Least Popular Dog Breeds People Rarely Own

Norwegian Lundehund

This agile, spitz-type dog has extra toes and flexibility to climb cliffs and hunt puffins.


A nearly extinct British breed, the Otterhound has a loud baying voice and shaggy, waterproof coat.

Skye Terrier 

Elegant yet tough, the Skye Terrier has a long coat and was popular in the 17th century.

American Foxhound

Bred to hunt foxes by scent, the rangy American Foxhound bayed its way out of popularity.


This giant Hungarian sheepdog's corded coat resembles dreadlocks and requires extensive grooming. 

Sealyham Terrier

Once popular with British nobility, the feisty Sealyham Terrier is now rarely seen.

Irish Water Spaniel 

An adept swimmer used for waterfowl hunting, the curly-coated Irish Water Spaniel needs ample exercise.

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