10 Fantastic Dog Breeds You've Never Heard Of

1) Bolognese.  This lapdog is known as the Bolo, and it adores a low-key, leisurely lifestyle

2) Treeing Tennessee Brindle This dog breed native to the Appalachian and Ozark mountain ranges in the United States. TTBs are intelligent and fast.

3) Norwegian Lundehund The Lundehund is smart, affectionate, and has an elastic neck that allows his head to touch his spine as well as ears that move forward and backward or even shut.

4) Ibizan Hound The Ibizan Hound is a unique Spanish canine. With amber eyes, large ears and red and white fur, this dog is graceful and deer-like.

5) Cane Corso The Cane Corso (Coni Corso) is a large, muscular dog found in 600 AD Italy as a war dog.

6) Schipperke The Schipperke (little black devil) is a small, energetic dog from Belgium. They are known to catch vermin.

7) Otterhound According to O'Neill, only 600 of them exist in the world. This breed is 'fun and great with kids,' she says

8) Canaan Dog The Canaan Dog is a guard dog that is also the national dog of Israel. If you have one of these dogs you may not need a security system.

9) Azawakh The Azawakhs are an ancient eighth breed from the Sahara Desert that is distinct from the Salukis

10) Saluki May seem weak at first glance, but its lean, tall build is well suited for speed and agility—a quality prized by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs as a hunting dog