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31 Stunning German Dog Breeds – The Ultimate Guide to Dogs from Germany

When it comes to German dogs, there are more dog breeds than just the German Shepherd.
Written by Richard Jeng

When you think of German dogs, there’s one clear breed that comes to mind: the German Shepherd. It’s not all that surprising considering this European breed ranks second in USA popularity.

But, believe it or not – there are other German dog breeds. In fact, there are many, many more. Most of which, you’ve probably never even heard of. On the other hand, some have become household names.

With nearly 50 different dog breeds, Germany is ranked third in producing the highest number of dog breeds. They’re only behind France and Great Britain – both having 57 registered breeds each (FCI).

With that said, Germany has quickly become one of the largest markets for dog exports. Owners from all over the world have simply fallen in love with these wonderful dog breeds and the numbers have shown it.

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List of Recognized German Dogs

German dogs have consistently made the top 10 list for most intelligent breeds, most dangerous dogs, most expensive dogs and most popular police dogs. They truly are unique and versatile dogs.

There are many more dogs of Germany that aren’t on this list. But because we’re based in the United States, here are the 35 dog breeds that are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

31. Affenpinscher

Highlights: Confident, Brave, Humorous.

The Affenpinscher is also known as the “monkey terrier” for its eerie physical similarities and expressions of a monkey. These German toy dogs are full of curiosity, often said to be a little adventurous by nature.

Despite their small stature, the Affenpinscher is a bold and confident little dog. They have bright personalities and have a lot of affection towards their family.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The name Affenpinscher in German directly translates to “monkey-like dog.”
  • The French call these dogs “diablotin moustachu,” which directly translates to mustached little devil. 
  • Affenpinschers were frequently seen in old artwork dating back to the 1500’s. 

30. Dachshund

Highlights: Kind, Curious, Courageous.

There are few sights as funny and cute as the Dachshund. The world-famous wiener dog was bred in Germany, but have become a massive hit around the world. In fact, they’re the 9th most popular dog breed in the USA.

Don’t judge them so quick based off their short, stubby legs. Dachshunds are deceivingly fast and are known to be skilled hunters of small prey (such as rabbits and badgers).

INTERESTING FACTS

  • These dogs are famously known for their nickname, the wiener dog. However, the original name of the hotdog was the dachshund sausage.
  • The first official mascot of an Olympic game (in Munich 1972) was a Dachshund named Waldi. 
  • In 2014, the first British dog to be successfully cloned was a Dachshund named Winnie

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29. German Spitz

Highlights: Loyal, Energetic, Alert.

The German Spitz is the lesser known cousin of the Pomeranian. Still, they have the cheerful personality and physical characteristics of the Pom. It’s difficult to tell them apart other than the fact that the German Spitz is slightly bigger.

But if you’re looking for a medium German dog with a lively attitude and the upmost devotion, these dogs are worth a look. And if they pique your interest, take a long hard look at the Pomeranian as well (see below).

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The German Spitz exhibit many physical characteristics found in the most ancient European fossil dogs from the stone-age.
  • German Spitzes were brought to the United States and renamed to the American Eskimo dog because of anti-German sentiment. 
  • There are 5 variations of the German Spitz, each variety in a different size. 

28. German Shorthaired Pointer

Highlights: Friendly, Intelligent, Eager to please.

This German dog breed is truly one of the most versatile dogs to hail from Deutschland. German Shorthaired Pointers not only partake in some K-9 units, but are also acclaimed sporting dogs. They hunt all types of game (especially birds) and can even retrieve on land or water.

Combine all this with their affectionate personality and you have the ultimate German dog breed for owners with active lifestyles. Just make sure you give these dogs the physical activity they need to live a healthy life.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • German Shorthaired Pointers love to dig holes.
  • Hunters have given the GSP the nickname, the Jack-of-all-trades dog. 
  • The United States Air Force has a Shorthaired Pointer named Haus. His primary job is to locate bombs and explosives. 

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27. Great Dane

Highlights: Reliable, Calm, Friendly.

The Great Dane is nothing short of “great.” They are massive dogs with a surprisingly calm and friendly demeanor, often referred to as gentle giants. On the other hand, they tower over just about any other dog breed.

A Great Dane can weigh as much as 200 pounds and stand upwards of 40 inches tall. In fact, the Guinness World Record holder for tallest dog is a Great Dane named Zeus (fitting, no?). He was 44 inches tall. Amazing!

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Once a fearful hunter, the modern Great Dane had been bred to be great show dogs instead. This was due to the dying popularity of hunting.
  • Great Danes were once believed to help repel evil spirits and ghosts. It’s no wonder Scooby-Doo was a Great Dane!
  • In 1941, a Great Dane once diffused a bomb by urinating on it. This Great Dane was awarded two Blue Cross Medals. 

26. Doberman Pinscher

Highlights: Devoted, Fearless, Vigilant.

The Dobermann is the grand daddy of all Pinscher dogs, and possibly all German breeds. They possess both the brawn and the brains. A quick glance at this muscular 100-pound beast and you’ll know exactly why they’re such respected police and military dogs.

On top of that, they’re considered to be the fifth smartest dog breed. Not surprisingly, they’ve become premier guard dogs for families all over the world. Plus, they’re great with kids.

The tenaciously devoted Dobermann is not a dog you, or any potential thief, want to mess with.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Kurt the Dobermann was a WWII hero. He went ahead to warn soldiers of incoming Japanese troops, but unfortunately, a grenade set off and killed him.
  • Ear and tail docking were done to remove any weak spots on the Dobermann when engaging in fights. 
  • Dobermanns hate cold weather – avoid at all cost. 

25. Giant Schnauzer

Highlights: Kind, Loyal, Dominant.

If you’re looking for a superb worker and companion dog, look no further. The Giant Schnauzer is a stronger and larger version of the standard Schnauzer. They’re as unique as any dog, showcasing cropped ears, a docked tail and a beard with “eyebrows.”

Despite their physical appearance, they’re as loyal and obedient as any other German breed. Owners will tell you the Giant Schnauzer is high in spirits and gets easily bored. If you can keep these massive dogs entertained, they’re definitely a great choice.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • This dog’s name in German is “Riesenschnauzer,” which directly translates to: herculean monster with a walrus mustache.
  • The Giant Schnauzer was relatively unknown until the first World War, where they became popular military dogs.
  • Prior to working in the police force and military, the Giant Schnauzer was bred to be the ultimate multi-purpose farm dog.

24. Standard Schnauzer

Highlights: Obedient, Playful, Good-natured.

The Standard Schnauzer is the medium (or standard) version of the Schnauzer dogs. They’re about half the size of the Giant version and three times bigger than the miniature. But they possess all the characteristics that make the Schnauzer dogs great.

Not only are they highly intelligent, but they’re alert, agile, reliable and have great endurance. All these traits have made the Schnauzer one of the most popular dog breeds in Europe.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Schnauzer has made appearances in 14th – 16th century artwork by renowned German artists, including Rembrandt and Dürer.
  • Before the 19th century, the Schnauzer was a popular dog among peasant farmers for many centuries.
  • A Schnauzer, named George, made headlines for being the first dog to be able to sniff out cancer in a patient.

23. Miniature Schnauzer

Highlights: Spirited, Affectionate, Alert.

A Miniature Schnauzer brings all the spunk and boldness of a Schnauzer dog, packed into a little fluff ball. Aside from the small stature, they share the same physical characteristics as the Giant and Standard Schnauzer.

They’re by far the most popular Schnauzer breed. In fact, they’re the 17th most popular breed in the USA due to their great temperaments and small size. A huge plus is that they’re hypoallergenic dogs and perfect for ultra-sensitive dog owners.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Miniature Schnauzer are one of the healthiest and robust dog breeds in the world. They have very little congenital diseases associated with them.
  • Although a German dog breed, they were first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926.
  • Martial artist Bruce Lee owned a Miniature Schnauzer at one point.

22. Löwchen

Highlights: Cheerful, Playful, Friendly.

The Löwchen, which directly translates to “little lion,” is a German toy dog classified as a non-sporting breed. They’re happy, active and playful, making them fantastic companion dogs.

The Lowchens are some of the best show dogs because of their long and wavy coat, shaped in a lion-like cut. But what really makes this breed so favorable is that they don’t like to bark – a huge plus for many people like myself. Still, the Lowchen remains a relatively rare dog breed today.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • At one point, the Lowchen was considered the rarest dog breed in the world. However, they’ve made somewhat a comeback since.
  • Due to their scarcity, they’re considered to be the most expensive dog breed in the world.
  • These dogs can be traced as far back as 1442, where they’re present in old paintings, engravings, literature and tapestries.

21. Rottweiler

Highlights: Fearless, Confident, Good-natured.

When people think of a big, strong black dog, it’s probably going to be the Rottweiler. These intelligent canines have earned a spot on the 10 most popular dog breeds list (USA), and rightfully so.

They’re fantastic herders and even better guard dogs. No thief in their right mind would want to mess with a Rottie. Though they look absolutely terrifying, they do have a sweet and good-natured side to them.

In actuality, Rottweilers are calm and obedient. Thanks to Germany, we have one of the best guard (and family) dog in the world.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Rottweilers have a bite force of 328 pounds, roughly half of a shark’s bite force. Their powerful bite is stronger than that of a German Shepherd or Pit Bull.
  • The German name Rottweiler Metzgerhund translates to “Rottweil butchers’ dog.” This is because they were used to pull carts with butchered meat to markets.
  • The Rottie is one of the oldest herding breed and can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. They’re believed to be descendants of Roman dover dogs.

20. German Shepherd

Highlights: Intelligent, Brave, Obedient.

No German dog breed list is complete without the German Shepherd. It seems like every owner wants one, and the numbers show it. As the second most popular dog in the USA, they’re also the third most intelligent breed.

German Shepherds are also highly obedient, courageous and alert, making them premier police dogs around the world. If you have enough energy to keep up with them, they’re possibly the best guard/family dogs on the market. Their popularity speaks for itself.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A German Shepherd can learn a task with just 5 repetitions, performing with 95% accuracy.
  • There are two German Shepherds honored with a star on the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • After these dogs were enlisted as World War I military dogs, people took notice and were impressed. Soon after, they became a household name around Europe. 

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19. Pomeranian

Highlights: Sociable, Playful, Friendly.

Descending from the German Spitz, the Pomeranian is a small-sized spitz breed originating from Germany/Poland. They are perhaps the fluffiest dogs among all the German breeds – and that’s why we love them.

What other dog can rightfully own the nicknames “tumbleweed” and “pompom?” They’re typically cheerful and playful dogs. Also, they’re more intelligent than you think.

However, due to small dog syndrome, Poms can be aggressive toward other dogs. Regardless, a Pomeranian is a fantastic German dog but comes with a habit of excessive barking.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Pomeranian was made popular after being kept by a long line of royalty, including Queen Victoria in the 19th century.
  • Wolfgang Mozart dedicated a musical piece to his beloved Pomeranian, named Pimperl. 
  • Only three dogs survived in sinking of the Titanic in 1912, two of which, were Pomeranians. 

18. Poodle

Highlights: Intelligent, Obedient, Active.

For me, the most surprising dog to originate from Germany is the Poodle. They’re extremely smart, ranking second among all dog breeds for intelligence. As a result, they’re highly trainable and very obedient towards their owners.

There has been a lot of debate over the true origins of the Poodle. Many believe they descended from German water dogs, whereas others believe they descended from the French Barbet.

Regardless, the Poodle is a versatile dog that excels in dog sports, agility training, hunting, herding and more. They’re truly a “complete package” dog.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Poodle is an ancient dog breed. They’ve been seen on artifacts from ancient Rome and Egypt from the first century B.C.
  • Their iconic “lion cut” coat serves the purpose of keeping their vital organs and joints warm while swimming in cold water.
  • Although originating from Germany, the Poodle is the national dog breed of France.

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17. Boxer

Highlights: Loyal, Fearless, Calm.

The Boxer is a large German-bred dog known for its strong jaw, square muzzle, underbite and powerful stance. Despite these fearful characteristics, the Boxer is actually playful and bright.

On top of that, they get along quite well with children. They’re patient with kids, but also protective as well.

The misconception of the Boxer being a vicious dog is simply untrue. In fact, owners will tell you they’re not an aggressive breed by nature. Positive reinforcement is key to training a happy and friendly Boxer.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Boxers can be traced as far back as 2000 B.C., where they were popular dogs among the ancient Assyrians.
  • A Boxer named Brandy holds the Guinness World Record for the longest tongue – recording an astonishing 17-inch tongue.
  • Contrary to belief, the Boxer was the first dog breed to train for the German police force, and not the German Shepherd.

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16. American Eskimo Dog

Highlights: Friendly, Obedient, Protective.

Yes, the American Eskimo dog actually originated from Germany and not the Americas. Like the Pomeranian, this dog descended from the German Spitz and is part of the spitz family.

They were originally bred to protect property, which is why they’re territorial and vigilant by nature. However, they can be loving and affectionate family dogs too.

American Eskimo Dogs rank high in both intelligence tests and obedience trials, meaning they’re fantastic companion dogs. There are few dogs as eager and happy to please their owners as the American Eskimo.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • These dogs were renamed the American Eskimo dogs because of the anti-German sentiment during World War I.
  • In the early to mid 1900’s, the American Eskimo dog gained popularity as circus dogs, often traveling with shows across the nation. 
  • The American Eskimo was the first dog ever to be able to walk a tightrope.

15. German Wirehaired Pointer

Highlights: Willful, Devoted, Affectionate.

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a German griffon dog developed to retrieve a hunter’s game. They were so good at their jobs that they were considered to be the premier gun dogs. However, they’re mostly just hard-working family dogs today.

They’re the happiest when they’re around familiar people and showered with love. The German Wirehaired doesn’t always get along with people though. Owners describe them as aloof when dealing with strangers, but early socialization will help.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The German Wirehaired Pointer has a water-resistant coat that makes them perfect for various tasks in or out of water.
  • They’re called pointers because of a naturally tendency to point their heads and form the shape of an arrow. They often do this when tracking game, explosives or other interesting scents. 
  • It took at least five different dog breeds to carefully craft and develop the German Wirehaired Pointer.

14. Bavarian Mountain Hound

Highlights: Spirited, Quiet, Courageous.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a German scent hound developed to track down wounded game. They have a sharp nose that hunters rely on for their hunting trips.  However, their most notable characteristics are their thick, elongated head and neck.

Not only are they quiet and calm, but also extremely attached to the owner. To develop a good relationship with a Bavarian requires an experienced and patient owner/trainer. But if you manage this, you’ll have one of the best hunting companions Germany has to offer.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The nose of a Bavarian Hound is so amazing that it can differentiate the smell of an injured animal and a non-injured one.
  • These dogs were bred to be able to hunt and track in tough mountainous regions of Germany. 
  • The Bavarian Mountain Hounds were developed by crossbreeding the Hannoversche Schweißhund with skilled hunting dogs from the Alps.

13. Eurasier

Highlights: Vigilant, Calm, Patient.

The Eurasier, often referred to as the Eurasian dog, is a German spitz breed known for having a wonderful and pleasant personality. Although they’re excellent watch dogs, they are generally reserved and quiet.

They’re aloof around strangers but not too timid nor aggressive. In other words, they’re a very well balanced dog. A Eurasier needs its family and loves being a part of family activities. And for this reason, many say they’re the perfect German family dog.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • They’re called the Eurasian dog because they incorporate traits from both European and Asian dogs. For example, they have Chow Chow and Keeshond in them.
  • Although popular in Germany and Switzerland, the Eurasier is extremely rare in the United States.
  • It’s estimated that there are only 8,500 Eurasier dogs left in the world – most of them residing in Europe.

12. Elo Dog

Highlights: Obedient, Playful, Sociable.

The Elo dog is one of the more modern and recent dog breed to have been developed by the Germans. In fact, their development didn’t start until 1987. The goal of the Elo was to develop the ultimate family dog, and they did just that.

Elo dogs are naturally playful and loyal around their family. Of course, they get along very well with kids and can even be trusted with smaller children.

But because they’re so playful and energetic, they need a lot of mental stimulation. Failure to do so can result in mischievous / destructive behavior or anxiety.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Elo dog has a registered trademark on its name in Germany.
  • The biggest concern with the Elo dog is the number of hereditary diseases involved with the breed.
  • The name “Elo” (Eloschaboro) was created by combining letters of the three breeds they were bred from: Eurasier, Bobtail and Chow Chow.

11. Pudelpointer

Highlights: Calm, Self-controlled, Patient.

The Pudelpointer is a skilled German hunting dog, developed with a hunting poodle (pudel) and an English Pointer. They have a steady and consistent temperament with a strong work ethic.

In addition, their water-resistant coat makes them ideal dogs for retrieving game in water. When they’re not working, they’re some of the best family dogs. No matter what, you can always count on a Pudelpointer.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • After many of attempts, German breeder Baron Von Zediltz finally perfected the Pudelpointer breed 30 years later.
  • The Pudelpointer is one of the healthiest dog breed and has an average life span of 15 years. 
  • What sets this dog breed apart from others is their unique mustache on their snouts.

10. German Longhaired Pointer

Highlights: Cheerful, Affectionate, Trainable.

The German Longhaired Pointer is the ultimate multi-purpose gun dog from Germany. They’re closely related to other German breeds: the Shorthaired, Wirehaired Pointer and the Münsterländer.

Like its dog-cousins, the Longhaired Pointer is a hard-working dog with traits favorable for all families. They’re intelligent, kind and love people. In fact, they often exhibit separation anxiety when isolated from the family.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Longhaired Pointer was bred for high performance both on the field and in the show ring.
  • They descended from a combination of bird dogs, water dogs and scent hounds, making them some of the most versatile dogs. 
  • Despite being bred in the late 1800s, these dogs hadn’t been recognized by the UKC until 2006.

9. German Pinscher

Highlights: Spirited, Loving, Intelligent.

The German Pinscher has been rapidly gaining momentum in the United States, and it’s not hard to see why. Naturally, they’re sweet and loving dogs with a hint of playfulness.

They can protect a family with their fearless demeanors, but can also be docile companions for loving family members. Though, they do have extremely high prey drive and require extensive socialization early on.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • This Pinscher descended from many popular German dog breeds. Some of which, include: the Affenpinscher, Rottweiler, Dobermann and Schnauzer.
  • The German Pinscher almost died out in the mid 20th century. However, breeder Werner Jung had single handedly revived them. 
  • One of this Pinscher’s greatest attributes is its problem-solving abilities.

8. German Spaniel

Highlights: Calm, Passionate, Friendly.

The German Spaniels are skilled hunting dogs developed by the Germans in the late 1800’s. Although versatile dogs, German Spaniels aren’t very popular outside of Germany.

Despite having strong hunting instincts, they are surprisingly friendly towards both humans and dogs. German Spaniels aren’t just your everyday gun dog, they have the temperaments to be top-tier family dogs as well.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • John Scott, the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, owned a German Spaniel named Pincher. Many believed Pincher was his favorite dog.
  • In Canada, descendants of the German Spaniel are used to track down and flush out black bears from parks.
  • German Spaniels are used in Sweden to track and chase out the growing boar population.

7. Hanover Hound

Highlights: Loyal, Gentle, Aloof.

Hanover Hounds are hunting dogs developed to have a sharp nose for multi-purpose tracking. In fact, they are elite trackers and can sometimes get lost finding a scent. Once they lock in on the smell, it’s quite difficult to grab their attention.

A Hanover Hound isn’t your typical family dog, but their gentleness and devotion is highly admired among families. However, they’re most ideal for hunters living on a large property, where they can get some daily run in.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Hanover Hound is a descendant of bloodhounds from the medieval times.
  • Although introduced to France in the 1980’s, they are still a relatively rare German dog breed.
  • These dogs were saved from the brink of extinction by an enthusiast group in the 1900’s.

6. Hovawart

Highlights: Devoted, Alert, Reserved.

The Hovawart dog originated from the forested mountain range of southwest Germany (Black Forest). They were bred to protect and that’s exactly what they do best. Of course, they’re as devoted and vigilant as any top watch dog.

However, they have the affectionate and calm personality that make them such excellent family dogs too. Today, they’re effective search and rescue dogs for Germany and other neighboring countries.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The name Hovawart means “estate guard dog,” which is exactly what they specialize in.
  • Hovawart dogs can be traced back to the medieval times, where they were often seen in paintings and literature.
  • In the 15th century, they were one of the “5 Noble dog breeds” of Germany. They tracked down robbers and other criminals for law enforcement.

5. Jagdterrier

Highlights: Diligent, Reliable, Strong-willed.

The Jagdterrier is a working terrier and one of Germany’s best hunting dogs for small game. They’re most effective when assigned to drive out rabbits, foxes, badgers and other animals out of their underground den.

However, Jagdterriers can also make excellent pets with the right owners. Even with their strong prey-instincts, they’re quite sociable and get along great with people.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The name Jagdterrier directly translates to “hunting terrier,” which describes their high competence in hunting.
  • A Jagdterrier can climb trees to chase down squirrels and raccoons. 
  • Despite being a rare dog breed, the Jagdterrier is one of the least expensive German dogs to purchase.

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4. Kromfohrländer

Highlights: Docile, Trainable, Good-natured.

The Kromfohrlander is a lively, yet sensitive German dog breed, bred for outstanding companionship. They come in two varieties: rough and smooth haired dogs. However, the rough hair version is more popular and sports a distinctive beard.

As companion dogs, the Kromfohrlanders are extremely friendly with people and like to stay by their owner’s side. They’re typical people-dogs with great intelligence and a docile demeanor.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Kromfohrlander descended from a US military mascot during World War II, named “Original Peter.”
  • These dogs are extremely rare. As of 2018, there was roughly 60 Kromfohrlander dogs in the USA.
  • The first rough hair Kromfohrlander arrived to the USA in 1993. However, the dog was never bred.

3. Small Münsterländer Pointer

Highlights: Affectionate, Loyal, Confident.

While the Small Munsterlander is recognized by the AKC as a FCI standard, the Large Munsterlander is not. This is because, despite popular belief, the two are not related. They were both bred with different dog breeds.

However, the Small Munsterlander is a versatile dog that’s skilled in retrieving, hunting and tracking (pointing). They require consistency and patience during obedience training, but are very intelligent and willing to learn.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Small Munsterlander was originally bred exclusively for the noble families of Germany.
  • Small Munsterlanders worked with falconers prior to the use of guns in hunting down birds. They’re exceptionally adept at hunting and retrieving birds.
  • These dogs are believed to be over 500 years old, originating from Münster, Germany – hence the name. 

2. Leonberger

Highlights: Affectionate, Obedient, Playful.

Don’t feel intimidated with a Leonberger, as these dogs are truly gentle giants made for companionship. In fact, they’re often referred to as “gentle lions.” They can weigh up to 170 pounds and are very powerful dogs when necessary.

But most of the time, these big fluffy dogs just want to interact and play with their family. Leonbergers will be submissive towards the family and their devotion means they’re quite obedient dogs.

They’re certainly one of the most well-rounded family dogs Germany has to offer. Plus, owners call them great “nanny dogs” for a reason.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Heinrich Essig, a politician in Leonberg, Germany, is credited for developing this dog breed. His vision was to create a dog that resembled the lion on his town’s crest.
  • These dogs were popular among European royalty. For instance, the Prince of Wales, King of Italy and Czar of Russia all had one.
  • Karl Stadelmann and Otto Josenhans saved this dog from extinction after World War I with just 5 dogs. 

1. Weimaramer

Highlights: Friendly, Loyal, Fearless.

These large dogs were bred for royalty in the 19th century for hunting large game. They are courageous dogs and would often chase down boar, deer and even bears.

Unsurprisingly, they have amazing endurance and stamina, which made them perfect as a hunting companion. Weimaramers have a strong prey-drive and are known to prey on smaller dogs and cats if living together.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • They were named after the Weimer Republic, which was a German state prior to World War I.
  • President Eisenhower owned a Weimaramer named Heidi. He also kept her in the White House during his term.
  • The Weimaramer’s nickname is the “dog with the human brain” because they were believed to be too smart for their own good. 

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Other Dog Breeds of Germany

There are many other German dog breeds that weren’t covered in this list. However, to keep this guide complete, these are the other dogs of Germany:

Bullenbeisser, Harlequin Pinscher, Landseer dog, Large Münsterländer, Miniature Dachshund, Saarloos Wolfdog, Stichelhaar, Westphalian Dachsbracke and the White Shepherd.

As previously mentioned, these dogs are not recognized by the AKC. Furthermore, to keep this guide as thorough as possible without overwhelming people – we’ve made the hard decision to leave them out.

Final note – if you plan on getting a male German dog, we have a whole segment on male dog names. Feel free to browse around.

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Richard Jeng

Richard has been raising dogs his whole life, including a Poodle, Pomeranian, Corgi and Australian Shepherd. He's always working with animal shelters and dog rescues because of his passion for all dogs. Fun fact: his all time favorite breed is the German Shepherd.

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