Through geographic isolation and selective breeding practices, many dog breeds have been created to do man’s bidding and some just to keep people company. There are some breeds that are very popular, some have been phased out, and some are completely rare. Sometimes it feels as if everybody walking down the street has got a furry friend, yet you won’t find these types of breeds on every sidewalk. This is because some hail from far-off locales, while others have unique features such as talents like truffle-hunting.
Here are 8 of the rarest dog breeds around:
1. The Tibetan Mastiff
The Tibetan Mastiff is huge in size and is known for its solemn, but kind expression. It also has an impressive double coat. The Tibetan Mastiff is a rare and excellent guardian dog breed, but a reluctant member in organized activities like obedience. This breed has direct descendent right from the original Mastiff dogs of the ancient times.