageous, careful and independent

Height: Male: 54–60 cm, Female: 49–55 cm

Weight: Male: 20–23 kg, Female: 20–23 kg

Icelandic Sheepdog

Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Origin: Iceland

Temperament: Happy, friendly and curious

Height: Male: 46 cm (Adult), Female: 42 cm (Adult)

Weight: 9.1 – 14 kg

#7 New Guinea Singing dog

Life expectancy: 15 to 20 years

Origin: New Guinea

Temperament: Independent, carefree and smart

Mass: 9 – 14 kg (Adult)

Height: 31 – 46 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

#8 Spanish Mastiff

Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years

Origin: Spain

Temperament: Confident, loving and noble

Weight: Female: 52–77 kg, Male: 90–100 kg

Height: Female: 72–88 cm, Male: 77–88 cm

#9 Swedish Vallhund

Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Origin: Sweden

Temperament: Alert, friendly and excitable

Weight: Male: 9–14 kg, Female: 9–14 kg

Height: Male: 32–34 cm, Female: 30–32 cm

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*Throwback* On our evening walk in Hokitika we went to the Hokitika Gorge. Have you ever seen such a beautiful blue river?!! It’s so unreal…unbelievable! It was one of our favourite locations. There were barely some people there…which is understandable, when we arrived we made the mistake and left the door from our car open for a few minutes, the car was absolutely full with sandflies within this short moment! Luckily we always had an insect repellent in the car! (The 2 most important things when you travel around NZ are insect rebelled and sunscreen! Always carry those with you! 😅) We had to keep moving all the time otherwise we would have been full with sandfly bites! We were so exhausted after the easy walk as we had to do some slick ninja moves to get rid if the sandflies. . . . . . . 🔹7.5 months🔹Hokitika Gorge, NZ

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#10 Catahoula Leopard dog

Life expectancy: 10 to 14 years

Origin: USA, Louisiana

Temperament: Affectionate, independent and soft-hearted

Weight: Male: 16–48 kg, Female: 16–45 kg

Height: Male: 56–58 cm, Female: 51–61 cm

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Top of the mountain.

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#11 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Life expectancy: 10 to 14 years

Origin: Canada

Temperament: Loving, athletic and careful

Height: Female: 42–51 cm, Male: 45–54 cm

Weight: Female: 17–20 kg, Male: 20–23 kg

#12 Kooikerhondje

Life expectancy: 12 to 14 years

Origin: Netherlands

Temperament: Quick, loving and intelligent

Mass: 9 – 11 kg

Height: 35 – 40 cm (At the withers)

#13 Stabyhoun

Life expectancy: 13 to 14 years

Origin: Netherlands

Temperament: Calm, loyal and obedient

Mass: Male: 23 – 25 kg (Adult), Female: 20 kg (Adult)

Height: Male: 53 cm (Adult, At the withers), Female: 50 cm (Adult, At the withers)

#14 Swedish Lapphund

Life expectancy: 12 to 14 years

Origin: Sweden

Temperament: Lively, sweet and loving

Height: Female: 40–46 cm, Male: 45–51 cm

Weight: Female: 19–21 kg, Male: 19–21 kg

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Relaxing morning! #Bailey #swedishlapphund #lapphundsofinstagram

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#15 Chinook

Life expectancy: 13 to 15 years

Origin: USA, New Hampshire

Temperament: Calm, affectionate and noble

Weight: Male: 25–41 kg, Female: 25–41 kg

Height: 53–69 cm (Adult, At the withers)

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#derp #derpyface #chinookdog #ilovemydog

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#16 Finnish Spitz

Life expectancy: 12 to 14 years

Origin: Finland

Temperament: Vocal, excited and joyful

Height: Male: 44–50 cm, Female: 39–45 cm

Weight: Male: 12–13 kg, Female: 7–10 kg

#17 Kuvasz

Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years

Origin: Hungary

Temperament: Loyal, clownish and careful

Height: Male: 70–76 cm, Female: 65–70 cm

Weight: Male: 45–52 kg, Female: 35–40 kg

Do you have any of these gorgeous puppies yourself? Do you want one? Tell us about it in the comments!

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