These Are the 7 Rarest Dog Breeds Across America

English Foxhound: Rarest breed, recognized in 1909, known for versatility, sociability, and friendliness, but scarce due to unfamiliarity and a preference for the American Foxhound.

Norwegian Lundehund: Hailing from Norway, renowned for unique anatomical features, including extra toes and remarkable flexibility.

Sloughi: Originating from North Africa, arrived in the U.S. in 1973, recognized by the AKC in 2016, still very rare with few breeders, known for grace and loyalty.

American Foxhound: Despite historical association, less popular due to hunting and athleticism, requiring attention and exercise, contributing to sparse numbers in modern homes.

Belgian Laekenois: One of four native Belgian dogs, recognized by the AKC in 2020, limited membership in the American Belgian Laekenois Association with 163 members.

Azawakh: Ancient West African origin, officially recognized by the AKC in 2019, lean and muscular dogs with fawn-color coats, slowly gaining popularity in the U.S.

Harrier: Medium-sized hound resembling a fit beagle, bred in medieval England to chase hare, good with children and family, recognized by the AKC in 1885, but still low in popularity in the U.S.