The Affenpinscher is one of the oldest dog breeds in Germany. Although it is very small, it should not be underestimated.
For thousands of years, these fascinating four-legged friends have been considered a treasure in their original homeland, Afghanistan. Even today, the long-haired runners are special to many dog lovers around the world.
The "King of Terriers", as the Airedale Terrier is sometimes called, is one of the oldest and most versatile working dog breeds in the world. Today the medium-sized pedigree dog with the unmistakable appearance and the spirited and friendly character is a popular family dog.
Most dog lovers recognize it at first glance: The Alaskan Malamute, also affectionately called "Mali" or "Mally" by its fans, is one of the sled dog breeds of the icy north. Like the Siberian Husky, this breed has now found numerous followers in more moderate climates. But this enduring four-legged friend places very special demands on its owners.
Old German Shepherd Dog
Strictly speaking, the “Old German Shepherd Dog” does not exist at all - at least not as an independent breed recognized by the FCI. In general, the term long-haired or long-haired German Shepherd Dogs. Regardless of these circumstances, the pretty German shepherd variant with the bushy hair and the loyal, friendly nature is extremely popular and in great demand as a family and companion dog.
The American Akita developed after the end of the Second World War, when US soldiers took Japanese Akita back home with them and established their own independent breed there. Compared to its Japanese relatives, the American Akita is considered to be significantly larger and stronger. However, he has retained the hunting instinct of his Japanese ancestors to this day.
American Cocker Spaniel
In the USA the American Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular dogs - in Europe it is (still) an insider tip for everyone who is looking for a friendly four-legged friend with the special charm of a (former) hunter.
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
The powerful and defensive giant has a very peaceful and calm nature. As a guard dog, however, he is used to acting independently, which can quickly become a problem if kept incorrectly. An Anatolian Shepherd Dog, to which the FCI counts four different strokes, therefore only belongs in the hands of an experienced dog handler.
Appenzell Mountain dog
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is not for couch potatoes: The pedigree dog from the Appenzeller Land, which was bred as a farmer and herding dog, is a bundle of energy through and through. With a sporty owner who offers him enough exercise, the barking nature boy also feels at home in the role of the family dog.
Australian Cattle Dog
This cattle dog from the fifth continent also enjoys numerous fans in Europe. No wonder: the Australian Cattle Dog is not only a colorful feast for the eyes, but also brings sportsmanship and a unique character. Potential owners should like to move around and appreciate the independence of this breed.
Sporty, intelligent and sensitive - with the description of its character traits, the Australian Kelpie would certainly have the best chance of success in a dating agency. The Australian herding dog is primarily passionate about working with sheep.
Once bred for herding, the medium-sized, handsome Australian Shepherd needs demanding and varied activities that are physically and mentally stimulating.
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a sturdy, medium-sized dog with a natural stump tail. As a working and herding dog, he absolutely needs a job in order to be physically and mentally busy.
Good-natured, clever and always ready for shared adventures: a barbet combines many positive traits that make it the ideal companion dog. However, dog lovers should not underestimate the fact that they need a lot of varied activities to be balanced.
The noble, large greyhound from Russia, whose breed name "Borzoi" is derived from the Russian word for "fast", is one of the oldest dog breeds and the fastest land animals in the world. If he is allowed to run freely, the energetic thoroughbred hunter shows himself to be a calm and affectionate family dog.
The Beagle's short legs can be deceiving - this medium-sized breed of dog will keep you moving and is always good for surprises! The friendly dogs are active, fearless and quite clever.
Bearded Collie lovers agree: “If you don't know this breed of dog, you have to experience it!” And whoever has once experienced how a Bearded Collie with fluttering fur happily rushes across meadows, with what energy and joy it romps around and how attentive and responsive if he is at the same time vigilant for the wishes of his owner, he must simply fall for this original dog breed with its unmistakable charm.
The robust Beauceron with the short, dense coat needs an experienced dog owner, who trains him with a lot of love and consistency, due to his self-confidence and his dominant nature.
Visually it is reminiscent of a sheep, but under the fluffy look of the Bedlington Terrier there is a clever hunter who has it as a fist behind his lop ears in the woods and fields. In their home, owners can look forward to an affectionate and patient four-legged friend. The Bedlington Terrier is a dog for people who like a robust character.
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)
The elegant and sophisticated Belgian Shepherd Dog is available in four different varieties, which differ greatly in appearance. What they have in common is their enormous urge to be active and busy, which requires a lot of time and experience on the part of the owner.
Bergamasque Shepherd Dog
The primitive and well-proportioned Bergamasque Shepherd Dog with the matted villi is medium-sized and is characterized by a particularly close bond with its people.
The French Shepherd Dog Berger de Picardie is robust in every way: in his appearance, his nature and his health. As a family dog, however, it also shows its soft and charming side.
Bernese Mountain Dog
Dürrbächler, yellow baker, four-eyed man? The former farm dog from the Bernese Oberland is known by many names and is now popular all over the world as a family dog. Bernese Mountain Dogs meet their people with a large portion of warmth of the heart - even though they prefer snow and cold outside in nature.
Today's St. Bernard has little in common with his famous ancestor Barry, who saved the lives of over 40 avalanche victims. It is too heavy and bulky to be used as an avalanche dog. The legendary giant has retained his innate willingness to help, his good nature and love for children to this day.
The French Belgian Bichon Frisé is a charmer who enchants many dog lovers with his friendly nature. Find out more about the popular breed here.
Black and Tan Coonhound
The American Black and Tan Coonhound finds his calling in raccoon hunting, whose trail he tracks down and pursues like no other. The black and tan raccoon dog, which is very similar to the Bloodhound, has a balanced temperament and gets along well with people and fellow dogs.
The imposing Bloodhound is not only considered to be one of the oldest large hounds in the world, but also the one with the world's best nose. The majestic dog can even track down tracks that are several days old. When dealing with people, the Belgian is very sociable, but also very stubborn.
The Boerboel is a South African Mastiff type farm dog. His calm and reliable manner, combined with a strong protective instinct, makes the big dog with the massive head an excellent watchdog who fearlessly defends his family against wild animals and intruders. The Boerboel is only suitable to a limited extent as a family dog.
At first glance, he's a typical lap dog. At second glance it becomes clear: A Bolognese can do a lot more than just cuddle! The sympathetic and playful four-legged friend is a great companion for young and old and spreads a happy mood everywhere with its open nature.
The "colorful lap dog" from Russia, as the name translates, is also enjoying growing popularity outside of its home country. No wonder, because after all, the Bolonka Zwetna is a real little sunshine that gives its owners a lot of joy with its cheerful and uncomplicated character.
The intelligent and demanding Border Collie with the medium-length or stick-haired coat is a herding dog through and through - so it is only suitable to a limited extent as a family dog.
Visually inconspicuous, the Border Terrier is an ideal dog for everyone who appreciates a robust, enterprising companion.
The Boston Terrier is very popular in its home country, the USA, while it is only slowly gaining popularity in Europe. But his fans know exactly what they get about this extraordinary four-legged friend: the Boston Terrier is an uncomplicated companion dog, which spreads a good mood everywhere with its bright nature and very special facial expressions.