8. The Fila Brasileiro
The Fila Brasileiro, also known as the Brazilian Mastiff, is one of the rarest dogs around. It known as a guard and hunting dog and as its name suggests, the dog is coming from Brazil and is known mostly for its excellent tracking ability and aggressive nature. It is a type of breed that is very wary of strangers and incredibly loyal to their masters and owners, as they are naturally quite protective. This makes them most excellent guardians. Actually, Brazil even has a common saying which states “as faithful as a Fila Brasileiro” for the honor of the dogs’ temperament and loyalty.
There are more rare breeds out there, but these are certainly rare indeed. Should you be interested in acquiring a rare breed dog, be sure to do a lot of research on them so you know if they are family friendly. Of course, the kind of dog you want will depend on what you really want the dog for. If you’re seeking a rare guard dog, search for such. If you want a rare hunting dog, search for that type. It is also advised to talk to others who have rare dogs to get their opinion.
These dog breeds tend to be very devoted to their masters and owners, whereas many popular breeds are not needed to do traditional work in modern society. Be sure that when you are seeking a pure bred rare dog that you acquire the dog from a reputable breeder. There are some breeders out there that are just in it for the money and don’t necessarily care much about the dogs themselves. Ask them what types of food they feed the dogs, check out their living arrangements, and be sure you get papers assuring you that the dogs are pure bred. Many times you can find excellent breeders online and check out any reviews posted. Also, check with the American Kennel Club for all sorts of information and resources available on all types of breeds. The best of luck to you on your search!