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

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  1. AmandaNola

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    I've met:
    Komondor
    Coton De Tulur (no clue on spelling)
    Swedish Vallhund

    And I saw a dog that looked like a PyrShep, but didn't talk to the owners.
     
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    Hmmm, that's kinda hard because it varies so much by area.

    I've met a couple Sloughis, Salukis and Ibizans, though the latter two aren't as rare.

    A few English Shepherds. A Leonberger and a Carolina Dog...ummm I'm really having trouble figuring out what's rare or not :p

    Oh, and Koolies! I've met a few of those!
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I've seen pretty much every AKC breed and then some. That's what happens if you end up at enough dog shows, lol.

    I see things like Canaan dogs a few times a month. Have met roughly 15 pyrsheps, 5 Cirneco dell'etna, Danish Swedish Farmdog, several mudi/croatians, lots of pumi, etc. Welsh sheepdogs are extremely rare in the US but I have met 5 that do dog sports around here. My trainer has one. My other trainer has a lacy, which aren't super common though I saw them a lot in Texas.

    I guess the rarest would be some New Guinea Singing Dogs and I didn't even see them at a dog event!
     
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    I met a pair of French Spaniels at my dog park once. I was like... What... what ARE those glorious creatures? aheh.

    Then I had to go home and google them because I had no idea they even existed prior to that moment.
     
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    Spinone Italiano? Dutch Shepherd? First 2 that came to mind that aren't "common".
     
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    There was an epagneul breton that went to the park in Texas. Not sure if that counts but I think they are a separate breed from their american counterparts.
     
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    I've met a Petit Griffon Basset Vendeen, a Spinone Italiano, a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, a Leonberger, and some Kelpies (maybe not rare, but uncommon here!). We also have a Potcake that comes into work but I think that's probably more of a type than a breed. I've also owned, and known a bunch of other Swedish Vallhunds.

    Now I have a Koolie and an English Shepherd!
     
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    Not counting dog shows, I've met a briard and spinoni. I know LostandConfused's English Shepherd, Hudson. I know a basenji who does nosework, and two Catahoula leopard dogs (rare up here anyway). Welshies are rare and I've met a bunch of those. That's about it. Everybody else around here seems to have labs, GSDs, huskies, or mutts with a few herding or sporting dogs thrown in.
     
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    Probably Azawakh. Either that or Portuguese Podengo Medio.
     
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    Several Filas. Several Cane Corsi. Ambers Beezer.

    I think I've seen a Podengo once, because I was with a Chazzer and that word was DEFINITELY used and I had no idea what it meant. So that doesn't count.
     
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    I'm not sure what counts as rare either, around my neighborhood it's all labs, goldens, pit bulls, and hound types (and mutts) so pretty much everything is rare to me. At work we have a Basenji, we also have a blue lacy. I don't know if the owner knows she's a blue lacy (she's not listed as one but that might be because it's not in the computer), but I have little doubt. One of the people I work with has a Tibetan Mastiff that comes in occasionally. Not sure what else, nothing super out there.
     
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    *snort* I was totally going to say "I met a Watson."
    I've met a few Berger Picards, my mom has a Catahoula or Catahoula mix, a Texas Blue Lacy (fairly uncommon in Ohio)
     
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    The most uncommon to my area... probably Newfies, Rotties, Old English Sheps, Wolfhounds, Airedales, Shelties. I don't really count any of those as "rare", but they are not often found where I live.
     
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    Hmmmm... I'd probably say Irish Wolfhound. There's one who lives in my general neighbourhood and it's probably the only one in town. I know one or two whippets in the town as well. There are a handful of other greyhounds. I had a Munsterlander come in recently. Don't think I've ever met one of those before.
     
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    So far the more rare breeds I've met or worked with include:

    - Cane Corso
    - Boerboel
    - Otterhound
    - Berger Picard
    - Podengos (both Medio and Pequeno)
    - Pumi
     
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    Podengos, beaucerons, Hudson the English Shepherd, basenjis, Ibizans, Corsi.
     
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    Probably a Beauceron. I only met her as a pup but she belongs to a friend of mine. She'd be around 2 now.
     
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    I have met some New Guinea singing dogs.

    Also a Portuguese Pointer.
     
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    Oh, we have a client who has a kangal. That dog is TALL.
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Other less common ones:
    Schipperke
    Afghan
    Flat Coated Retriever
    Large Munsterlander
    Alaskan Klee Kai
     

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