As humankind's relationship with dogs continues to develop, certain breeds will continue to thrive, while others will become increasingly rare.
The following is a list of the rarest breeds of dogs.
They're not too huge to squeeze into a bowl of cereal, but sizable enough that you can eat them straight off the surface of your kitchen counter.
There is only one species of dog, but they make up the most diversified group of terrestrial mammals on the entire globe.
They can weigh anywhere from 4 to 200 pounds and stand up to 32 inches tall while standing on their shoulders.
There's a good reason why Golden Retrievers are such a popular breed: in general, these dogs are extraordinarily well-mannered.
They come in a variety of patterns, including spots, stripes, solids, patchwork, and colors, including black, white, red, blue, orange, brown, and chocolate.
They might be stocky or slender, have long hair, short hair, or wire hair, and some of them even have fur that has the appearance of dreadlocks.
For thousands of years, people have been selectively breeding dogs for particular characteristics, typically with very specific goals in mind.