4 Less Common Dog Breeds That Make Good Pets

There are so many dog breeds, it's not surprising that some breeds crop up and you've never heard of them before. Here's some handsome, less common dog breeds that are family friendly and relatively easy to raise.

Rhodesian Ridgeback (African Lion Dog/Hound)

Less Common Dog Breeds That Make Good Pets

Origin: Rhodesia

Height: Males - 63–69 cm (25–27 in), Females - 61–66 cm (24–26 in)

Temperament: Rhodesian ridgebacks are loyal, intelligent and reserved towards strangers. They are sensitive to poor treatment when young and require award based training and socialisation. They protect their families and can become excellent guard dogs with adequate training. It doesn't require extensive exercise.

They're called "ridgeback" because their fur causes a line down their back:

Samoyed (Samoyedskaya)

Origin: Russia

Height: 24 inches

Temperament: Despite it's wolf like appearance, they're incredibly friendly, gentle and energetic dogs. They're considered to be multi talented dogs which require quite a lot of exercise. They can be white, cream or golden in colour.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Origin: Ireland

Height: 19 inches

Temperament: These dogs are very good with kids and shed very little fur. They're very affectionate to their owners.

Vizsla

Origin: Hungary

Height: 24 inches

Temperament: A super friendly dog that's low maintenance and sheds very little.

Which one is your favourite?

What other less common dog breeds do you know to be very friendly?

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What Guys Said 18

  • I LOVE DOGS🐶🐶🐶❤❤❤

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  • Is a lab less common? I think so.

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  • Pretty sure IDubbbz said the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a species of pickle
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    Just messing with you :p

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  • Indian pariah dogs! So loyal, so friendly... so hopeless :/

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  • There's a homeless dude that lives near my stoop, what if I put him on a leash and fed him table scraps?

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  • Uh Belgian malinois.

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  • Dogs are intelligent creatures, they don't deserve to be conditioned into being subservient to us humans. Where is our sense of justice?

    That being said, I want a Tibetan Mastiff!
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  • Would love Samoyed in white colour, which probably wouln't be a good diea Lol

    I'm a dog person myself.

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  • My rescue Pit Bull is a sweetheart. We are the majority.

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  • I like them all.

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  • Nice Take, Samoyed is my favorite, but I like them all.

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  • Last one looks like daschund

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  • images.duckduckgo.com/.../

    i like these dogs. they are russian bear hunting dogs.

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  • I swear it I wanna a Samoyed , but I live in a hot country soo
    I got a golden retriever and I really really love dogs

    But just quick question is there a difference between a dog and a hound?

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    • I think there might be an old meaning that isn't really put into play nowadays. I would guess that hounds are hunter gatherer or sporting type dogs, who have a job basically and are more than just "pets", but that could be completely wrong so you should look it up!

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    • @Waffles731 thank you very much 😄

    • @Waffles731 So I was kind of right?

  • Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever. Very intelligent, but also very high-energy so they require a lot of attention and space; not an apartment dog.

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  • ii saw the 'sheds very little'

    where do i pay

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  • I love dogs!!! ❤❤❤❤❤ can I have them all pleaszsssseeee?

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  • I like vizslas

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What Girls Said 14

  • CUTE

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  • I love the samoyed it's so beautiful I heard about those before and I like the Ridgeback

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  • I want a Wheaten. My friend had a Sammy but he died recently. They're like big Poms.

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  • I don't know of any uncommon ones, but as far as common ones that are often frowned upon for their stereotype of being aggressive:

    rottweilers and pitbulls make the BEST pets. They're the goofiest, kindest and most devoted dogs I've ever come across.

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    • Any dog can be aggressive if not brought up right. All breeds can be loving and friendly. :)

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    • I'm working on a take on Pit Bulls and I will post it later :]

    • I have had chows my whole life. Never had a mean one or one that but anyone, but that's all I hear about. They get lumped in with the other "killer" breeds :(

  • Aww I love Samoyed dogs❤

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  • Samoyed are beautiful dogs. I think if I get one, I will name it Ghost.

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  • I think it would also be great to look into Rhodesian rescues. The breed is rare, and there are dogs born without the ridge, rendering them useless to breeders and showers. In the past, those puppies were killed, often not humanely.

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  • Cute dogs :)

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  • Pomapoo's 😍😍😍

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  • I kinda want an Alaskan Klee-Kai

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  • I have a vizsla! best dog ever, though they require soooo much exercise

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  • I haven't heard of 3 of them. But so cute.

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  • You forgot to add that viszlas are EXTREMELY high energy, and often become so bonded to their owner that they become destructive when left alone due to separation anxiety. They don't call them velcro dogs for nothing. But they are so smart and are such great dogs.

    Rhodesian Ridgebacks are also excellent for long distance jogging partners. They're said to be able to keep up with a horse for miles, and they're very tolerant to heat.

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  • I have a friend who had a Rhodesian Ridgeback. He's so adorable!

    The only rare breed of dog I know is called Fila Brasileiro. I wouldn't say they're very friendly to strangers but they're guard dogs that are extremely loyal to their owners. They're huge too because they're a mastiff breed and have to be properly trained form when they're puppies. I've only seen this breed once a few years ago at a vet. Because of their extreme loyal nature, I remember the nurse cautioning the people in the waiting room that such and such type of dog is coming out of the vet's office and to watch our pets and all. I googled to learn more about this breed of dog when I went home.

    I love dogs! :)

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