german dog breeds

german dog breeds

german dog breeds
german dog breeds

When and where the german dog breeds were officially bred for the first time when breeders created dog breeds, they apparently rarely had city marketing in mind. Few were as clever as the fathers of the Weimaraner or the Leonberger, who simply made the name of the breeding site their breed name. as a result, today hardly anyone thinks of munich when they think of a boxer, or of Karlsruhe when they think of a shepherd dog. many breeds developed between 1880 and 1910. At that time dogs were not used as often as hunting or guard dogs, the demand for pets grew. new breeds were presented at dog shows, just as cars were shown at car shows today. New on the market, for example, was the 1846 Leonberger, a cross between newfoundlanders and St. Bernards, which a certain Heinrich vinegar had bred. The Rottweiler, on the other hand, was already at home in the Württemberg town of Rottweil in the Middle Ages, and butchers in particular liked him. It was not until 1907 that he was systematically bred for the first time. Do you still see the origin of some dogs? at least the Bajuwarische seems to be written in the face of the giant schnauzer.

but also these four-legged friends are homemade... in times of overbreeding and not species appropriate animal husbandry abroad more and more four-legged friends want dog breeds, which come from their homeland. german dogs are considered robust, loyal and teachable. The FCI (Federation Cynologique International) has divided our dog breeds into the following groups:

FCI Group 1: Herding and driving dogs
German shepherd dog

German shepherd dog
The shepherd's herding dog was today's shepherd dog. This four-pounder breed has a great self-confidence and therefore needs a consistent upbringing and socialization. The shepherd dog is courageous, loyal and obedient.

FCI Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer, Molosser (massive and muscular dog types)

Ape pinscher dog monkey pinscher
Tousled hair, a cuddly face and penetrating brown eyes: this is the Affenpinscher, one of the oldest dog breeds in Germany. He and Griffons are often confused. The differences are: The catch of the monkey pinscher is not bent upwards as with the Griffon and he has a pronounced hunting instinct when he picks up the trail of rats or mice.

boxer dog
pugilists Contrary to his negative "fighting dog" image, the boxer is anything but pugnacious. He is family-friendly, fond of children and quiet when he has the opportunity to let off steam outside and has been properly educated and socialized.

great dane
This noble race originated already in the 16th to 17th century and was at that time often a gift of a royal house to another. The stately appearance of the Great Dane was achieved by crossing with greyhound breeds. It is not only optically a giant, but also in the interior. The Great Dane has a big heart and gets on equally well with children and cats. Since it is very affectionate, the Great Dane hates being alone and is less suitable for full-time professionals.

Doberman dog
The mixture of shepherd dog, hunting dog and Greyhound is met with humility by many. No wonder! The Doberman, with his height at the withers of 72 centimetres and the teeth-bleeding film image, is hailed as fearsome because he is often used as a trained watchdog. But with the right education the Doberman is a faithful and exemplary companion.

Landseer dog
The Landseer is a real sailor. His ancestors accompanied seafarers. The cuddly companion, who is reminiscent of a fat australian Shepherd, is patient, extremely familiar and fond of children.

Hovawart dog
the rather coarse-beating court-dog is independent, but also affectionate, inquisitive, vigilant and active. By his obstinacy this fur-friend needs a consistent education.

Leonberger dog
The mummy a Saint Bernard, the daddy a Newfoundlander, the Leonberger reminds of a lion. Hence his name. Despite great ego he can subordinate himself, but needs mental and physical demands from his master.

Rehpinscher, Zwergpinscher, German Pinscher
The little ball of fur is for cuddling. But Pinscher also have - not without reason - the image of the little barker. Thanks to their size of 25 to 30 cm and a weight of 3 to 6 kg, they fit perfectly into their mistress's handbag, while the active black-brown Fiffi runs much better.

Rottweiler dog
In the area around Rottweil, they reproduced with native species comrades and were used as "Rottweiler Metzgerhunde" for the protection of cattle. The Rottweiler has a faithful and friendly nature, but can also bite down. Thus it is led in areas like Bavaria, Brandenburg, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia as a list dog.

Dog Giant Schnauzer
Giant Schnauzer, Miniature Schnauzer a schnauzer, which was crossed with bigger dogs before the First World War, was the birth of the giant Schnauzer. He is temperamental due to his urge to move and lively play instinct, but he is also cuddly and has a great protective instinct. The miniature schnauzer has a moustache and bushy eyebrows that make him look sour, but he is a friendly fellow.

FCI Group 3: Terrier
Hunting terrier dog

German Hunting Terrier
His ancestors are fox terriers. The running dog was often used for hunting. Therefore he is clever, obedient and likes to retrieve. He usually makes his mark on one person in the household and is extremely loyal to that person.

FCI Group 4: Dachshunds
Dachshund dog
Shorthair, longhair, rough-haired dachshunds
The friendly compact four-legged friend needs only little run out by its short-limbed legs and is by its vigilance a living alarm system for cuddling and loving.

FCI Group 5: Top and primitive type dogs
Eurasier dog
A cross between Wolfsspitz and Chow-Chow produced the cuddly Eurasier with the Chow-Chow-typical blue tongue. Unlike the Wolfsspitz (who should tend to snap because of his idiosyncratic nature) he is the perfect balanced family dog and fond of children. He barely barks or hunts.

FCI Group 6: Running dogs, sweat dogs
bavarian mountain welding dog the bavarian mountain welding dog, as well as the hanoverian welding dog and the german bracke, belong to the german running dogs. he is almost exclusively held by foresters and hunters. He is extremely trace-safe, is suitable however by its docility and obedience also as a family dog.

FCI Group 7: pointing dogs
Weimaraner dog
Most breeders give the handsome four-pounder to hunters because his education requires experience and know-how. If its pronounced protective instinct and its urge to move are properly developed, the silverback with its amber eyes is also a friendly companion dog.

Great Münsterland
In contrast to the Kleiner Münsterländer, the up to 65 cm high and 30 kg heavy Große Münsterländer is not brown but white with black plates. It likes to run, is reliable and obedient. Already its ancestors were used for hunting feathered game. Until today he likes to accompany hunters.

Small Münsterland
Unlike his big brother, the Kleine Münsterländer has a more assertive will. However, if he subordinates himself, he is a lovable partner on four paws.

Wire hair dog
german wirehair, shorthair, longhair they have an excellent sense of smell, retrieve precisely, are easy to train and are regarded as affectionate companion dogs. the four-legged friends are family dogs and fond of children. due to his hunting instinct he needs a lot of movement and mental challenges.

Poodle pointer dog
He is by his fine nose the Sherlock Holmes among the pointing dogs. The poodle pointer shows no fear and has nerves of steel. Serious breeders therefore like to give the running dog to hunters.

FCI Group 8: Apporthounds, Stöberhunds, Waterdogs

German quail dog reminiscent of Spaniel
The hunting dog is reminiscent of an English Cocker Spaniel and is just as friendly and docile. The four-pounder likes to sniff out tracks and is therefore mainly used for hunting.

FCI Group 9: Company and companion dogs

The cute mix of wire hair Fox Terrier and Griffon is faithful and affectionate. With his short white-brown spotted fur he reminds of a Parson Jack Russel and is just as active.

Poodle dog
big poodle
The name derives from the old German "puddle" and means splashing around. Therefore, large poodles were specialized in the water hunt in former times. He is intelligent and even in the senior age still playful. Large poodles bark however gladly. He needs more movement than a dwarf poodle, but not more space and can also be kept in an apartment. In addition, the so-called water dog is a dog breed, which is suitable for animal hair allergy sufferers (more allergy dogs can be found here).

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