8 New Dog Breeds You've Probably Never Heard Of

Recognized in 2016, originated in 1972 from a hairless Rat Terrier puppy in Louisiana.

1. American Hairless Terrier

Officially recognized in 2019, a non-shedding breed related to poodles, known for rarity in the US.

2. Barbet

Added in 2019, ancient hunting dogs known for speed and energy outdoors, but calm indoors.

3. Azawakh

Recognized recently, bred for hunting large prey, requires experienced owners.

4. Dogo Argentino

Imported from France in the '90s, originally used for hunting, needs exercise and space.

5. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Added in 2016, Dutch hunting dogs gaining popularity, energetic and trainable.

6. Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

With a unique look, these Hungarian sheepherders were added in 2016, shed little, and are intelligent.

7. Pumi

Known as "African Greyhounds," recognized in 2016, used for hunting game in Africa, can be reserved.

8. Sloughi