Like their human counterparts, dogs can be vastly different in their habits, appreciations, moods and personalities. But some stand out more from the pack.
In fact, some of the most compelling dogs come from rare breeds known for their award-winning characteristics. What are these rare breeds, though, and what makes them so unique?
Here, we break down 35 of the best rare dog breeds for those hoping to avoid adding yet another Golden Retriever to their clan.