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Otterhounds, Pulis and more dog breeds you've never heard of

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 26: Step aside, labradoodles and cockapoos. Designer breeds are eye-catching, but there are plenty of little-known canines with roots dating back centuries that are sure to be conversation starters at the dog park. And while some of these rare pooches might not be as ideal for family life as the golden retrievers of the world, others can be fabulous companions — if, of course, you can track one down (and pay the potentially high price). Here are a number of dog breeds that may have escaped even the most ardent dog lover's notice.

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Step aside, labradoodles and cockapoos. Designer breeds are eye-catching, but there are plenty of little-known canines with roots dating back centuries that are sure to be conversation starters at the dog park. And while some of these rare pooches might not be as ideal for family life as the golden retrievers of the world, others can be fabulous companions — if, of course, you can track one down (and pay the potentially high price). Here are a number of dog breeds that may have escaped even the most ardent dog lover's notice.

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