Motorola Scout Trainer 50 on Sale!

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The Motorola Scout Trainer 50 (SCOUTTRAINER50) is on sale for another week!

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SCOUTTRAINER50 is an advanced remote dog training system that utilizes 4 modes of communication with your dog.  The Push-to-Talk feature is similar to the technology in Motorola’s 2-way radios.  It also includes Tone, Vibration and Static Connection.  There are 15 levels of static correction, dependent on your needs at the time of training and the temperament of your dog.

Give your dog some freedom from the leash with the Motorola ScoutTrainer50! You will have all the tools you need to manage your dog at home, while out hiking, or at the park.

The SCOUTTRAINER50 is on sale online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion from every sale will be donated to a pet charity or Rescue.

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Motorola Pet Products Spring Sale

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Sale on Motorola pet products!

ShopForPuppy is excited to announce a Spring Sale for all Motorola pet products.  Motorola is a leader in the electronics industry, and their products made for pets are sure to make your busy life easier with your favorite furry friend.

Motorola Pet Products Sale

 

Motorola pet products on sale include WiFi pet cams, no bark collars, remote trainers and wireless fence.

Hurry!  This sale ends May 10, 2016.  Most items ship for free in the USA.  Low international shipping.  Shop online at Motorola Sale at ShopForPuppy.  As always, a generous donation from each sale will be donated to Rescue.

Freeze-Dried or Dehydrated Pet Treats — Which is Better?

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Purchasing or making your own dehydrated pet treats is a very healthy option for your dogs and cats.  I have a small dehydrator and I try to make dehydrated beef liver and dehydrated salmon jerky treats for my two XL dogs.

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Dehydrating your own pet treats is an inexpensive way to provide treats for your pets, but it is time-consuming and messy.  If your schedule does not allow the luxury of making your own dehydrated treats, then consider buying the freeze-dried raw treats available on the market.

The process of freeze-drying is superior to dehydration.  Dehydration removes the moisture from the food, but it is still essentially cooking as most dehydration processes use very low steady warmth to extract the moisture over an extended period of time.  It will remove the moisture from the pet food, but freeze-drying preserves more of the nutritional content.  When food is freeze-dried, all of the proteins, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals from the raw whole food remains intact.

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Freeze-dried raw is a light and dry product because all of the water and moisture has been removed.  Microorganisms need water to survive, so the spoilage is suspended without the need for chemical preservatives.  Freeze-dried pet food is packaged in air-tight containers for additional shelf-life.

Commercially produced freeze-dried dog foods and pet treats are available on the market today.  Our personal favorite is TruDog freeze-dried raw treats (and TruDog freeze-dried raw dog food.  TruDog freeze-dried raw dog food gets the highest 5-star rating from DogFoodAdvisor.com, a trusted source for ratings of commercial pet foods.

Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats

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Freeze-dried raw is the healthiest way to feed your dog without actually feeding him raw.  Dehydrated whole food treats are a good choice, but even they are cooked at very low temperatures which destroys some of the nutrition.  Cooking destroys not only nutrients, but also enzymes in the food that are needed to digest those nutrients fully.

Freeze drying is the best method to preserve the benefits of raw food.  TruDog Freeze-Dried Treats are made with whole ingredients, with no added fillers, chemicals or preservatives.  All ingredients in the TruDog treats are sourced and made in the US.

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TruDog Surf & Turf Treats are freeze-dried raw and have only two ingredients — Wild Alaskan Salmon and USA-raised and sourced Bison Liver

 

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TruDog Gourmet Gobbler Turkey Treats are freeze-dried raw and made with only 5 ingredients: Ground Turkey with Bone, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver, Herring Oil and Natural Omega Blend

 

 

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TruDog Freeze-Dried Raw Beef treats are made with Beef, Beef Tripe, Beef Lung, Ground Beef Bone, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Beef Kidney, Beef Blood, Beef Fat and a natural omega blend.

 

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TruDog Savory Salmon treats are made with only 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon and freeze dried raw for optimal nutrition for your dog

 

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TruDog Bison Liver Treats are made with only one ingredient — 100% USA sourced Bison Liver and freeze-dried raw to maintain optimum nutrition.

All TruDog treats are made in the USA from USA-sourced meats, then freeze-dried raw for the optimal nutrition for your dog.  TruDog treats can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rescue and helping dogs in need.

K9 Kannon Tennis Ball Launcher Dog Toy

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Hyper Pet K9 Kannon Ball Launcher Dog Toy

If your dog loves to retrieve, this K9 Kannon ball launcher is a must have. I had a friend with an Australian Cattle Dog named Kody that wanted to retrieve all day long. She just couldn’t get enough! For anyone that knows and loves Heelers, you know how intense they can be. I sat with Kody for over an hour tossing the ball over a hill, and she kept bringing it back to me, with those pleading eyes, please play with me! She just loved it. The problem was that Kody wore me out!  I tried throwing the ball down over the hillside so she would have to expend more energy to bring it back, but I couldn’t throw it far enough.  The K9 Kannon launches balls up to 75 feet.

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K9 Kannon Ball Launcher Dog Toy

The K9 Kannon from Hyper Pet will alleviate getting sore arms if you have a dog that loves to retrieve. Let the K9 Kannon do the work! The standard K9 Kannon shoots up to 75 feet, and you can easily regulate the power depending on your dog’s needs or if you have limited space.

 

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Kids love the K9 Kannon too! If you have children in the family, let them exercise the dog while having fun.

K9 Kannon and K9 Kannon Mini

For smaller dogs, we recommend the K9 Kannon Mini which throws mini tennis balls. For larger dogs, we recommend the regular K9 Kannon which will provide endless hours of fun for your ball crazy dog.  The tennis balls are specially formulated by Hyper Pet so they are safe for your dog’s teeth.  You won’t have to bend over to pick up the balls, so your hands won’t get icky.  Replacement balls are available in case the original balls are lost.

The K9 Kannon and K9 Kannon Mini can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com  For an additional 10% discount off any Hyper Pet product, use the Coupon Code “HyperPet” during checkout.

Guideline to Boundary Wire for Pet Fence

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You want to give your dog the freedom to enjoy the outdoors off-leash, but you know it is imperative that they stay home within their own yard.  Many people make the decision to install pet containment systems, also known as electronic pet fence or invisible fence systems.  These systems are easy to install, don’t alter the landscaping, and they are cost effective.   A key component of underground pet containment systems is the boundary wire.  First, you must determine the length of wire needed for your project, then determine the gauge and strength of the wire.

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Comparison of Wire Gauges

The following illustrations show the boundary wires that are available.  All of the wire is compatible with Perimeter Fence brand systems and Invisible Fence.

PSUSA Solid Core Boundary Wire

PSUSA Solid Core Boundary Wire is available from 14-gauge (thickest) to 20-gauge (thinnest), and in lengths from 150 feet to 1,000 feet.

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20 gauge, 150 feet

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2500020
20 gauge, 500 feet

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P-WIRE
18-gauge, 500 feet

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P-WIRE-1000
18-gauge, 1,000 feet

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16GW
16 gauge, 500 feet

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16GW-1000
16 gauge, 1,000 feet

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14GW
14 gauge, 500 feet

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14 gauge, 1,000 feet

PSUSA Solid Core Boundary Wire Kits

Boundary Kits include the boundary wire, boundary flags and splices. Kits that are 500 feet have 50 flags and 2 splices, and kits that are 1,000 feet have 100 flags and 2 splices.

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20-gauge, 500 feet

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18-gauge, 500 feet

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18-gauge, 1,000 feet

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16-gauge, 500 feet

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16-gauge, 1,000 feet

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14-gauge, 500 feet

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14-gauge, 1,000 feet

PSUSA Twisted Boundary Wire

Twisted Wire allows you to create a neutral wire that does not activate the correction on your dog’s collar.  You can twist two wires together to make your own twisted wire, or you can purchase pre-twisted wire.  Twisted wire can be used to carry the signal from your transmitter box out to the main loop, but your dog will be able to cross it as it is neutral.

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20-gauge Twisted, 100 feet

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18-gauge Twisted, 100 feet

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16-gauge Twisted, 100 feet

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14-gauge Twisted, 100 feet

 

WiseWire

WiseWire® is a heavy-duty, high-strength, flexible, copper-clad steel wire. It has a custom grade steel core, metallurgically bonded with a copper cladding, that is uniform and continuous, creating a bi-metal conductor that acts as one and is corrosion resistant.

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20-gauge, 500 feet

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20-gauge, 1,000 feet

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18-gauge, 500 feet

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18-gauge, 1,000 feet

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16-gauge, 500 feet

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16-gauge, 1,000 feet

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14-gauge, 500 feet

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14-gauge, 1,000 feet

 

WiseWire Boundary Kits

WiseWire® is a heavy-duty, high-strength, flexible, copper-clad steel wire.   WiseWire Boundary Kits include one spool of WiseWire, boundary flags and splices.  The 500-foot kits include 50 boundary flags and 2 splices.  The 1000-foot kits include 100 boundary flags and 2 splices.

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20-gauge, 500 feet

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18-gauge, 500 feet

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18-gauge, 1,000 feet

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16-gauge, 500 feet

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16-gauge, 1,000 feet

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14-gauge, 500 feet

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14-gauge, 1,000 feet

Pet Fence Boundary Wire and WiseWire can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com. Use the Coupon Code “Wire10” for an additional 10% off all boundary wire.

BioBubble Aquarium Decorations

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BioBubble offers a number of Aquarium Decorations that are colorful and have vivid realism and detail. They will add an element of wonder and beauty to your aquarium or terrarium. Each ornament includes a printed card that tells a story of the resin’s origin.

BioBubble Amida Buddha Aquarium Ornament

Amida Buddha

BioBubble Loxton Keep Aquarium Ornament

Loxton Keep

BioBubble Pacific Reef

Pacific Reef

BioBubble Old Dive Helmet Aquarium Ornament

Old Dive Helmet

BioBubble Pirate Treasure Aquarium Ornament

BioBubble Pirate Treasure

BioBubble No Fishing Sign

No Fishing Sign

BioBubble Crashed Zero Plane

Crashed Zero Plane

BioBubble Apache Helicopter

Apache Helicopter

BioBubble Sunken Torpedo Boat

Sunken Torpedo Boat

BioBubble Sunken U-Boat

Sunken U-Boat

BioBubble Sunken Battleship

Sunken Battleship

BioBubble Sunken Fishing Net Boat

Sunken Fishing Net Boat

BioBubble Small Mystery Pirate Ship

Mystery Pirate Ship – Small

BioBubble Large Mystery Pirate Ship

Mystery Pirate Ship – Large

BioBubble Human Skull

Human Skull

BioBubble Small Human Skull

Human Skull – Small

BioBubble Pirate Skull

Pirate Skull

BioBubble The Old Stump

The Old Stump

BioBubble Skeleton Dish

Skeleton Dish

BioBubble Small Skeleton Dish

Skeleton Dish – Small

BioBubble Fountain Rock Tower

Fountain Rock Tower

BioBubble Small Pacific Reef

Pacific Reef – Small

BioBubble Woodland House

Woodland House

BioBubble Stone Dragon

Stone Dragon

BioBubble Old Stone Bridge

Old Stone Bridge

BioBubble Small Old Stone Bridge

Old Stone Bridge – Small

BioBubble Wood Bridge

Wood Bridge

BioBubble Stump Bowl

Stump Bowl

BioBubble Small Stump Bowl

Stump Bowl – Small

BioBubble Carmagnolle Dive Suit

Carmagnolle Dive Suit

BioBubble USS Monitor

USS Monitor

BioBubble CSS Virginia

CSS Virginia

BioBubble Ubud Wall

Ubud Wall

BioBubble Small Ubud Wall

Ubud Wall – Small

BioBubble Fallen Log Bridge

Fallen Log Bridge

BioBubble Vertical Ficus Roots

Ficus Roots – Vertical

BioBubble Horizontal Ficus Roots

Ficus Roots – Horizontal

BioBubble Vertical Rock Formation

Rock Formation – Vertical

BioBubble Viking Helmet

Viking Helmet

BioBubble Mow Cap Castle

Mow Cap Castle

BioBubble Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha

BioBubble Temple Guardian

Temple Guardian

BioBubble Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

BioBubble Madagascar Roach Tower

Madagascar Roach Tower

BioBubble Giant Leech

Giant Leech

BioBubble Angler Fish

Angler Fish

BioBubble Sunken Tugboat

Sunken Tugboat

BioBubble Small Temple Guardian

Temple Guardian – Small

The BioBubble decorative resins can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com. Use the Coupon Code “BioBubble10” for a 10% discount off each resin.

K&H Pet Cot

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The K&H Pet Cot is currently our most popular bed for dogs.  It’s not a surprise.  This bed provides a fully functional resting place for your dog, whether he is indoors or outdoors.  Many dogs suffer from pressure sores on their elbows and joints when they sleep on the floor or hard ground.  This bed will help to alleviate pressure points that cause pressure sores.

When used outdoors, it will keep your pet cool with its mesh cover.  Many dogs live indoors, but enjoy the great outdoors when their owners are out enjoying a backyard barbeque or lounging around the patio or pool.  It is made from 600 denier waterproof fabric with a mesh center.  Now your pet can enjoy the comforts of indoors while spending time outdoors.  Your pet will love this bed so much, you will want to have a bed for indoors use too.

We love this photo of the 7-week-old Border Collie puppies enjoying relaxing on the K&H Pet Cot at home.

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7-week-old Border Collie puppies enjoy their K&H Pet Cot

This bed can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of a Kuranda bed. It is currently our most popular selling dog bed! Your dog will enjoy it, and you will feel good knowing your pet is comfortable.   Don’t be fooled by the price though.  The Large K&H Pet Cot can hold up to 150 pounds.

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K&H Pet Cot

The bed is easy to assemble.  It can be disassembled easily for moving or storage.

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The K&H Pet Cot is easy to assemble

The K&H Pet Cot is available in 3 sizes:

The K&H Pet Cots can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com.  We support Rescues, so a portion from each sale will be donated to animal charity or pet rescue.

Guideline to Dogtra Batteries

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Dogtra offers replacement batteries for all of its transmitters (remote handhelds) and receivers (collars). Before ordering, use this guideline to determine the correct battery for your Dogtra model.

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Dogtra BP12RT

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Dogtra BP20R

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Dogtra BP2T

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Dogtra BP37W

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Dogtra BP74R

Dogtra Battery BP74RE

Dogtra BP74RE

Dogtra Battery BP74RS

Dogtra BP74RS

Dogtra Battery BP74T

Dogtra BP74T

Dogtra Battery BP74TE

Dogtra BP74TE

Dogtra Battery BP74T2

Dogtra BP74T2

Dogtra Battery BPRR

Dogtra BPRR

 

BP12RT for Transmitter (TX) Models:

  • 175NCP
  • 200NC
  • 200NCP Gold Series and 202CNP
  • 280NCP
  • 282NCP
  • 300M Series
  • 1500NCP Series
  • 1900NCP Fieldstar Series and 1902NCP
  • 7000M Series
  • 7100H Series (BOTH TX AND RX)
  • SureStim M Plus
  • SureStim H Plus (BOTH TX AND RX)

BP12RT for Receiver (RX) Models:

  • 7100NCP
  • 7102NCP
  • 1100NC
  • 1200 Series
  • 1900 Series and 1902NCP
  • 1500 Series
  • 1600 Series
  • 1700 Series
  • 1800NC Series and 1801NC, 1802NC, 1803NC, 1804NC
  • 1900 Series
  • 2200 Series
  • 2000T&B Series
  • 2000NC
  • 2000NCP Series, 2002NCP
  • 7100H Series
  • SureStim H Plus

BP15RT for Transmitter Models:

  • D500
  • T&B
  • RRS
  • RRD
  • 1100NC
  • 1200 Series
  • 1600 Series

BP20R for Receiver Models:

  • 175NCP
  • 200NCP Gold Series
  • 280NCP Platinum Series
  • 300M Element Series
  • 7000M Series
  • Surestim M Plus
  • EF-3000 (Old Style)

BP2T for Transmitter Models:

  • 1800NC
  • 2000NCP
  • 2002NCP
  • 2200NCP
  • 2202NCP
  • 2000T&B

BP37W

  • For 280C, 282C and ARC transmitters

BP74R for Receiver Models:

  • 2300NCP
  • 2302NCP
  • 2500T&B
  • 2502T&B
  • 3500NCP
  • 3502NCP

BP74RE

  • For EDGE Receiver Collar

BP74RS

  • For 1900S and 1902S Receiver Collars

BP74T for Transmitter Models:

  • 2500T&B
  • 2502T&B
  • 3500NCP
  • 3502NCP

BP74TE

  • For EDGE Transmitter

BP74T2 for Transmitter Models:

  • 2300NCP
  • 2302NCP

BPRR for Receiver Models:

  • RRS
  • RRD
  • RR Deluxe

Dogtra batteries can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.  Orders over $50 ship for free.

Rarest Dog Breeds in the US

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Rarest Dog Breeds in the US

Many of us can name the most popular breeds of dogs in the US.  When we think of popular breeds, we know that Labradors, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and Bulldogs top the list.  But how many of us know the rarest breeds in the US?  I own two Boerboels, which were only introduced into the US about 15 years ago.  A few years ago, I would have considered them rare.  They were accepted into the AKC in 2015, and they are already fairly popular and not considered rare anymore.

AKC just released its data from 2015, and the list of the 15 rarest breeds might surprise you.  We all recognize that the Labrador is the #1 most popular breed, but what is the rarest?  I know I was surprised.  Here are the rankings:

From left to right: #1 – Canaan Dog, #2 – Pharoah Hound and #3 – Dandie Dinmont Terrier (pictured below):

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L to R: Canaan Dog, Pharaoh Hound and Dandie Dinmont Terrier

From left to right: #4 – Sussex Spaniel, #5 – Bergamasco and #6 – Skye Terrier:

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L to R: Sussex Spaniel, Bergamasco and Skye Terrier

From left to right:  #7 – Pyrenean Shepherd, #8 – Chinook and #9 – Finnish Spitz:

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L to R: Pyrenean Shepherd, Chinook and Finnish Spitz

From left to right: #10 – Cesky Terrier, #11 – Otterhound and #12 – American Foxhound:

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L to R: Cesky Terrier, Otterhound and Amerian Foxhound are the 5th, 4th and 3rd rarest breeds respectively in the US

From left to right: #13 – Norwegian Lundehund, #14 – Harrier, #15 – English Foxhound (rarest breed):

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L to R: Norwegian Lundehund, Harrier and English Foxhound

So there you have it!  The rarest breed in the United States in 2015 is the English Foxhound, based on registrations in AKC.  With over 180 breeds recognized by AKC, the English Foxhound is the rarest.

Full Ranking of Most Popular Breeds in America

Don’t forget to get out and enjoy your dog, whether he is a purebred or mixed.  The best dog is the one that sits by your side every night.