Interesting History of German Dog Breeds

American Eskimo Though named after its moniker, the American Eskimo is a Nordic German Spitz breed. With family, the breed is versatile and affectionate. The Eskie comes in conventional, small, and toy sizes and has a pleasant fac

 Dachshund This breed's pointed snout and low body are distinctive. Dachshunds, German for "badger dog," are 600 years old. First employed to hunt badgers, these strong, brave dogs

Eurasier Not well recognized, this breed is a Wolf Spitz, Chow Chow, and Samoyed mix. The breed is huge and fluffy, but it's calm and confident and nice with kids.


Pomeranian The small Pomeranian is bold and sassy. The breed originated in Pomerania, now Poland and Western Germany. This is a small Arctic spitz-type sled dog.

 Rottweiler This powerful, brave breed, descended from Roman army mastiffs, is a faithful companion and guardian. They're trainable and eager to please, but they need mental stimulation and a disciplined owner to behave

Weimaraner This lovable dog was created in Germany as a rifle dog to hunt bears and mountain lions. Weimaraners are athletic and feisty, but they need mental stimulation to be happy.

Great Dane The Great Dane is loyal and affectionate. Although originally developed to hunt boars, the breed is surprisingly gentle with youngsters. It's a friendly, protective dog that fits most households. One of the cutest big breed dogs

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