Explore The Best 47 Brown Dog Breeds

Explore The Best 47 Brown Dog Breeds

Dogs come in almost every coat color. However, the following breeds are always naturally brown or occur in brown, among others:

Breeds number 1-29 are only available with a brown coat. Numbers 30-47 are also available in all brown. However, these dogs can also be of different colors.


1. Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a hunting dog from South Africa. There it was used primarily for hunting large animals and even lions.

However, brown dogs also have a very trusting side. They are also considered to be very intelligent, loyal, and independent.

Fun Fact: This breed has a “ridge” on the “back” – a strip of longer fur that strangely grows in the opposite direction to the rest of the fur.

2. Short-Haired Hungarian Pointer

The short-haired Hungarian Pointer is a combination of a family dog ​​and a hunting dog. On the one hand, its loyal nature is very popular with hunters.

On the other hand, the brown breed is also considered to be very easy to care for, calm, and trusting. However, a large garden or long walks are a must here.

Fun Fact: These dogs change their eye color as they mature. When they are born they initially have blue eyes. They then turn orange-brown during puberty.

3. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever shares many similarities with Labrador Retrievers, both in appearance and behavior. However, this breed is always brown by nature.

In addition, the dogs can swim well, have a strong hunting instinct, and are considered cheerful, calm, and protective.

Fun Fact: While considered waterproof, these dogs’ coats often take on a fishy odor without regular bathing.

4. Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is best known for its excellent nose. With more than 300 million olfactory receptors, they have by far the best nose of all breeds. 

However, their friendly, curious, and gentle nature also makes brown dogs very popular with families with children and other pets.

Fun Fact: Beware all women – Bloodhounds can smell from several feet away whether you’re on your period or not.

5. Boykin Spaniels

The Boykin Spaniel originally comes from the USA, where it is primarily used for hunting waterfowl.

The brown breed is also very friendly, cuddly, and sociable. In addition, the four-legged friends can be excellently trained.

Fun Fact: Boykin Spaniels come in a wide variety of shades of brown. With puppies, you can literally tell what color they will be by their nose.

6. Podenco Canario

As you can probably tell from the name, the Podenco Canario originally comes from the Canary Islands. There he serves primarily as a hunting and house dog.

Children in particular have a lot of fun with the brown dogs. Because they are considered to be very playful, and enthusiastic, and have seemingly infinite stamina.

Fun Fact: Because of their large and pointy ears, you might think these dogs also have bats in their pedigree.

7. Broholmer

Also known as the Danish Mastiff, the Broholmer was primarily used as a guard dog in its homeland. He is also very tall, friendly, and attentive.

Incidentally, with up to 70 kg, brown dogs are also one of the heaviest dog breeds in the world. The giants are therefore less suitable for small apartments.

Fun fact: Despite its size, the Broholmer is very cuddly. So get ready for some heavy cuddles when you’re lying on the sofa.

8. American Water Spaniel

As the name suggests, the American Water Spaniel is one of the so-called “ water dogs ”. It’s not for nothing that our four-legged friends have webbed feet.

In addition, this dog breed is naturally very friendly, obedient, and highly trainable. They are therefore also very suitable for first-time owners.

Fun Fact: These brown dogs have one thing in common with monkeys – they love bananas!

9. Perdigueiro Portuguese

The Perdigueiro Português originally served as a royal attendant in his homeland. Only later were the animals used as family and hunting dogs.

They are generally considered very trusting, calm, and easy to train. In addition, brown dogs shed very little and live to be around 14 years old.

Fun Fact: These dogs are absolute Frisbee lovers! The more often they are allowed to run after the disc, the more they feel in their element.

10. Pharaoh Hound

The pharaoh hound also competes with bats with its large protruding ears. When hunting, however, the animals are mainly used because of their nose.

In addition, brown dogs are considered trusting, active and playful. Children in particular have a lot of fun with their four-legged friends.

Fun Fact: This breed originated in Aegy… no, Malta! Paradoxical but true.

11. Plot Hound

Plott Hounds have a very interesting coat. Because it contains a wide variety of brown tones in a tiger-like pattern.

In addition, with their courageous and loyal nature, the dogs are also ideal for hunting larger game. On the other hand, they are less suitable as family dogs.

Fun Fact: While barking from other breeds is very monotonous, the Plott Hound can bark in different octaves!

12. Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is made for swimming with its double coat and webbed toes.

In addition, the brown dog breed is known for its intelligence, alertness, and friendly nature. They also usually get along well with young children.

Fun Fact: Among dogs, the Irish Water Spaniel is definitely the “breed clown.” Although juggling is not one of his strengths, his behavior is all the more silly.

13. Redbone Coonhound

In total there are 6 different Coonhound species. However, the Redbone is the only one that has a brown coat by default.

The dogs still serve as hunting companions due to their good noses. However, their friendly and trusting nature also makes them just as good family dogs.

Fun Fact: This breed knows no pain. Once in hunt mode, they run through brambles themselves without batting an eyelid.

14. Irish Terriers

In its homeland, the Irish Terrier was primarily used as a family and guard dog. Because the brown breed is considered to be very friendly, yet protective and alert.

In addition, bearded dogs also have protruding eyebrows and a tail that usually stands vertically upwards.

Fun Fact: Irish Terriers have a fondness for children. When greeting an entire family, the animals always run to the little ones first.

15. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

This breed has 6 different names. The official name is the longest with 34 letters. For this purpose, she describes part of her area of ​​application.

Because when hunting, the brown dogs are primarily used for ducks and other waterfowl. However, her friendly and trusting nature also makes her popular with families.

Fun Fact: These dogs don’t go woof-woof or woof-woof. Rather, her bark sounds like a scream.

16. Poodle Pointer

The Pudelpointer originally comes from Germany, where it is best known for its calm and self-controlled nature. This breed is also naturally brown.

In addition, the dogs have excellent noses to serve as hunting companions. If you are looking for a cuddle partner, you will be disappointed here.

Fun Fact: It took a full 30 years for breeders to be satisfied with the characteristics of this breed. The development of the first iPhone, on the other hand, only took about 5 years.

17. Irish Red Setters

The Irish Setter is a mix of a hunting and family dog. In addition, the brown breed also performs particularly well in all kinds of competitions.

They are generally considered very trusting, playful, and energetic. However, they are completely unsuitable as guard dogs – because they even greet strangers very friendly.

Fun Fact: From a purely visual point of view, the Irish Red Setter matures much faster than its behavior. Even adult dogs often behave like puppies.

18. Cirneco dell’Etna

If you look closely at the name of this breed, some of it might look familiar. “Etna” – the volcano of Sicily. Because that’s where the dogs come from.

In addition, brown dogs with their long ears are considered very trusting and good-natured. Outside of Italy, however, the animals are still relatively rare.

Fun fact: just a few decades ago, the Cirneco dell’Etna was considered the “dog of the poor” and is still one of the 20 least popular dog breeds in the world today.

19. Azawakh

The Azawakh belongs to the greyhound group. However, it is the only breed that has a brown coat by default. 

The African dogs are also very fast, loyal, and trusting. However, their independent nature makes them a little harder to train – not for first-time owners!

Fun Fact: What would be considered “bony” in humans is perfectly normal in Azawakh.

20. Field Spaniels

The Field Spaniel originated in England where it was initially used as a hunting dog. Nowadays, however, four-legged friends are used more as domestic and family dogs.

In addition, brown dogs are considered to be very friendly, adaptable, and energetic. They also need a lot of exercise for their size.

Fun fact: With floppy ears measuring almost 30 cm long, the dogs are in the top 10 dog breeds with the longest ears.

21. Shar Pei

Shar-Peis can be any shade of brown – from light to dark brown. However, the breed is best known for its large wrinkles on the face and body.

Sadly, the folds are used to protect against bite injuries in dog fights. However, they also have a very trusting and loving nature.

Fun Fact: Shar-Peis have a blue and black tongue! The reason for this is still unclear.

22. Sussex Spaniels

The Sussex Spaniel originally comes from England and was once used as a hunting dog. Today, however, four-legged friends are also used as therapy dogs due to their trusting nature.

In addition, compared to other breeds, these dogs are very calm, cheerful, and submissive. They usually get along well with other pets as well.

Fun Fact: The brown hair on the chest of the dogs is often so long that you can hardly see their legs from the front.

23. Black Mouth Cur

If the name of this breed is translated into German, it would be “black-mouthed mutt”. However, the fur of the animals is always brown and sometimes white on the chest.

This American breed is also used as a sheepdog and hunting dog. They are also known to be friendly, protective, fearless, and loyal.

Fun Fact: These dogs live up to 18 years and sometimes have up to 12 puppies at a time. A single bitch can therefore easily give birth to more than 100 puppies in her lifetime.

24. Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound has its origins in southern Germany, where it was originally bred specifically for hunting.

After a short time, however, it turned out that the dogs are less suitable for hunting. On the other hand, brown animals are popular family dogs due to their calm nature.

Fun Fact: No, “sweat dogs” don’t sweat a lot, they specialize in tracking down injured animals.

25. Treeing Tennessee Brindle

“Brown with black tiger stripes” is the official description of the Treeing Tennessee Brindle’s coat color. Originally these dogs come from the USA.

They are also considered to be trusting, intelligent and courageous. Compared to other breeds, the four-legged friends can also be trained particularly well

Fun Fact: No, unfortunately, a “training dog” cannot climb. This type of hunting dog scares its prey up the trees by barking and guards it until the hunter arrives.

26. Wirehaired Hungarian Pointer

What distinguishes the wire-haired species from the short-haired Hungarian pointer is its coat length and a long beard. However, their behavior is relatively similar.

The brown breed is generally considered to be very obedient, good-natured, and loyal. They are also very easy to train and have a strong hunting instinct.

Fun Fact: Adult dogs usually need more food than puppies. With this breed, it’s the other way around!

27, German Boxer

Dangerous, aggressive, and unpredictable – these are the prejudices of this breed. The German boxer is one of the most affectionate dog breeds in the world.

Brown dogs usually have some white fur on their chests and are also suitable for hunting. It is also among the top 11 most popular dog breeds worldwide.

Fun Fact: The Boxer got its name from its tendency to stand on its hind legs and use its paws to punch when playing.

28. Podenco Andaluz

As the name suggests, the Podenco Andaluz has its origins in Andalusia – the south of Spain. He is still used there as a hunting companion.

In addition, the brown breed is considered very loyal, good-natured, and clever. Even if it seems like he works a lot with his ears – his sight is much better.

Fun Fact: In total, there are 9 different variants of the Podenco Andaluz. Because it comes in 3 different coat lengths and 3 different sizes.

29. Hanoverian Bloodhound

The Hanoverian Bloodhound is considered very rare outside of Germany. He has relatively short legs, a dark snout, and brown fur.

The breed is also considered to be particularly calm, loyal, and independent. They are also used as tracking dogs when hunting. On the other hand, it is less suitable as a family dog.

Fun Fact: Stubborn, stubborn, Hanoverian sweat-hound! A particularly strict master with a lot of experience is needed here.


30. Curly Coated Retrievers

The Curly Coated Retriever has either a black or brown coat. Due to their strong curls, the dogs are also relatively easy to distinguish from other breeds.

In addition, dogs can swim very well and are considered to be intelligent and obedient. With strangers, however, the four-legged friends are rather reserved.

Fun Fact: These dogs are “puppy” — the equivalent of “childlike” in humans.

31. Newfoundland

The Newfoundland dog takes its name from the Canadian island of the same name. In addition to a brown coat, these dogs can also have black and gray hair.

In addition, the breed is considered to be very good-natured, friendly, and easily trainable. However, their size makes them less suitable for apartments.

Fun fact: careful, wet! These teddy bear-like dogs are world champions at drooling.

32. Barbet

Barbets originated in France. There the cuddly dogs are mainly kept as family and senior dogs.

However, due to their good swimming skills, brown dogs are also suitable as companions for hunting waterfowl.

Fun fact: regular baths are a must here. This is because barbets have a penchant for bathing in mud pools.

33. American Pit Bull Terriers

This breed got its name because it used to be used primarily for bull baiting. The dogs were let loose on chained bulls in front of an audience.

Fortunately, such blood games are now forbidden. Paradoxically, however, brown dogs also have a very trusting, friendly, and silly disposition.

Fun Fact: After bull-baiting was banned, this breed made a career of babysitting. Because small children behave particularly loyal.

34. Tyrolean Hound

The Tyrolean Hound was initially used exclusively for hunting in its Austrian homeland, but today the brown breed is used more as a family dog.

When hunting, they are popular because of their excellent nose. House dogs, on the other hand, are mainly known for their trusting nature and active nature.

Fun Fact: It’s rumored in magazines that this dog is DJ Ötzi’s favorite breed… Because she’s so beautiful. She is so amazing She is the Tyrolean Bracke from Tyrol!

35. Australian Kelpie

Australian Kelpies come in many different colors, including all brown. In his homeland, the animals were initially only used as shepherd dogs.

However, her friendly and energetic nature also makes her popular with families. They also resemble foxes with their stature in their pointed ears.

Fun fact: when Australian Kelpies are bored, they like to pinch their master’s heel. Because with this technique they also herd stubborn sheep.

36. Labrador Retrievers

Of all the dog breeds in the world, the Labrador Retriever is by far the most popular. The reason for this is probably her friendly, open, and playful nature.

In addition to a brown coat, this breed also comes in beige and black. They are also good swimmers but shed a lot.

Fun Fact: Here’s a secret trick from personal experience – Labrador Retrievers are ticklish by the hair between their toes. Just try it out while lying down!

37. Poodle

Poodles were used for different things depending on their size. The largest species is still used today as a hunting dog. The Miniature Poodle, on the other hand, is primarily a lap dog.

In general, the breed is considered to be very active, alert, and highly trainable. However, Brown is only one of officially 11 different possible coat colors.

Fun Fact: Poodle hair never stops growing. This also explains why dogs are so popular with hairdressers.

38. Dachshund

The dachshund got its name because it used to be used for hunting to lure out badgers. This makes it the world’s smallest hunting dog.

In addition, brown dogs are considered very playful, stubborn, and brave. Since they bark a lot, they are often referred to as “barkers”.

Fun Fact: Attention flower beds! Dachshunds love to dig and don’t pay any heed to it.

39. Lagotto Romagnolo

As you can probably tell from the name, the Lagotto Romagnolo originally comes from Italy. He is also a good swimmer and is considered very clean.

The coat of this breed is mostly a mixture of white, gray, and brown. However, curly dogs are also available in completely brown.

Fun Fact: These dogs are very popular among truffle lovers. Because with a little training, they can track down the mushrooms themselves from a greater distance.

40. German Spaniel

The Deutscher Wachtelhund has either an all-brown coat or is spotted brown-gray. Of all dogs, this breed is also considered to be very universal.

These four-legged friends are made for both professional hunters and families with children and other pets. They can also be trained very well.

Fun Fact: The official international name of this breed is “Deutscher Wachtelhund”. However, since many Americans have problems with pronunciation, “German Spaniel” has also partially prevailed.

41. Flat Coated Retriever

The Flat-Coated Retriever only comes in one color – either black or tan. In addition, they not only have visual but also behavioral similarities to Labradors.

They are suitable both for families and for hunting. In addition, they are considered to be very open, friendly, and self-confident.

Fun fact: colloquially, the animals are also called “Peter Pan dogs”. Because they need up to 5 years until they are fully grown. For other breeds, on the other hand, it only takes a few months.

42. Staffordshire Bull Terriers

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier comes in 11 different colors. Among other things, there are also two shades of brown and a brown-spotted species.

Although originally bred for dog fighting, English dogs are also known to be very trusting, loyal, and intelligent.

Fun Fact: Dressing up and then scaring your dog might work for other breeds. However, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not afraid.

43. Cesky Fousek

In his Czech homeland, the Český Fousek is especially known for his long beard. He is also popular as a hunting and family dog.

The four-legged friends are also considered to be very loyal, trusting, and hard-working. Although its fur is mostly brown-grey, it also comes in all brown.

Fun fact: you can’t tell males and females apart by the beard. Because even females have a long mustaches!

44. Malinois

The Malinois originally comes from Belgium, where it primarily serves as a shepherd and family dog. Because it has a shorter coat than the German Shepherd, it is considered easier to care for.

The brown four-legged friends are also known for their friendliness, alertness, and active nature. In addition, his hearing is very good. 

Fun fact: The military also uses the Malinois for air operations. Skydiving is part of the standard program here.

45. Perro de Agua Espanol

If you translate the name of this breed into German, it would be called “Spanish Water Dog”. Because the four-legged friends are often used to hunt waterfowl.

In addition, they are considered to be very loyal, easily trainable, and trusting. Their obedient nature also makes them ideal for first-time owners.

Fun Fact: These brown dogs’ coats are not meant to be brushed. Because it becomes matted particularly quickly.

46. German Longhaired Pointer

The German Longhaired Pointer comes in two different coat colors – either all brown or spotted brown and gray. In the past, it was also mainly used as a hunting dog.

Meanwhile, friendly and open dogs are also very popular with families with children. Because the animals are particularly gentle when dealing with smaller ones. 

Fun Fact: This breed is what is known as a “Pointer”. They, therefore, like to stretch their bodies and adopt a stork-like stance to indicate something.

47. Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbracke is one of the very few dog breeds that originally come from Austria. It is also generally considered very rare.

Believe it or not, despite their dachshund-like build, these dogs are also used for hunting thanks to their noses.

Fun fact: When these four-legged friends grow up with other pets, they develop a strong protective instinct for the little animals – sweet as sugar.

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