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There are 17 stunning rare dog breeds you’ve probably never seen or heard of before.

There are many canine subspecies to choose from. They can be selectively bred to perform specific tasks, exhibit particular personality traits, and ev..

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Dogs come in a wide variety of breeds and sizes around the globe. They can be bred for specific purposes, temperaments, and even environmental hardiness. You’d be hard pressed to name even a fraction of the available puppies, there are so many. In light of this, we have compiled a list of numerous unique puppies to satiate your craving for canine companionship. Detailed information about each breed is included as well. If you’re using this as a resource to choose a breed of dog, you can learn everything you need to know about them from their average lifespan and place of origin to their typical weight and height.

Look no further.

#1 Mudi

12- to 14-year life expectancy

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Origin: Hungary

Temperament: Smart, outgoing and lively

Inches: 41-47 for men and 38-44 for women

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Men should weigh between 11 and 13 kilogrammes, and women should weigh between 8 and 11 kg

The crowd is waiting for the (foot)ball to start. The hashtags “dog,” “pet,” “animal,” “Hungarian,” “mudi,” “happy,” “fun,” “sheparddog,” “sweet love,” “beauty dog,” “my love,” “mudisofinstagram,” “dogsofinstagram,” “hungariandog,” “hungary,” “budapest,” “wonderful,” “cifra,” “puppy,” “mudiwoof,” “puppyoftheday,” “dogslife,” “

Fabulous life of a mudidog shared by mudiwoof (@mudiwoof) on Jul 5, 2018 at 4:00pm PDT

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#dannythemudi Celebrates his third birthday today #birthday #bursdag #cutepuppy #dogphotography #merle #merledog #puppy #mudi

The following was shared on Twitter by Hilde Ingebrigtsen (@hildebrixen) on July 8, 2018 at 7:52am PDT:

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#2 Turkish pointer

Between 10 and 13 years is the average lifespan.

Origin: Turkey

Temperament: Loving, chill, and athletic

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Males average 60 cm, females 66 cm in height.

Males weigh 25-34 kg, while females are 20-30 kg.

 

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I’m good with that ayran gönüllüyüm. A sigh of relief, a gene aşk oldum. #catalburun

At 2:07AM on May 8th, 2017 PDT, Hobi Olarak Gene Yap (@hobiolararakgeneyap) tweeted:

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#3 Norwegian Lundehund

Mortality rate: 12%; lifespan: 15%

Origin: Norway

Characteristics: quick-witted, perceptive, and fiercely guardian

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Weight: Female: 6–9 kg, Male: 6–9 kg

Men should be between 33 and 38 centimetres tall, and women between 30 and 36 centimetres.

 

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Zoom is back at home now. Research conducted today indicates that your tonsils are becoming increasingly inflamed. Two grass stalks in a single ficus tree at the top. Ten days from now, you will begin treatment with Metacam. Tags: #norwegianlundehund, #norsklundehund, #lundehund, #zoom, #puffindog, #valp, #puppy, #malinsupermagic, #supermagic, #dogmodel, #dogsofinstagram, #dogsofinsta #k9, #hundar, #dogs, #tonsiller, #metacam

A post shared by Malin – Super Magic (@malinsupermagic) on May 26, 2017 at 8:38am PDT

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If you’re a fan of the Norwegian lundehund, you should definitely follow my Instagram. Tweet this: “@we love norwegian lundehund #Love to tag?” * Please do so…. # Photos by and courtesy of @akselexplorer for the hashtags “dog” and “we love norwegian lundehund.”

This is a repost from 7/07/2018, 6:50 PM PDT, by Catherine (@we love norwegian lundehund).

#4 Leonberger

Eight to nine years is the average lifespan.

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Origin: Germany

Temperament: Loving, softhearted and affectionate

Women should be between 65 and 75 centimetres tall, and men between 72 and 80 centimetres.

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Women should aim for a weight between 41 and 59 kilogrammes, and men should aim for between 48 and 75 kilogrammes.

 

 

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Here, take some time to grab a sketchbook; we won’t be long. You can find more examples of these hashtags elsewhere on the Internet: #Ralph #Frank #insta dog #dogsandpals #cutepetclub #petstagram #dailybarker #leonberger #dogs of world_ #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #buzzfeed #sendadogphoto #bestwoof #a dogsworld #dogs and pups daily #insta dogs #dogs of

This is an earlier version of a post, originally published on July 9, 2018 at 5:05am PDT, that Ralph and Frank Cannavale shared on their Instagram account (@ralphslife2).

 

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I prefer taking a human shower to a dog shower.

It was posted on July 8, 2018 at 4:47PM PDT by Kiki The Leonberger (@tzatzkiki_).

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Karelian bear dog

Survival rate: 11–12 years

Origin: Finland

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Temperament: Courageous, careful and independent

Height: Male: 54–60 cm, Female: 49–55 cm

Both sexes weigh around 20-23 kilogrammes (44-51 pounds).

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#kaski #karelianbeardog #karjalankarhukoira #söpöliini #hauvavauva #jättikorva

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A post shared by Sonja (@sompppu) on Jul 7, 2018 at 3:45am PDT

 

 

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My dog’s ears are starting to rise, and he’s starting to look like #dobby the #karelianbeardog.

This is a repost from 7/5/2018, 6:41:00 PM PDT, by Samantha Jegenjan (@vikingarr).

Icelandic Sheepdog

Expected lifespan: between 12 and 15 years

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Origin: Iceland

Temperament: Happy, friendly and curious

Adult males measure 46 centimetres, while adult females measure 42 centimetres in height (Adult)

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Weight: 9.1 – 14 kg

 

 

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Boys 😂 💙 #icelandicsheepdog #islanninlammaskoira #gladur #turnukan

This is a repost from June 30th, 2018 at 1:20pm PDT, shared by Jonna (@lunudottir)

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A post shared by Aldur (@isfalletsaldur) on Jul 8, 2018 at 11:38am PDT

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#7 New Guinea Singing dog

Life expectancy: 15 to 20 years

Origin: New Guinea

Temperament: Independent, carefree and smart

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Mass: 9 – 14 kg (Adult)

Height: 31 – 46 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

 

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Salutations from Koga. I just got back from taking him to the vet, and I have to say, he was a model passenger. Today he rode quietly and curiously, and he showed me a lot of tender affection by laying his head on my hand. New Guineans: The Dog They Ease Into New Guineans.

The following is a tweet by Chepi, Kyber, and Ahsoka (@primitivepuppypack) from January 11, 2018 at 8:21am PST:

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#8 Spanish Mastiff

From 10 to 12 years is the average lifespan.

Origin: Spain

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Temperament: Confident, loving and noble

Males: 90-100 kg, females: 52-77 kg

Men and women are roughly the same height (77-88 cm) between 72 and 88 centimetres.

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The Spanish Mastiff, also known as the #FlavorOfTheMonth #Horchata flavoured #MiniDonuts, is available today at Austin Eats Little Lucys.

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On July 8, 2018, at 8:43AM PDT, Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts (@littlelucys) tweeted:

 

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#dogsofinstagram #puppy #puppylove #dog #dailydog #puppylife #doglover #doglove #happydog #instagramdogs #dogs #spanishmastiff

A post shared by Lupita, la de la Revolución (@revolutionlupita) on Jul 8, 2018 at 4:39am PDT

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#9 Swedish Vallhund

Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Origin: Sweden

Temperament: Alert, friendly and excitable

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Both sexes weigh between 9 and 14 kilogrammes (kg).

Males average 34 cm and females 30 cm in height.

 

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*Nostalgia* We visited the Hokitika Gorge on our evening stroll in Hokitika. Is this the most stunningly blue river you’ve ever seen? I can’t believe it, it doesn’t seem real. Among our favourite places to visit, this was definitely a highlight. Very few people were there, which is understandable given that we arrived and promptly left the car door open for several minutes, resulting in a swarm of sandflies that quickly filled the vehicle. Thank goodness we always seem to have bug spray on hand! Bug spray and sun protection are must-haves for any New Zealand vacation. Those are things you should always have on hand. We couldn’t have survived the constant biting of sandflies if we hadn’t kept moving. We were completely wiped out after the short hike because we had to employ stealthy ninja techniques to ward off the sandflies. 7.25 months The Hokitika Gorge in New Zealand

On April 29, 2018, at 5:23 AM PDT, Inuki shared the following post on Instagram:

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“Throwback to when I first learned “down”. _____ 8 weeks Wellington, NZ

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A post shared by Inuki (@inukis.adventures) on Nov 16, 2017 at 2:11am PST

#10 Catahoula Leopard dog

Life expectancy: 10 to 14 years

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Origin: USA, Louisiana

Temperament: Affectionate, independent and soft-hearted

Weight: Male: 16–48 kg, Female: 16–45 kg

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Height: Male: 56–58 cm, Female: 51–61 cm

 

 

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Top of the mountain.

This is a post by Maple (@lilmaplepup) from July 8, 2018 at 4:34pm PDT.

 

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Canine yawns sleepily… #zeus_thecatahoula #catahoulasofinstagram #catahoulalove #catahoulacur #catahoulaleopard #catahoulaleoparddogsofinstagram #catahoula #catahoulapuppy #catahoulasofig #catahouligan #catahoulapuppies #catawhat #happypup #happypuppy

This is an earlier version of a post by zeus thecatahoula (@zeus thecatahoula), published on July 5, 2018, at 10:54am PDT.

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#11 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Expected lifespan: 10–14 years

Origin: Canada

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Temperament: Loving, athletic and careful

Inches: 42-51 for women, 45-54 for men

Males: 23 kg, females: 17 kg

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We made it to the weekend, yay! . . . . . . . . Tags: #ducktollingretriever, #ducktoller, #tollers, #tollersofinstagram, #novascotiaducktollingretriever, #novascotiaducktollingretriever, #twotollers, #dog, #ilovemydog, #cutedogsofinstagram, #nsdtr, #tollersofinsta, #dogsofadelaide, #pupsofadelaide,

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Sharing a post by Hazel & Maple (@two tremendous tollers) from July 6, 2018 at 3:40pm PDT

 

 

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Puppy fever, ahhh I’m a baby Maple…. I recently uncovered this photo, which was taken with my dad’s antique camera, so please bear with the grainy image. Use hashtags like “#ducktoller #tollers #tollersofinstagram #novascotiaducktollingretriever #novascotiaducktoller #novascotiaducktollers #twotollers” and “#dog #cutedogs #ilovemydog #cutedogsofinstagram #nsdtr #dailybarker #funpetloveclub #thewoofdaily #toll

Hazel and Maple (@two tremendous tollers) shared on Jun 13, 2018 at 12:58am PDT.

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#12 Kooikerhondje

Approximately 12-14 years of life can be expected.

Origin: Netherlands

Temperament: Quick, loving and intelligent

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Mass: 9 – 11 kg

Inches: 35-40 (At the withers)

 

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#kooikerhondje #kooiker #npdd The most beautiful princess B.

This is a repost from @criterionkooikers (Kooikerhondjes Braam & Casper) from July 8, 2018 at 5:00pm PDT.

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Tags: #kooikerhondje #kooikerhondjepuppy #kooikerhondjedog #kooikerhondjegirl #kooikergirl #cutepuppy #dog #puppy #forest #kooikerhondje

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Bessidy Kooikerhonje shared (@bessidykooikerhondje) a post on Twitter on July 8, 2018 at 10:00pm PDT.

#13 Stabyhoun

Expected lifespan: between 13 and 14 years

Origin: Netherlands

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Temperament: Calm, loyal and obedient

Adult males weigh 23 to 25 kilogrammes (kg), while adult females weigh 20 lbs (Adult)

Male adult height is 53 centimetres (at the withers), while female adult height is 50 centimetres (Adult, At the withers)

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Baby sand snout having a good time. There are so many novel foods to try! No safe havens, please

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At 1:15PM PDT on July 8, 2018, Stabijhouns Mette&Wanda (@stabijmette) tweeted:

 

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Acting out a scene for the camera. Using the hashtags #stabyhoun and #stabijhoun

This was a post by Stabijhouns Mette&Wanda (@stabijmette) from May 8, 2018 at 8:49am PDT.

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#14 Swedish Lapphund

Between 12 and 14 years is the average lifespan.

Origin: Sweden

Temperament: Lively, sweet and loving

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Females are considered average if they are between 40 and 46 centimetres, while males are considered average if they are between 45 and 51 cent

Men and women of equal weight (19-21 kg)

 

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Hello, how have you been? As of soon, Ossie the Swedish Lapdog will be two years old and a member of the Morpelappenskennel.

A tweet by @ossietheswedishlapphund on May 22, 2018 at 12:18PM PDT

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Relaxing morning! #Bailey #swedishlapphund #lapphundsofinstagram

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Shared by Tyra (@swedishhuskygirl) on Jun 29, 2018 at 2:31am PDT

#15 Chinook

Expected lifespan is between 13 and 15 years.

Origin: USA, New Hampshire

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Temperament: Calm, affectionate and noble

Males weigh between 25 and 41 kilogrammes, and females weigh between the same amounts.

Variable between 53 and 69 centimetres in height (Adult, At the withers)

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#derp #derpyface #chinookdog #ilovemydog

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Post by Eileen O’Shea (@youluckygirl) from July 28, 2015 at 6:09pm PDT

 

 

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Here we go with some pictures of puppies being adorable. We had a blast with these one-month-old #chinookdog pups yesterday. Good night

Sharing what Eileen O’Shea (@youluckygirl) posted on July 23, 2017 at 8:45pm PDT

#16 Finnish Spitz

12- to 14-year life expectancy

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Origin: Finland

Temperament: Vocal, excited and joyful

Males should be between 44 and 50 centimetres tall, while females should be between 39 and 45 centimetres.

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Males should aim for a weight of 12-13 kilogrammes, while females should aim for 7-10 kilogrammes.

 

 

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Since my humans abandoned me once more, I’ve been chilling with @etrain410. She’s the greatest, and she lets me hang out with CodyLou (a foxdog and a Finnish spitz)!

On July 1, 2018, at 11:04 PM PDT, Scout (@scoutimuskdog) tweeted:

 

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Terve! This is Mila, and I’m calling myself. I was taught naapurimetsämiehelle kaveriksi in one year of university. If it’s not too hot, I’d like some hymyillään while I’m cooking. #finnishspitz #finskspets #mila #suomenpystykorvat #suomenpystykorva

On Apr. 26, 2018, at 8:49 AM PDT, Suomenpystykorvat (@suomenpystykorvat) tweeted:

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#17 Kuvasz

Expected lifespan: 10–12 years

Origin: Hungary

Temperament: Loyal, clownish and careful

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Men should aim for a height of 70-76 centimetres, while women should aim for 65-70 centimetres.

Weight: Male: 45–52 kg, Female: 35–40 kg

 

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Rádörrentek egy pipára, na én asszem’. The hashtags #debora #szivaros #jumbone #goldenretriever #kuvasz #kutyafuluszerelem #washandvauujpest #washandvaujpest

A tweet by kuvaszbabyLiza (@kutyafuluszerelem) from July 8, 2018 at 2:56am PDT

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Do you own one or more of these incredibly cute pups? Inquiring minds want to know: do you need one? Discuss it below!