This sighthound breed originates from West Africa and is known for its elegant build and swift running capabilities. The Azawakh is a loyal and independent breed, often forming a strong bond with its owner.
This breed is notable for its split nose (literally meaning 'forked nose' in Turkish) and is one of the only breeds in the world with this distinctive feature. Originating from Turkey, the Catalburun is a rare pointer breed used for hunting.
Hailing from Hungary, the Mudi is a versatile herding dog, known for its curly coat and agile, athletic build. Despite their small size, they are energetic and make excellent working dogs or companions.
As the name suggests, the Otterhound was originally bred in England for otter hunting. This breed is known for its shaggy coat and webbed feet, making it an excellent swimmer. Otterhounds are now quite rare, with only a few hundred left worldwide.
This breed is known for the distinctive ridge of hair running along its back, growing in the opposite direction to the rest of its coat. Originating in Thailand, they were traditionally used for hunting and guarding.
This small Spitz breed from Norway is known for its unique physical characteristics, like six toes on each foot and the ability to tilt its head backward. Originally bred for hunting puffins on steep cliffs, the Norwegian Lundehund is a rare and fascinating breed.
This ancient breed is native to Mexico and is notable for its hairless body, although there are coated varieties. Xoloitzcuintlis are revered in Mexican culture and were believed to have healing and protective properties.
This is another hairless breed, known for its elegant, deer-like appearance. Originating in Peru, they come in small, medium, and large sizes and are known for their affectionate and loyal nature.