Meet the Top 60 Hunting Dog Breeds

Meet the Top 60 Hunting Dog Breeds

In the past, only those breeds that chased wild animals were called “hunting dogs”. Today, all hunting companions are also official gun dog breeds.

In some federal states in Germany, it is even mandatory for hunters to have a certified hunting dog at their side. Basically, they are divided into 6 categories:

  • Pointing dogs
  • Hunting dogs
  • Sweat dogs
  • Retrievers
  • Earth dogs
  • Search dogs

At least according to the German Hunting Dog Association (JGHV). In other countries, hunting dogs are sometimes classified differently.

Below you will learn about all 60 gun dog breeds officially recognized by the JGHV. At the very end, you will also find a list of non-approved breeds.

1. Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbracke is a hunting dog breed from Austria. The strong dog sheds little, is easy to train, and barks a moderate amount. He needs a lot of exercise.

His excellent nose makes this four-legged friend the ideal sniffer dog for injured wild animals. The dachshund-like dog is ideal for hunting in the mountains and at high altitudes. 

Fun fact: If these four-legged friends grow up with other pets, they develop a particularly strong protective instinct toward them. 

2. Barbet

The Barbet is a brown breed of hunting dog from France. With their obedient, sociable nature, cute four-legged friends are suitable for both beginners and seniors.

The bearded four-legged friends get along well with heat and cold. They are open to children and dogs. However, they find it difficult to stay alone. 

Fun fact: When these dogs sleep on the sofa, you can hardly tell them from an XXL toy teddy bear.

3. Bavarian Mountain Hound

This loyal hunting dog has its origins in Bavaria. He was bred as a tracking dog for hunting. With his super nose, he reliably scents injured game.

The persistent four-legged friends need a lot of exercise and are moderately easy to train. They are not suited to city life and often suffer from separation anxiety. 

Fun Fact: So-called “sweat dogs” don’t get their name from the fact that they sweat a lot, but because they are experts at tracking down injured animals.

4. Beagles

The Beagle is a loveable tracker dog from England. The gun dog breed is considered to be the 6th most popular dog breed in the world. The animals can live up to 15 years.

They are well suited to apartment life. They get along well with children, dogs, and strangers. Beagles love a lot of exercise and love to dig. 

Fun Fact: The name “Beagle” comes from French and roughly translates to “open mouth”. After all, this breed of dog can make more than 20 different sounds. 

5. Black and Tan Coonhound

This long-eared hunting dog breed originated in the USA. The black and brown four-legged friends are suitable as tracking dogs for hunting raccoons and wild animals.

These four-legged friends are not suitable for beginners. They need consistent training and a lot of exercises. As a working dog, these active dogs are better suited.

Fun Fact: Many women use a special shampoo that makes their hair shine. With the Black and Tan Coonhound, this is not necessary. Here the fur is naturally shiny, so many are jealous of it. 

6. Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is considered one of the best tracking dogs of all gun dog breeds. With 300 million olfactory cells, four-legged friends smell many times better than humans. 

The active, stubborn four-legged friend is difficult to train and needs a lot of work. As a pack animal, he really enjoys having other dogs around him.

Fun Fact: Beware all women. A Bloodhound can smell your period from 10 meters away. His snout therefore often goes between your legs.

7. Burn Bracke

This elegant hunting dog breed originated in Austria. It is also known as “Vieräugl” because the four-legged friend has two brown patches of fur above its eyes.

The animals are moderately trainable. They need a lot of exercises and will not be happy if they can’t run freely. They are therefore not suitable for city life. 

Fun Fact: This breed has “Brand” in its name because its fur is the color of burnt wood. 

8. Braque d’Auvergne

This adaptable hunting dog breed from France is also well suited as a family dog. The four-legged friends are very easy to care for and playful.

They get along well with children, dogs, other pets, and even strangers. The rare breed is very obedient and trainable. Even beginners get along well with her. 

Fun Fact: “Mom, look at a Dalmatian!” – Um, not quite. While Dalmatians are the most well-known spotted dog, there are other breeds as well.

9. Braque de l’Ariege

This energetic gun dog breed from France is very large and hardy. The four-legged friends need a lot of attention and have a strong herding instinct. 

They bark a lot, loud and deep. Therefore, they are less suitable for apartment life. The floppy-eared four-legged friends have no problems with children and strange dogs.

Fun fact: “Do you prefer chestnuts or liver?” Yep, these are the official color descriptions of this breed. 

10. Braque du Bourbonnais

As the name suggests, the Braque du Bourbonnais comes from France. The hound breed is relatively rare and was bred specifically for hunting.

It is less suitable as a family dog ​​and for apartment keeping. The four-legged friends are very intelligent, learn quickly, and want to work. They need a lot of exercise. 

Fun Fact: As fearless as these dogs may look when hunting, once left alone, they’ll crawl into a corner in fear. 

11. Braque Saint Germain

This affectionate gun dog breed from France specializes in birds. Nevertheless, she is also suitable as a family dog. The four-legged friends get along well with the children.

The breed, which is rather rare today, was in the 18./19. century very popular. The animals get along well with strange dogs. They bark little and are very trainable. 

Fun Fact: This breed’s normal gait is canter. They are therefore less made for a leisurely walk on a leash. 

12. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

This quadruped is a water dog, meaning it specializes in hunting waterfowl and is particularly good at swimming. His coat is waterproof and he is webbed. 

The hunting dog breed is also popular as a family dog. In appearance, the four-legged friend resembles a labrador with curly fur. The animals are watchful and stubborn by nature. 

Fun fact: Attention, energy junkies! When they are young, these dogs like to release their energy by jumping around wildly. 

13. Curly-Coated Retrievers

This intelligent gun dog breed from England was bred for hunting both land and waterfowl. The curly dog ​​is also suitable as a family dog.

He is trusting and loyal to his family. He gets along well with children and dogs. The good swimmer has an easy-care coat and loves a lot of activity and action. 

Fun Fact: The fur on these dogs’ faces is completely smooth. On the other hand, they have strong curls on the rest of their bodies. 

14. Dachshund

The clever dachshund was bred in Germany. The hunting dog breed was mainly used for hunting badgers. His character is great for crawling into the badger’s den. 

The sausage-shaped dog comes in different coat types and sizes. There are 9 Dachshund species in total. The little fur friend is well suited for keeping in apartments. 

Fun fact: Did you know that “dachshunds” are also used to refer to particularly stupid and clumsy people? Better than you call the four-legged friend “dachshund”.

15. German Wirehaired Pointer

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a breed of hunting dog. The spiky-haired four-legged friend can live up to 14 years, shed little, and is easy to train. He barks moderately and needs a lot of exercises.

The four-legged friends find it difficult to stay alone and often suffer from separation anxiety. They are trusting family dogs that are often skeptical of strangers.

Fun fact: With their gray coat and mustache, these dogs often look old from a young age. 

16. German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is not only a great hunting dog breed but also makes a wonderful police dog with its good nose. His sense of smell is great on land and in the water. 

The animals are also excellent swimmers. They even have webbed toes. As a family dog, they are only suitable for active, sporty people.

Fun Fact: This hound is one of the few trackers that follow a scent with their heads held high. Almost all other dogs sniff out a trail with their nose to the ground.

17. German Longhaired Pointer

This good-natured dog comes from Germany and belongs to the hunting dog breed. Today, the well-trained four-legged friend is kept more as a family dog.

German Longhaired Pointers love to play with children and are very versatile. They are friendly to strangers and have only a mediocre hunting instinct. 

Fun Fact: “Is that a GLP, GSP, or GWP?” – This is how the related breeds of the German Longhaired Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, and German Wirehaired Pointer are abbreviated in the USA. 

18. German Stichelhaar

This hunting dog breed with the funny name is one of the big dogs with a shoulder height of 70 cm. The versatile hunting dog is moderately trainable and sheds little.

He needs a lot of attention and is prone to an above-average number of diseases. The four-legged friend gets along well with dogs and children. He barks a little and needs a lot of exercise.

Fun Fact: These dogs have more bristles than the hair on their chest area. When you stroke it, it feels very strange. 

19. German Hound

This German gun dog breed is ideal for tracking and is usually kept in a pack (“breakage”). These hunting dogs are often trained using a horn.

The obedient four-legged friends are well-suited as watchdogs and family dogs. They get along well with children and are ideal for first-time owners. They are intelligent and learn quickly. 

Fun Fact: While some dogs need up to 18 hours of sleep a day, these energetic dogs need less than 9 hours.

20. German Jagdterrier

This small breed of hunting dog from Germany specializes in badgers, foxes, and raccoons. The four-legged friends hunt on and under the ground. You have a good nose. 

Being very territorial, they also make great watchdogs. They are conditionally suitable for keeping in apartments. They can hardly stay alone and hate loneliness. 

Fun fact: Since many English speakers have problems pronouncing the “Jagdterrier”, “German Hunt Terrier” has also become established internationally as a name.

21. German Spaniel

The versatile, active Wachtelhund from Germany is a hunting dog breed with long floppy ears. The four-legged friend is very rare and is mostly used by professional hunters.

He has an excellent nose, is moderately well-trainable, and needs a lot of exercises. He handles the cold well. Children or other dogs are no problem. 

Fun fact: the German Spaniel not only has an excellent sense of smell but is also known to be very curious. So in combination, it’s impossible to hide anything exciting from him. 

22. Wirehaired Hungarian Pointer

This Hungarian gun dog breed is highly trainable and has a gentle, loyal nature. The four-legged friend is one of the most popular dog breeds worldwide.

The red-brown dogs can run very fast, so long walks are a must. They are also wonderful swimmers. They like children, dogs, and strangers. 

Fun Fact: The Wirehaired Hungarian Pointer develops such a strong bond with its master that it is affectionately known as “burdock”.

23. English Cocker Spaniel

This former hunting dog breed from England is now mainly kept as a family and lap dog. The beautiful four-legged friend is easy to train, sheds moderately, and barks a lot. 

However, he is not suitable as a guard dog. He has a happy personality and is very playful. He doesn’t cope well with loneliness. He is also very sensitive to criticism.

Fun Fact: When these dogs start sniffing you and behaving strangely over a long period of time, it’s no joke. They are the first four-legged friends in the world that can sniff out cancer with a high probability. 

24. English Foxhound

The friendly English Foxhound is a breed of hunting dog. He was bred to hunt foxes as a tracker dog. This four-legged friend is happiest in a pack.

The persistent four-legged friend is less suitable for city life. He needs a lot of exercises and is often intolerant of strange dogs. He has a strong hunting instinct. 

Fun Fact: This breed is one of the “Flop 10”. Namely, according to statistics, one of the 10 most unpopular breeds worldwide.

25. English Pointers

The English Pointer is a strong, persistent four-legged friend and belongs to the hunting dog breeds. He is very trainable and is also well-suited as a guard dog.

He is very trusting towards the family and gets along well with children and other dogs. An attitude with a large garden is recommended because it is very active.

Fun Fact: When English Pointers get bored, your furniture or flower bed may take a beating. 

26. English Setters

The English Setter is a hard-working hunting dog. He needs a lot of exercises and is also suitable as a great swimming or jogging partner for active owners.

The four-legged friend is easily trainable and, as a hunting dog breed, specializes in birds. First-time owners get along well with him, but should not just keep him in the apartment and make good use of him. 

Alternatively: Just as the Porsche serves as a status symbol for many, English Setters used to be the status symbols of the nobility.

27. English Springer Spaniels

The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of hunting dog. The Tracker is ideal for single hunters. He is one of the fastest of the 28 spaniel species. In England, he is very popular. 

The persevering four-legged friend can live up to 14 years. He gets along well with children and pets but should be introduced to them at an early age. The four-legged friend is very active. 

Fun Fact: Usually these dogs are very quiet and silent. However, if you leave them alone, they often bridge their loneliness with constant barking.

28. Epagneul Bleu de Picardie

This French hunting dog breed needs a lot of exercises. It is easy to train, very persistent, and rather not suitable for housing. Utilization is mandatory here. 

This rare breed of dog needs a lot of attention. The four-legged friends are excellent swimmers. They need little sleep and are skeptical of strangers. 

Fun Fact: The puppies of these dogs are born with a light gray coat. Only when they mature do they get the black spots.

29. Epagneul Breton

The Epagneul Breton is a hunting dog breed from France. Today, the dog is also popular as a house dog. The four-legged friend needs a lot of physical and mental exercise.

The people-oriented four-legged friend is very well suited for active families. He is very outgoing with strangers, children, and other dogs. He is very eager. 

Fun Fact: If there’s a fidget among dog breeds, the Epagneul Breton deserves that title. The behavior of these dogs is similar to that of hyperactive children.

30. Epagneul de Pont-Audemer

This breed of hunting dog from France belongs to one of 28 spaniel species. The gentle four-legged friends are very easy to train and get along well with children.

The animals learn quickly and need a lot of mental and physical exercise. Despite their adaptability, the active four-legged friends are not made for apartment life. 

Fun Fact: The fur on these dogs’ heads looks almost like a wig. Because their fur is very short on their faces and long curls suddenly appear around them.

31. Epagneul Français

This gun dog breed is an energetic four-legged friend with a moderate hunting drive. The white and brown spotted dog sheds a lot and needs a lot of exercises. At least he barks a little. 

The four-legged friend is not suitable for apartment life. He is very difficult to train and has a hard time staying alone. He also tends to be overweight quickly. 

Fun Fact: Paradoxically, despite its name, the Epagneul Français has its origins in Canada. 

32. Flat-Coated Retrievers

This highly trainable hunting dog breed from England is suitable for use on both land and water. The breed is also ideal as an obedient police dog. 

As a guard dog, however, the four-legged friends are unsuitable. Although they bark a lot, they always greet strangers in a friendly manner. The four-legged friends get along very well with heat and cold. 

Fun Fact: The Flat Coated Retriever is the Peter Pan of dogs! He literally never grows up and always wants to be a puppy. 

33. Fox Terrier

The friendly Fox Terrier is a breed of hunting dog from England. The terrier breed is also known as the “gentleman among terriers”. He is kind, eager, and courageous. 

The four-legged friend is ideal for first-time owners. He learns quickly and with pleasure. With food, he can be trained wonderfully, as he is very greedy. However, his hunting instinct is strong. 

Fun fact: Especially in the beginning, your furry friend will chase after almost everything – even leaves in the wind will trigger his hunting instinct. 

34. Français blanc et noir

This hunting dog breed from France has an active nature. The four-legged friends are very easy to train, need a lot of exercises, and are very happy to bark.

They also make good guard dogs. They are less suitable for keeping in apartments. They find it difficult to be left alone and need a lot of attention. 

Fun fact: The breeders were particularly creative when it came to naming this breed. Because they literally mean “black and white French”. 

35. Francais tricolore

The hunting dog breed here was primarily kept in packs and used for tracking games. Therefore, these animals are less suitable as family dogs.

They have a very strong hunting instinct, need a lot of exercise,s and bark a lot. They are often intolerant of other pets. They generally get along well with people. 

Fun Fact: While these dogs love company, they are also absolute lovers of friction. Wild fights between conspecifics are part of everyday life here. 

36. French Pointer

This obedient, athletic dog hails from France and is one of the gun dog breeds. The quadruped specializes in birds. They are also versatile. 

They make good watchdogs but are still friendly with strangers. When left alone, they often suffer from separation anxiety. You have a lot of energy.

Fun Fact: Most of the four-legged friends of this breed have a brown head and large brown spots on the body as well. Some, on the other hand, are only spotted and have completely brown ears. 

37. Golden Retrievers

Many people forget that this cute dog was originally a waterfowl hunting breed. The “Goldie” is now the 3rd most popular dog breed in the world.

No wonder. His qualities are diverse: he is a good swimmer, very intelligent, and incredibly friendly. Golden Retrievers love attention and are quick learners. 

Fun Fact: A Goldie always stays young at heart. Even though he may have aged physically, inside he will always remain a loveable puppy. 

38. Gordon Setters

The Gordon Setter is a fearless four-legged friend from Scotland. The breed of hunting dogs was bred for hunting birds. Socialized early, he is also suitable as a family dog.

However, you should be careful with smaller children, as self-confident four-legged friends rarely tolerate clumsy behavior. Active four-legged friends need a lot of action. 

Fun Fact: These dogs are real late bloomers. Because while other breeds are already mature after 9 months, these four-legged friends need a full 3 years. 

39. Grand Anglo-Francais tricolore

This French gun dog breed is often used as a tracker for hunting. She is usually kept in packs with other dogs. But that doesn’t mean they’re peaceful.

Due to their hunting instinct, keeping them with other pets is not possible. The four-legged friends need a lot of attention and don’t get along so well on their own.

Fun Fact: While these dogs love four-legged company, they are also known to pick fights. Wild fights within the pack are part of everyday life here. 

40. Griffon d’arrêt à poil dur Korthals

This bearded dog also belongs to the hunting dog breed. The Dutch four-legged friend is also known by the less complicated name “Korthals Griffon”.

While one of the most popular hunting dogs, it is relatively rare internationally. Active four-legged friends are not suitable for apartments. He feels more comfortable in rural areas. 

Fun Fact: Flamingos are known for standing on one leg with the other bent. Well, these dogs frequently do the same thing on three legs.

41. Large Munsterlander

The highly trainable Large Munsterlander is a diverse gun dog breed. He needs a lot of attention and does not like loneliness. Active dogs are not suitable for apartments.

Because of his territoriality, he is well-suited as a guard and protection dog. The animals are trusting of the family and get along well with strange dogs and children.

Fun Fact: This breed’s puppies are white with a black heads. When they mature, they also get black-grey spots in their fur. 

42. Hanoverian Bloodhound

This calm little hunting dog hails from Germany. The hunting dog breed is primarily used as a tracker dog. The four-legged friend is less suitable as a family dog. 

The four-legged friend is difficult to train and often only accepts commands from a single reference person. Other pets are not tolerated by the dog. 

Fun Fact: For the first few months, these dogs often have black tiger stripes on their fur. However, these are usually increasingly lost when tires are used.

43. Harrier

The friendly Harrier is a breed of hunting dog from England. It is suitable both as a tracker dog and as a guard dog. He sheds moderately, barks a lot, and needs a lot of exercises.

He’s also jokingly dubbed the “beagle on steroids” because he looks bigger and more muscular than a regular beagle. He is trusting and open-minded. 

Fun fact: the harrier is a curious four-legged friend that has to use its nose to explore new terrain right down to the last corner. 

44. Irish Red and White Setters

This setter is a breed of hunting dog from Ireland. The beautiful dog needs a lot of exercises and barks moderately a lot. Its long fur on the chest, legs, and tail is striking.

The four-legged friend gets along well with children and is also suitable for beginners. However, he should come into an active family because the athletic dog needs a lot of exercises. 

Fun fact: these four-legged friends are very well-known among stamp collectors. You’ll find them particularly often on Irish postage stamps.

45. Irish Setters

This long-haired dog is a beautiful gun dog breed from Ireland. Due to its intelligence, the sociable four-legged friend is also suitable as a family or therapy dog.

The friendly dog ​​is not to be used as a guard dog. He gets along very well with children and other dogs. He meets strangers in a playful and friendly manner. 

Fun fact: Irish Red Setters hate solitude. In order to bridge this bad time, they particularly like to sleep on their owners’ clothes or shoes.

46. Small Munsterlander

The Small Munsterlander is a beautiful hunting dog breed from Munster. The versatile hunting dog is used both on land and on the water.

A good swimmer is ideal for sports. He reacts very well to non-verbal signals, and learns a lot and quickly. He loves company and doesn’t do well on his own. 

Fun fact: This breed of dog has its own association with a fan shop for lovers – the so-called “Association for Small Munsterlanders”.

47. Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer

This energetic four-legged friend makes an excellent gun dog breed. The well-trained four-legged friend is also suitable as a house dog for active families.

The four-legged friend is fast, sociable, and easy to care for. He enjoys swimming and is friendly to children, dogs, and strangers. In winter he needs a winter coat. 

Fun Fact: If you can’t decide on the color of your four-legged friend’s eyes, then these dogs are just right for you. Because they change their eye color in the course of their lives. They are born with blue eyes. They then turn orange-brown during puberty.

48. Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador Retriever is a former hunting dog breed with an agile, intelligent nature. The four-legged friends shed a lot and are happy to bark. 

They are among the 10 most intelligent dog breeds worldwide and are therefore also very popular as family dogs (1st place). The four-legged friends need a lot of exercises. 

Fun Fact: Labbies are great swimmers, but try bathing them and you’ll wish you never wanted a dog… 

49. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

This four-legged friend from Canada is one of the hunting dog breeds. The four-legged friend is the smallest of a total of six types of retrievers. Today he is also very popular as a family dog.

This dog lives up to 14 years and has a strong hunting instinct. Keeping them with other pets is therefore difficult. But he gets along well with children and dogs.

Fun Fact: “Why is your dog yelling like that?!” – get used to funny looks and this question. Because Duck Tolling Retrievers don’t bark, they scream.

50. East Siberian Laika

The East Siberian Laika is a hunting dog breed with a fearless, protective nature. Therefore, the breed is often used as a guard or sled dog.

The four-legged friends need a lot of attention and are very territorial. Despite good trainability, they are not recommended for first-time owners. The four-legged friends are very stubborn. 

Fun Fact: “Laika” comes from the Russian word “layout” meaning “to bark”. Paradoxically, however, these dogs are anything but happy to bark.

51. Parson Russell Terrier

The Parson Russell Terrier has an energetic, eager disposition. The four-legged friend is very persistent, needs a lot of exercise,s and loves sporting activities.

The hunting dog breed descends from the Jack Russell Terrier but is recognized as a separate breed. She loves throwing games and digging. She gets along well with other dogs. 

Fun fact: Despite its small size, you shouldn’t underestimate the jumping power of your four-legged friend. These dogs can jump up to 1.5 meters high. 

52. Poodle pointer

The Pudelpointer is a brown breed of hunting dog from Germany. The versatile hunting dog has a very good nose and is very adaptable. 

However, he is not a dog for cuddling and cuddling. He has an obedient nature and also makes a good watchdog. He usually gets along well with strangers and dogs. 

Fun Fact: “Look! A Labrador with a beard!” – Um, yes… Something like that.

53. Russian-European Laika

This breed of hunting dog from Russia is ideal for hunting ducks. By barking, he shows his hunter the direction. The four-legged friend is quickly inspired.

He is also suitable as a guard and family dog. However, he should be able to get rid of his energy every day, otherwise, he tends to have problematic behavior.

Fun Fact: Holes in the garden, gnawed chair legs, and annoying constant barking – you can, unfortunately, expect these three things if you don’t regularly exercise these dogs physically and mentally.

54. Slovensky Kopov

This four-legged friend from Slovakia is an obedient, active hunting dog breed with a very good nose. In addition, this dog has a great sense of direction.

Internationally, this persistent breed is very rare. The four-legged friends are easy to care for, get along well with children, and are trusting. They need a lot of attention. 

Fun fact: These dogs were bred specifically for hunting wild boar, but they only weigh around ¼ of the weight themselves.

55. Styrian wire-haired hound

This hunting dog breed comes from Austria. The four-legged friend has an independent, curious nature. He has a strong hunting instinct and barks a lot.

The four-legged friends are rather unpopular as house dogs. They need a lot of exercises and are often dominant. They’re not exactly easy to care for. They are better suited as working animals.

Fun Fact: While these dogs are very playful, they don’t make good playmates for children. Because they were bred to bark almost constantly when running. 

56. Tyrolean Hound

The Tyrolean Hound from Austria is a territorial hunting dog breed. Therefore, it is also suitable as a guard dog. As a family dog, she is trusting and protective.

These dogs are not suitable for living in the apartment. They have a great sense of smell and make good hunting companions. They get along well with dogs. 

Fun fact: this breed always has a fan. Rumor has it that this is DJ Ötzi’s favorite dog breed. Because they are so beautiful, they are so great…

57. Weimaraner

The beautiful Weimaraner is a breed of hunting dog from Germany. It was bred for hunting wild animals and was initially only allowed to be kept by the nobility.

Today, the affectionate four-legged friend is mainly kept as a family dog. He likes to follow his owners everywhere and finds it difficult to stay alone. 

Fun Fact: These dogs are born with dark gray tiger stripes. After a few days, however, these stripes disappear and the typical gray fur remains.

58. Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh Springer Spaniel with its long floppy ears is one of the hunting dog breeds. The four-legged friend has a happy, playful nature.

He was bred for working and hunting. Today, the sweet dog is also popular as a family dog. He is well suited to apartments and is very family-friendly.

Fun Fact: These dogs follow their master’s every step. Incidentally, this also applies to the daily trip to the toilet.

59. Westphalian Dachsbracke

This German breed of hunting dog is visually similar to the dachshund. The Hound is popular as a tracking dog when hunting, but is rather rare as a breed. They love to be in packs.

The adaptable four-legged friends need a lot of attention and are great playmates for children. However, they are generally too active to live in an apartment. 

Fun fact: once these dogs get their nose to the ground, they’re unstoppable. Because they literally follow every trail. 

60. West Siberian Laika

The West Siberian Laika, who likes to bark, is also one of the hunting dog breeds. The beautiful dog sheds a lot, is easy to train, and needs a lot of exercises. He is also ideal as a guard dog. 

The four-legged friend often reacts aggressively toward other dogs. He enjoys chasing cats and is generally territorial. If he is often left alone, he usually reacts by barking.

Fun Fact: Where there’s a will, there’s a way! That seems to be this dog’s motto. The four-legged friends are true masters of escaping – regardless of whether they have to climb, bite or dig to free themselves.

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