These rare dog and cat breeds won't be found in any pet store near you. They are some of the rarest dogs and cats in the world - whether because of deforestation, loss of habitat, or lack of eligible mates to breed with, you'll be hard-pressed to find these canines and felines around the world. If you have found them, you are either a scientific researcher or a very wealthy person.
Think you've seen all the cats and dogs in the world? You are mistaken. Sure, 47% of Americans have a dog in their house and 37% have a cat, but that doesn't mean that they are experts in the field. There are some creatures out there that you didn't even realize existed.If you are curious about what is causing the dwindling populations of these dogs and cats, where you might find them, and what their eating habits are, you've come to the right place. We've got the 411 on these rare dogs and cats that you could spend a lifetime searching for.
Norwegian Forest Cat
Obviously, these cats call Norway their home, and they are one of the only breeds that are able to brave the Norwegian cold.
Loss of habitat is what made this cat's population dwindle. They can be found in Central and South America, if you look hard enough.
Pampas cats are so rare that very little is known about them, including their eating habits, habitat, and exactly how many of them are left in the world.