Rare breeds you've met and less rare breeds you haven't

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Really? I see rough collies on a regular basis. Not so much at dog events, just as pets. Smooth collies much more rarely.
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! :)

And still adding to my list. LOL

Bullmastiff
Mastiff
Welsh Springer
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
 
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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.
 
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Icelandic Sheepdog
Watson the Welshie
Berger Picards
ALL of the English Shepherds
Shibas
Cardigans
Texas Lacy
Basenji (though I was like 4, so I'm not sure it counts)
 

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Well besides having a basenji and a shar pei...

Portuguese Pointer
Cane Corso
Spanish Mastiff
Tamaskan
Fila
American Hairless Terrier
Shiba Inus
Smooth Fox Terrier
PBGV
Neopolitan Mastiff
Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel
Leonberger
Spinone Italiano
Komondor
Puli

...and probably more that I can not remember...
 

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...

And still adding to my list. LOL

Bullmastiff
Mastiff
Welsh Springer
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
And still adding, as I realize some of the breeds I see at Top Dog aren't really that common away from there:

Belgian Shepherd
Malinois
Tervuren
Bearded Collie
Papillon (both erect ears and phalenes)
Italian Greyhound
 

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I met some Australian Koolies. They were pretty neat I guess ;)
 

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Oh yeah some other neat breeds at my traning club: a couple puli, a pumi, a blue picardy spaniel, and a blue lacy.
 

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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.
 

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I forgot the Swedish Vallhund that was in one of my puppy classes.

Also Koolies
Bouviers des Flandres
Otterhounds

I have met a lot of different dogs over the years...
 
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I really like to meet different breed dogs and the dog I saw in France - Basset Artésien Normand. They are not too cute but yes they look good and attractive too.

 
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I have met 2 dogs who were the only examples of their breed in my country so I count them as very rare:
Stabyhound
Portuguese Podengo
I just got a Portuguese podengo. And even rarer I got a black and white one. He's the best most loving funny hugger! Cant believe they haven't caught on here. Would love to find more around
 
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