21 Best Dog Breeds For Owners Who Want Something Different
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— Updated on 11 November 2022

21 Best Dog Breeds For Owners Who Want Something Different

— Updated on 11 November 2022
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Why do we love dogs so much? It could be their unconditional love, never feeling alone in their presence or just having somebody to talk to (sort of). Nothing brightens a day like an encounter with a great dog. Maybe it’s a chance encounter on the street, maybe you are visiting a friend with a new puppy. Better yet, you could be getting your own new addition to the family. With that in mind, we decided to compile a list of lesser-known dog breeds to look out for.

Here are 21 of the best dog breeds (best small dog breeds) for owners who want something a little different. Once you land on a breed, pick a cute name to match from our selection of 120. From pop culture dog names, specifically male dog names, specifically female dog names, to the classically popular dog names – they’re all there and ready to be used on your next furry companion.

Underrated & Best Dog Breeds

Thai Ridgeback

Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

Finnish Spitz

American Indian Dog

Spinone Italiano

Siberian Husky



Miniature Australian Shepherd



Pharaoh Hound

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


Berger Blanc Suisse

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chihuahua / Pit Bull Mix

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Images sourced from the legendary The Dogist 

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