Least Popular Dog Breed in the U.S.


10 Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan Hound is a hound dog that is slender and nimble. The breed has two different hair types: smooth and wire. The smooth variety is the most prevalent. Some believe there is a third variety, longhair, however this is most likely a wire variation.

9 Lowchen

The Löwchen, or Little Lion Dog, is a tiny dog breed. The Löwchen once held the dubious distinction of being the world’s rarest dog, alongside the Portuguese Water Dog and the Havanese. Only 65 recognised representatives of the breed existed in 1973.

8 Sloughi

The Sloughi is a recognised domesticated dog breed that belongs to the sighthound family. It’s native territory is North Africa. The smooth Saluki of the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, as well as the smooth Afghan Hound, should not be confused with the sloughi. The Sloughi is a medium-sized, smooth-coated, athletic sighthound developed by Berbers in North Africa to hunt hare, fox, jackal, gazelle, and wild pigs. It is a long-lived breed prized in North Africa for its hunting abilities, speed, agility, and long-distance endurance.

7 Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is recognisable by its thick, thin, silky coat and a ring curl at the end of its tail. In Afghanistan’s icy highlands, the breed is selectively bred for its distinct characteristics. T Spay or Sag-e Tz is its local name.

6 Komondor

The Hungarian sheepdog, also known as the Komondor, is a huge, white-colored Hungarian livestock guardian dog with a long, corded coat. The Komondor, often known as’mop dogs,’ is a long-established dog breed that is commonly used to defend livestock and other property.

5 Pekingese

The Pekingese is a toy dog breed that originated in China. The breed’s name refers to the city of Peking, where the Forbidden City is located, and it was loved by nobility of the Chinese Imperial court as a lap dog and companion dog.

4 Puli

Puli is a small to medium-sized Hungarian herding and livestock guarding dog with a long, corded coat. The coat’s tight curls are reminiscent of dreadlocks. The Komondor is a similar-looking but considerably larger Hungarian breed. In Hungarian, the plural version of Puli is Pulik.

3 Azawakh

The Azawakh is a West African dog breed. It is grown in the Sahelian zone of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, and has ancient origins. The Azawagh Valley, after which the breed is named, is located in this region.

2 Borzoi

The Borzoi is a sighthound hunting breed of domestic dog that is also known as the Russian Hunting Sighthound and was known as the Russian Wolfhound until 1936. They are descended from worker dogs brought from Central Asian countries to what is now Russia prior to the 17th century.

1 Chinese Crested

The hairless Chinese Crested Dog is a breed of dog. The Chinese Crested Dog, like most hairless dog breeds, exists in two types, with and without hair, that can be produced in the same litter: Powderpuff and Hairless. The amount of body hair on the Hairless variant varies. A beard, or hair on the muzzle, is quite prevalent. A real Hairless usually doesn’t have as much stuff. A highly hairy Hairless differs from a Powderpuff in that the Hairless has a single coat with hairless regions on the body, whereas the Powderpuff has a thick double coat.