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17 Rare Dog Breeds That'll Turn Your Heart To A Big Ol' Pile Of Mush

MUST. PET. ALL. OF. THEM.

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1. Mudi

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Origin country: Hungary

Life expectancy: 12-14 years

Temperament: Lively, athletic, intelligent

Why you should be obsessed: LOOK AT THEIR BEAUTIFUL COATS AND EYES!!! THEY'RE JUST LIL' BABY SHNOOKUMS!!!!!!!!

2. Turkish Pointer

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Origin country: Turkey

Life expectancy: 10-13 years

Temperament: Calm, loyal, athletic

Why you should be obsessed: THEY HAVE LIL' SPLIT NOSIES THAT ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THEY'RE FLARING THEIR NOSTRILS AND WE STAN!!!

3. Norwegian Lundehund

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Origin country: Norway

Life expectancy: 12-15 years

Temperament: Alert, protective, quick

Why you should be obsessed: They're like tiny German shepherd/fox babies!!!!!!!!

4. Leonberger

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Origin country: Germany

Life expectancy: 8-9 years

Temperament: Gentle, friendly, loving

Why you should be obsessed: THEY'RE HUGE STIMKY BOYES AND I JUST WANNA PUT A SADDLE ON ONE AND RIDE HIM OFF INTO THE SUNSET HAPPILY.

5. Karelian Bear Dog

Instagram: @sompppu

Origin country: Finland

Life expectancy: 11-13 years

Temperament: Cautious, independent, brave

Why you should be obsessed: PUPPY EARS!!!!!!!!!!

6. Icelandic Sheepdog

Instagram: @lunudottir

Origin country: Iceland

Life expectancy: 12-15 years

Temperament: Friendly, inquisitive, cheerful

Why you should be obsessed: They look like really, really soft forest nymphs!!!!!!

7. New Guinea Singing Dog

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Origin country: New Guinea

Life expectancy: 15-20 years

Temperament: Intelligent, aloof, independent

Why you should be obsessed: THEY. SING.

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(YOSSSSS DIVA!)

8. Spanish Mastiff

Instagram: @littlelucys

Origin country: Spain

Life expectancy: 10-12 years

Temperament: Affectionate, noble, self-assured

Why you should be obsessed: They're SOOOOOY LARGE and SQUISHY. Like, 14/10 would SMOOOOOSH!!!!!!!

9. Swedish Vallhund

Instagram: @inukis

Origin country: Sweden

Life expectancy: 12-15 years

Temperament: Friendly, energetic, watchful

Why you should be obsessed: THEY ARE QUITE LITERALLY SMOL CORGI/HUSKY BABERS. NOT. A. DRILL.

10. Catahoula Leopard Dog

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Origin country: Louisiana, United States of America

Life expectancy: 10-14 years

Temperament: Independent, gentle, loving

Why you should be obsessed: THEY'RE GORGEOUS MERLE LOVELIES!!!

11. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Instagram: @two_tremendous_tollers

Origin country: Canada

Life expectancy: 10-14 years

Temperament: Outgoing, patient, loving

Why you should be obsessed: They're...they're prettier than I am...?

12. Kooikerhondje

Instagram: @criterionkooikers

Origin country: Netherlands

Life expectancy: 12-14 years

Temperament: Affectionate, intelligent, agile

Why you should be obsessed: They're my honey bunches, sugar plums, pumpy-umpy-umpkins. They're my sweetie pies. They're my cuppycakes, gumdrops, shnoogums, boogums, they're the apples of my eye.

13. Stabyhoun

Instagram: @stabijmette

Origin country: Netherlands

Life expectancy: 13-14 years

Temperament: Devoted, obedient, calm

Why you should be obsessed: They're beautiful, freckly COW BABIES!!!

14. Swedish Lapphund

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Origin country: Sweden

Life expectancy: 12-14 years

Temperament: Kind, affectionate, lively

Why you should be obsessed: They're like floofy bear/bat hybrids with ears absolutely BEGGING for the scritch-scrotch!!!!!!!!!

15. Chinook

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Origin country: New Hampshire, United States of America

Life expectancy: 13-15 years

Temperament: Friendly, dignified, calm

Why you should be obsessed: THEY'RE BIG, BLOND GERMAN SHEPHERD-ESQUE DERPS!!!

16. Finnish Spitz

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Origin country: Finland

Life expectancy: 12-14 years

Temperament: Playful, happy, vocal

Why you should be obsessed: OKAY POMERANIAN/SHIBA VIBES!!! 100% organic snug-a-bug.

17. Kuvasz

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Origin country: Hungary

Life expectancy: 10-12 years

Temperament: Clownish, patient, protective

Why you should be obsessed: THEY'RE BIG OLE FLOOFY CHUMKERS!!! What more could one POSSIBLY want?!?!?!?!?

Which rare dog breed is your fave?! Let us know in the comments!!!

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