Dogs are and remain man's best friends. Even though all breeds have the same ancestry, there are countless colours, shapes and characters. However, most furry noses no longer look like a real wolf. To give you a small overview, we present some popular dog breeds in our breed table.
If you want to offer a dog a home, you should include relevant factors in your considerations: You will find information about the typical character traits, special requirements of the different breeds as well as average shoulder height and weight.
Our breed table can also help you if your dog needs a new collar, harness or dog coat. Basically, you can use the measurements given for each breed as a guide. To be on the safe side, however, you should always determine the individual measurements (neck or belly circumference, back length, etc.).
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The Afghan Hound is considered self-willed and is not suitable for everyone. He should be able to live out his great need to run. As a family dog he is affectionate, otherwise rather reserved.
The Airedale Terrier is the largest, but also the most uncomplicated terrier. A playful and lively dog, he is suitable for families, but his urge to move should not be underestimated.
The Akita Inu is a vigilant protector with a strong and proud character. This breed is known for its loyalty, but in return it requires a sovereign leadership.
The fluffy American Akita is considered a loyal companion dog and originated in Japan. He is an independent and self-confident dog that builds a strong bond with his caregiver.
The American Bulldog can be a loyal and balanced companion with experienced and responsible owners.
Behind the massive and muscular build of the American Bully lies a gentle and playful nature. Not only famous rappers, but also many families have taken this dog breed to their hearts.
The "Amstaff" is a courageous, dominant dog, but very loyal to its owner. He needs consistent leadership by an experienced dog owner.
Combines popular qualities with his diligence, intelligence and loyalty. Originally used as a driving dog, the spirited free spirit is, however, less suitable as a beginner's dog.
A very active and spirited dog, who impresses with his eager to learn and friendly character. As a very willing breed to work, he gives pleasure to sporty individuals and enterprising families.
The Borzoi is a distinctly elegant dog that immediately loses its reserve and nonchalance when allowed to run fast and with stamina. If this need is satisfied, he is suitable as a family dog.
The Basset Hound is a loyal and good-natured companion, which as a hunting dog has a headstrong character and therefore needs clear boundaries. The low-running dog is very persistent and not a lap dog.
This dog is a docile, medium sized working dog with a friendly nature. He should be allowed to follow his hunting instinct and is mainly led by hunters and foresters.
The Beagle is a popular family dog. The friendly, but also stubborn four-legged friend needs a lot of exercise and activity. However, his hunting instinct can be a challenge for inexperienced owners.
The Beardie is a happy, easily trainable family dog that loves to romp with children. However, he needs a lot of attention and ample exercise. The silky coat needs regular care.
Includes four varieties of a lively, powerful, willing to work sheepdog. Groenendael, Tervueren, Malinois and Laekenois. Often used as a guard and protection dog, but also as a companion of very active families.
A former shepherd dog, which is also increasingly kept as a pure domestic dog because of its docility and approachability. He is temperamental and persistent, which requires an active owner.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a reliable family dog and a versatile working dog. The gentle giant is not easily ruffled, likes to be active, but must not be overly stressed.
The calm and thoughtful St. Bernard is not a dog for beginners. He must be well trained and carefully fed. He owes his fame to both his imposing figure and his bravery.
The French-Belgian Bichon Frisé once enchanted the nobility with its playful and bright nature. To this day, he is considered a sociable companion and is therefore ideally suited as a beginner dog.
The highly intelligent and hard-working herding dog is one of the most popular dog breeds in Germany. He is loyal, but also extremely sensitive and demanding, which is why he does not belong in beginner hands.
The Boston Terrier has a lovable nature. The easily trainable dog is considered a people-friendly breed that fits well in the hands of beginners.
The German Boxer is a friendly and child-loving dog with enthusiasm for activities of all kinds. With good attitude you will be guarded by him and get unconditional love.
The Bolonka Zwetna belongs to the miniature dog breeds and combines many good qualities that make it a friendly, affectionate and uncomplicated companion.
The Bullmastiff is considered a calm giant, which has a high threshold of irritation and is very attached to his family. However, because of its imposing size, the Molossian is not a dog for beginners.
The Bull Terrier is considered friendly and people-oriented. Its strong and stubborn nature requires empathy and consistent leadership.
The Cairn Terrier is neither a lap dog, nor a toy. He is considered fond of children, intelligent, lively, self-confident and fearless and needs consistent training.
The family is very important for the Cane Corso Italiano. Due to the strong protective instinct, clear pack leadership is required. He can become a loyal companion and is especially suitable for sporty owners.
With its round eyes and cute floppy ears, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel used to keep the kings of England in company. Because of its friendly nature, the perfect companion dog for young and old.
The Cavapoo (also called Cavoodle) is a playful little dog that belongs to the hybrid dog breeds. Despite its cute teddy bear look and affectionate nature, it should not be underestimated.
The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world and does not live up to its reputation as a lap dog. The little dog is brave, alert and wants to be the center of his family.
Although the Chinese Crested Dog is considered a naked dog, there is also the Powder Puff variety with loose hair. This funny fellow is a perfect companion dog for young and old.
The Chow Chow is a dignified dog, which usually only builds up a deep bond with its caregiver. He is fearless and does not like to be forced to do anything, which is why he does not fit into the hands of beginners.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a good hunting dog, but can also be kept as a family dog. He is docile, temperamental and very affectionate.
Cockapoo is a mix of Poodle and Cocker Spaniel. The cute mongrel is a loyal member of the family who demands a lot of time and activity. He prefers to stay close to his family.
The Collie, regardless of his well-known movie role model Lassie, is a smart, alert and docile dog. He fits well into the family and needs a lot of attention.
The dachshund (also dachshund or dachshund) is one of the most common companion dogs, but is also kept as a hunting dog. This self-confident dog tries to train its owners with endearing tricks.
The Dalmatian is an elegant and smart dog, which is easily degraded to a trophy because of its beautiful appearance. He meets all the requirements for a good companion dog.
The German Shorthair is a real powerhouse with a great need for exercise. He is a versatile hunting dog and needs sufficient physical and mental exercise.
His good sense of smell, his intelligence and his willingness to learn make him a brilliant all-round hunting dog. Therefore, hunters and sporty people who like to be outside themselves are the suitable owners.
The German Pinscher knows exactly what he wants. He is very active and enjoys sporting activities. In the family he is loyal and cuddly, strangers rather suspicious.
Behind the uniform appearance of the German Shepherd hides different dog characters. He is a very smart and reliable companion with excellent qualities as a working dog.
Big dog with a big heart: Despite its massive appearance, the Great Dane embodies a gentle, peace-loving nature. Because of its size and strength alone, this dog breed is not suitable for beginners.
The Doberman is one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world. With good training and in experienced hands, the run-happy four-legged friend is a loyal, intelligent and courageous companion.
The Dogo Argentino is a powerhouse from Argentina with a pronounced hunting and protection instinct. He needs a loving and consistent leadership and is not a dog for beginners.
From "bull biter" to national dog: The English Bulldog has crept into the hearts of many dog owners with its friendly and loyal nature and is considered a loyal family dog.
The Eurasier is one of the sensitive dog breeds. He has a strong personality and needs a loving and consistent leadership. With good training, however, he is a calm and affectionate companion.
This bright dog belongs to the small companion dogs or toy dogs. With its cuddly and patient nature, it is considered a popular family dog and is also well suited for beginners.
Intelligent and friendly, this hybrid dog has a laid-back disposition and a spirited play instinct that especially enriches families with young children.
The Golden Retriever has not only a golden coat, but also a golden heart. Gentle and obedient family dog is well suited for beginners. Very fond of water.
When the Greyhound's great need to run is fulfilled, a gentle, calm nature emerges. He is popular as a family dog and is suitable for beginners.
The Havanese is small, but has a lot of temperament and is ideal as a family dog due to its good-natured and playful nature.
The Hovawart is a versatile working dog that can be trained for almost any purpose. The intelligent dog needs a "pack leader" at his side.
The Irish Wolfhound is one of the largest and oldest dog breeds in the world! The former hunting dog is a calm, gentle and yet self-confident dog.
The Irish Red Setter is a very gentle and polite dog. Thanks to his cleverness, he is easy to train, but unsuitable for beginners because of his hunting instinct.
Both hunting dog and family dog: The low-running Jack Russell Terrier enjoys great popularity thanks to its endearing qualities. As a beginner dog only conditionally suitable.
The Kleinspitz is an ideal guardian. The intelligent and docile dog is easy to train even by beginners and needs a large portion of attention in addition to plenty of exercise.
He is the pioneer of the "Designer Dogs" and is one of the most popular dogs in Germany. This hybrid dog is social and cuddly, coupled with a strong hunting instinct.
Its gentle nature makes the intelligent Labrador Retriever a popular family dog. In addition, this water-loving breed is characterized by a strong will to work.
The Lhasa Apso is friendly, affectionate and alert dog with strong self-confidence. He needs a consistent education and a lot of attention. The care of the lush coat is costly.
With its mane, the large Leonberger should outwardly resemble a lion. The clever breed is not upset by anything and is therefore considered an ideal family dog.
The Magyar Vizsla belongs to the hunting dogs. He is sensitive, lively and needs sufficient occupation. The connection to his two-legged family is very important to him.
The Malinois is a representative of the Belgian Shepherd Dog and as such is very active and alert. He needs a lot of physical and mental exercise and is an ideal companion for sporty and experienced dog owners.
The powerful Mastiff is one of the largest and heaviest dog breeds around. He is a good-natured, gentle giant that can turn out to be an affectionate family dog despite his massive appearance.
Der Malteser ist ein fröhlicher, anhänglicher Hund, der seiner Familie treu zur Seite steht. Der Vierbeiner fordert Aufmerksamkeit, Bewegung und eine anspruchsvolle Pflege, ist aber gut für Anfänger geeignet.
The cheerful and bright curly dog with a good mind has a healthy skepticism towards strangers and is especially popular with beginners and allergy sufferers.
A versatile little and friendly dog who is especially cute with his googly eyes. He has a great sense of humor and is usually in a good mood. Ideal as a family and companion dog.
In addition to being an excellent hunting dog, the Large Münsterländer is also a good family dog if it gets enough exercise. Basically he behaves friendly to everyone, but can intervene as a watchdog.
The Small Munsterlander is a former hunting dog, which needs a lot of activity for a species-appropriate attitude. He is an extremely clever, loyal dog, who is a well-balanced companion with enough exercise.
The Newfoundland is a gentle and obedient giant who likes to be active and loves the water. His nature is uncomplicated, but his coat care is quite demanding.
The athletic Olde English Bulldog traces its origins to the backbreeding of the English Bulldog and is less prone to disease. Its stubborn character does not make it a beginner's dog.
The ancient Chinese breed of Pekingese is proud, dignified and very alert. Not a classic family dog, the Pekingese likes it quiet, he is not spoiled, but needs a lot of care and attention.
The lion hunter from South Africa. With its fur stripe on the back (Ridge) growing against the grain, it is unmistakable.
Dominant and alert with a pronounced territorial behavior. Although his nature is balanced and affectionate, this breed needs consistent education as well as demanding tasks. Not a beginner dog.
A robust dog in almost every respect, with a dashing temperament, which must be well trained. But then Schnauzers are affectionate and friendly family dogs, excellent guardians and reliable companions.
The Samoyed is known as a sled dog that needs a lot of exercise and will keep you well on your toes. Behind his engaging smile is a strong and sociable character.
As a typical terrier, the Scottie has a lot of temperament, but he is relatively easy to train with patience. Actually, he is a hunting dog, but because of his reliable nature is considered an ideal family dog and companion dog.
The Shar-Pei is very sensitive and related to his human. Towards strangers he is rather reserved, towards conspecifics often dominant. Therefore, a sensitive and consistent education is required.
The Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie is a true bundle of energy and loyal to his owner. The Sheltie is particularly suitable for active people and is a popular family dog.
This dog is an active, loyal and lovable companion with intelligent, bright nature. However, as a demanding companion dog with a strong will, the Shiba Inu is more suitable for experienced dog owners.
The Siberian Husky is a friendly sled dog that needs to be kept appropriately busy with its speed and stamina. The sociable pack dog needs company and connection to his family.
The nature of the Shih Tzus is self-confident, but also good-natured and playful. Apart from the elaborate coat care, he is an uncomplicated and child-friendly family dog.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a fearless companion with a gentle nature. The highly intelligent dog with a strong character needs consistent training, which is why it is only suitable for experienced dog owners.
The Toypoodle is small, but not a lap dog. The petite four-legged friend has a strong character and keeps his family on their toes with his intelligence and perseverance.
The West Highland White Terrier is not a lap dog, but belongs to the hunting terriers. His self-confidence is correspondingly pronounced. If properly managed, the courageous Westie is a dear family dog.
An elegant, athletic hunting dog with a strong character, his urge to move and his intelligence make him a loyal companion especially for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts with dog experience.
As a greyhound, the Whippet needs a lot of exercise. He is very affectionate and sensitive, but also temperamental. Good to keep in the family.
The Wolfsspitz is considered an alert and good-natured four-legged friend who needs to bond with his family and is also well suited as a beginner dog due to his adaptable nature.
The little Yorkshire Terrier knows well how to prove his self-confidence and intelligence. The cute four-legged friend needs a lot of employment and consistent education.
The lively Miniature Schnauzer is an adaptable fellow, but in return expects you to engage with him regularly. He is a popular companion and family dog.
The Miniature Pinscher loves to play and has a high urge to move. He is very affectionate towards his owner. Can tend to be a yapper under certain circumstances.
The Miniature Poodle is a small, intelligent dog with a great personality. The uncomplicated four-legged friend gets along well with children and other conspecifics. Only his coat care is demanding.
Small dog, big attitude: The cute Pomeranian is full of temperament. In addition to its lively nature, the Pomeranian is easy to train and is therefore well suited as a beginner dog.