German Dog Breeds

Weimaraner Dogs

All About Weimaraner Dogs and Puppies

To the untrained eye, the Weimaraner is wrapped in silvery velvet. His lustrous coat and dignified expression hint at his noble lineage. The Weimaraner is a recent breed from strictly guarded German stock. He was bred for a life of undiluted comfort, both while working as a hunter dog and while relaxing in the comfort of his owner’s home.

Since his arrival in North America in the early 1900’s the Weimaraner has made a name for himself as an affectionate and energetic breed. His popularity as a companion dog continues to grow in North America and throughout Europe.

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Dachshund Dog Breed Information Profile

All About Dachshund Dogs and Puppies

This is a general dog breed description of the Dachshund. Individual dogs within a breed may vary in appearance, temperament, and behavior.

Often called “weiner dogs,” Dachshunds are spirited little dogs with long bodies and short legs. Dachshunds are an ancient breed, although the modern versions are of German origin. They were prized by royal courts throughout Europe for their ability to hunt, chase and flush badger and other burrowing animals. These small, fearless dogs have been known to take on larger animals, like foxes, as well.

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Rottweiler Dog Breed Info

All About Rottweiler Dogs and Puppies

The Rottweiler is a very robust and beautiful dog. Powerful and fiercely loyal, they are believed to have ties back to the ancient Romans, where their ancestors helped to drive cattle on the long war marches. Today’s Rottweiler no longer drives cattle, but has instead become a favored companion animal, particularly in the United States. Owning a Rottweiler requires a great commitment and a lot of responsibility, however, and it’s important to research this breed, and your individual dog, very carefully.

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Boxer Dogs

All About Boxer Dogs and Puppies

The Boxer is an energetic, fun loving dog whose ancestors are German mastiff-type dogs, the Bullenbeiszer and Barenbeiszer. The dogs were bred indiscriminately. Over time, the Bullenbeiszer became smaller and was called the Brabanter. These strong and agile dogs were used by the elite for hunting wild boar, deer and bear. The dogs’ ears were cropped to avoid being injured by the game animals. Their strong jaws enabled them to seize and hold the prey for the hunter, while his recessed nose allowed him to breathe.

In about 1830 the Brabanter was bred with the English Bulldog ancestor. These dogs were white in color and often used by cattle dealers to round up livestock. Because of their ability to learn tricks easily, and their clownish nature, they were also popular circus dogs.

By the early 1900’s the Boxer was well established in North America and was soon recognized by the American Kennel Club. Since that time, the handsome Boxer has grown steadily in popularity to become one of the most widely adopted pets in America.

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Rottweiler Breed Information

All About Rottweiler Dogs and Puppies

The Rottweiler is a very robust and beautiful dog. Powerful and fiercely loyal, they are believed to have ties back to the ancient Romans, where their ancestors helped to drive cattle on the long war marches. Today’s Rottweiler no longer drives cattle, but has instead become a favored companion animal, particularly in the United States. Owning a Rottweiler requires a great commitment and a lot of responsibility, however, and it’s important to research this breed, and your individual dog, very carefully.

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Miniature Schnauzer

All About Miniature Schnauzer Dogs and Puppies

The Miniature Schnauzer is a well known, mid-sized dog. With an alert and intelligent temperament, this breed is suitable for apartment dwellers as well as for family homes with spacious yards. This robust dog is reliable and adaptable and will keep you active.

The Mini is a member of the Terrier Group and recognized by the American Kennel Club (see exceptions below). This dog of German descent was originally brought to North America in the early 20th century and is is a now well established breed.

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