The Most Unpopular Dog Breeds

Finnish Lapphund

This Arctic Circle native is a robust reindeer herder. Recognized by the American Kennel Club only in 2011, Finnish Lapphunds, or "Lappies," are known for their luscious coats

Irish Red and White Setter

Unlike its more popular cousin, the flashy Red Setter, the Irish Red and White Setter is less common. Traditionally used by falconers for its easily spotted two-tone color.

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Originating from a remote valley in Ireland's Wicklow Mountains, this rare terrier is a scruffy, strong working dog developed to hunt badgers. 

Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

This Dutch breed, resembling a lightweight spaniel, has silky fur with striking orange and white patches.

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

A playful rabbit-hunting breed from Portugal, the Podengo Pequeno is the smallest of the podengos, standing just 8-12 inches tall and weighing up to 13 pounds.

Ibizan Hound

These elegant and agile hounds from Ibiza are known for their speed, bred to chase rabbits. Distinctive features include their huge pointed ears. 

Plott Hound

Native to the US and North Carolina's state dog, the Plott is a striking scenthound with a brindled coat. Brought to America by German immigrant Johannes Plott.

Pharaoh Hound

 Known for their sleek, graceful, and aerodynamic build, Pharaoh Hounds have a distinctive smile when happy.