Rare dog breeds that you may not have heard of  

But some of the dogs on this list may be new to even dog lovers who think they know a lot about dogs.   

Hi, Azawakh The Azawakh is a breed of dog from West Africa that was originally bred to hunt and guard.   

Their short, smooth hair makes them look beautiful. In terms of personality, they tend to be independent, but also loyal and watchful.  

Leopard dog breed Catahoula The Catahoula Leopard Dog gets its name from the spots on its fur and from  

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Catahoula Parish in Louisiana, where it was first bred to hunt and group animals. The United Kennel Club says that this breed is well-known  

The Romagnolo lagotto Lagotto Romagnolos are Italian dogs that are known for being very good at finding truffles.  

They have beautiful curly hair, a great sense of smell, and are very smart and easy to train. Though, you only really find them in Italy because people use them there to hunt truffles.  

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