These are the 13 rarest adorable dog breeds in the UK

But while breeds like the Labrador Retriever, French Bulldog, and Cocker Spaniel are growing in popularity, others are far less well known in UK parks.

In fact, there are a number of breeds that have not been registered with the Kennel Club once in the past year.

So if you have one of these canine friends consider yourself lucky – your four-legged friend is one of the UK’s 13 rarest dogs.

Developed as a hunting dog in Sweden by the founder of the Swedish Kennel Club, the Hamilton stovare did not have a single registration last year. However, it appears to be experiencing a resurgence – 10 have been recorded so far this year.

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Bred for his strong hunting instincts, keen sense of smell and speed, the Kennel Club did not receive a single Foxhound registration last year.

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Neither the short-haired nor the rough-haired Segugio Italiano, dogs with a keen sense of smell and easily recognized by their Dumbo-like ears, have been registered with the Kennel Club in the past five years.

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The Pyrenees Mastiff may have been popular in northeastern Spain for protecting herds in the high pastures of the Pyrenees, but they are used less here in the UK – with no registration in the past five years.

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