8 Least Wanted Dog Breeds

English Foxhound

Bred for fox hunting from Greyhounds, Fox Terriers, and Bulldogs, the English Foxhound is a friendly and energetic breed, gentle with pets and children, but not very popular in North America.

Cesky Terrier

A crossbreed of the Scottish Terrier and Sealyham Terrier, the Cesky Terrier is a quiet, calm dog, ideal for families seeking a relaxed pet, though its unique appearance makes it less common.

Norwegian Lundehund

Known for its highly flexible joints and an extra sixth toe, the Norwegian Lundehund is a rare breed with distinctive physical traits that enable it to fit into small crevices.

American Foxhound

Larger than the English Foxhound, the American Foxhound is known for its excellent scent-tracking abilities, active nature, and loyalty, but requires significant stimulation.


Often mistaken for beagles due to their muscular build, Harriers are small-sized, strong, and agile hound dogs, admired for their abilities, yet less common.

Dandie Dinmont Terriers

With a dachshund-like body and pom-pom-like head, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a rare Scottish breed known for its energetic nature and propensity to dig.


This Hungarian breed, recognized for its mop-like fur, is large, shaggy, and loyal, requiring space and extensive grooming, making it a national treasure in Hungary but rare elsewhere.


Bred to hunt otters with its webbed feet, the Otterhound is a strong, fast, and endangered breed, with fewer than 1,000 remaining in the U.K.