Around here I've only see 2 pet Collies- the one I dog sat, and the one at the park. All the other ones I've seen have been at Rally or Obedience events . Just goes to show what's uncommon in one area isn't so in another!
I'm pretty sure I've only met 3 rough collies ever.
I've probably met around 2 dozen shibas, though.
Also, I've only ever met one bloodhound, one blue tick, one redbone mix, never a Black and Tan, and only a few foxhound mixes in shelters that got pulled from the south.
I'd say the most popular breeds here besides goldens, labs, and pits are probably cocker spaniels, doodle mixes, frenchies, wheaten terriers...
Then there are always breeds I don't think of as really common but I see tons of and I have to assume there are local breeders, either that or people just get one because they see them around and it builds up - a zillion westies, for example. Bernese mountain dogs. Havanese. I wouldn't be surprised to see these, but I often see 3+ out and about.
I know quite a few Dogue de Bordeaux, too. I know of at least 5 in my area.
Well I have a smooth coated Chow, lol. But aside from that, my aunt has a precious Alaskan Klee Kai. We have a client at work who does falconry hunting with her Wirehaired Vizsla. We see several Cotons, I once ran across a Black Russian Terrier in Petco (he was not nice. It was frightening) There is at least one Borzoi in town, and Brooks played with an Afghan at the dog park once. My boss has Wolfhounds. We see several Xolos and Chinese Cresteds.