Recently introduced abroad, the Dutch retriever-pointer breed is rare.
The Mexican Hairless Dog, an ancient Aztec breed, is now rare and nearly extinct.
Dutch hunting dogs nearly went extinct after WWII, but are making a comeback as rare breeds.
Fluffy Romagna dogs, also known as "truffle dogs" in Italy, go truffle hunting.
Agility enthusiasts are slowly adopting the Hungarian herding breed Mudi.
"This rare shaggy breed was popular for hunting in mediaeval England and makes a great family pet."
Until recently, the existence of this extremely rare Thai breed was unknown.
Gazelle-chasing, West African sighthounds were not officially recognised by the AKC until 2011.
These small dogs with six toes and elastic necks were bred to hunt Puffins and are a rare and unique breed.