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Sometimes it feels as if everyone walking down the street has a dog, but you won't find these breeds on every sidewalk. Some hail from far-off locales, others have unique features like extra digits or talents like truffle-hunting. All of them are found in such small numbers that they sometimesaren't even acknowledged by the American Kennel Club. See which dogs made the list.

20 of the World's Rarest Dog Breeds

Stabyhoun The Stabyhoun comes from Friesland, a province in the Netherlands, and today there may be fewer than in existence. Stabyhouns make excellent hunting and guard dogs, and they’re also great at catching vermin like moles and rats.

The Kooikerhondje is a small spaniel-type breed of dog of Dutch ancestry that was originally used as a working dog, particularly in an eendenkooi or duck trap to lure ducks. Kooikers were popular in the 17th and 18th century and appeared in the paintings of Rembrandt and Jan Steen. The breed is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States, Canada and Scandinavia, where it is still relatively unknown.

Kooikerhondje“koy-ker-hondt-chuh” Seeing one of these dogs in the United States would be a treat because they are so rare.

Frisian pointer - Peter Wennink fotografie - : dieren

Frisian pointer - Peter Wennink fotografie - : dieren

Marrondales Herryt - Clubwinnaar 2016

Marrondales Herryt - Clubwinnaar 2016

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