Top 8 Dog Breeds That Can Go Extinct Soon

By Tena Burdge March 19, 2024, 11:21 AM

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1. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

This Scottish terrier breed has experienced a decline in popularity in recent years, leading to a decrease in breeding numbers and risk of extinction.

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2. Otterhound

The Otterhound is a rare British breed originally bred for otter hunting. Its numbers have dwindled over time, placing it at risk of extinction.

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3. Chinook

The Chinook is a rare breed developed in the United States for sled pulling and companionship. Its small population size puts it at risk of disappearing if breeding efforts are not increased.

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4. Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier, also known as the Bohemian Terrier, is a rare breed from the Czech Republic. Its small gene pool and limited breeding numbers contribute to its endangered status.

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5. Harrier

The Harrier is an English hound breed that has faced declining numbers in recent decades, primarily due to changes in hunting practices and lifestyle preferences.

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6. Norwegian Lundehund

This ancient Norwegian breed, known for its unique ability to hunt puffins, faces extinction due to its small population size and genetic health concerns.

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7. Finnish Spitz

The Finnish Spitz is Finland's national dog breed, but its numbers have declined outside of its home country, raising concerns about its long-term survival.

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8. English Foxhound

While still used for hunting in some parts of the world, the English Foxhound breed has experienced a decline in popularity and faces challenges in maintaining sufficient breeding numbers.

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