Breed Table

In the following table we have put together basic information regarding a small selection of different dog breeds for you.  

Valuable information regarding the typical characteristics, special challenges, average shoulder height and weight of the different breeds are presented here for your consideration if you wish to offer a dog a home.
Your dog needs a new collar, lead or, e.g., a new coat? Now you can quickly orientate yourself using the sizes presented here for the respective breed. To make completely certain, you should always measure the individual size (neck or belly circumference, back length, etc.). 

Have lots of fun while discovering!
Afghan Hound
A somewhat self-willed breed, not suitable for every owner. These dogs need to run, and will not be satisfied with strolls on the leash. They love to race. Very dependent in the family, but usually rather reserved.
weight:
23 - 27 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 52 cm
Height shoulder:
63 - 74 cm
Length of back:
60 - 65 cm
Airedale Terrier
The largest but most uncomplicated terrier. This breed can be a useful working animal, but also a good family pet. Terriers need a lot of exercise, but are otherwise undemanding. This breed is suitable even for first-time dog owners.
weight:
20 - 25 kg
Neck circumf.:
48 - 55 cm
Height shoulder:
56 - 61 cm
Length of back:
48 - 55 cm
American Staffordshire
Dogs of this breed are courageous and domineering, but also true and loyal to their owners. They have enormous stamina, and love to run free. No dog for the novice: they require thorough training and a strong hand. However they are capable of learning and then can also become good family dogs.
weight:
15 - 17 kg
Neck circumf.:
50 - 60 cm
Height shoulder:
43 - 48 cm
Length of back:
40 - 45 cm
Barzoi

Borzois were once used for hounding wolves! An extremely elegant breed, these dogs lose their reserve and coolness the moment they are allowed to run as long and as quickly as they like. When they get sufficient exercise, they can fit well into the family.

weight:
34 - 45 kg
Neck circumf.:
45 - 55 cm
Height shoulder:
65 - 82 cm
Length of back:
67 - 84 cm
Basset

A quiet, self-confident breed, somewhat stubborn. This breed is unfortunately seen as a type of long lap dog. In contact with other dogs, they are fearless and powerful.

weight:
18 - 30 kg
Neck circumf.:
42 - 50 cm
Height shoulder:
33 - 38 cm
Length of back:
60 - 75 cm
Beagle

This breed has a sad reputation as a research animal. By nature, tends to be a good hunter (running in the pack). These are also good family dogs, because of their good-tempered, clever and happy characteristics.

weight:
10 - 18 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 45 cm
Height shoulder:
33 - 41 cm
Length of back:
42 - 48 cm
Bearded Collie

A happy, easily trained family pet, which loves to frolic with children. However, this breed requires a lot of affection, freedom of movement and long walks. The silky fur must be groomed daily.

weight:
20 - 28 kg
Neck circumf.:
42 - 48 cm
Height shoulder:
51 - 56 cm
Length of back:
50 - 55 cm
Berger de Brie

This typical shepherd’s helper is more and more often to be found in the household, due to his / her alertness, trusting nature and
quickness and eagerness to learn. It is no rarity to find these dogs performing as the star of the circus.

weight:
20 - 30 kg
Neck circumf.:
45 - 55 cm
Height shoulder:
56 - 68 cm
Length of back:
65 - 75 cm
Bernese Mountain Dog

A reliable dog with a heart of gold. Easily trained as a working dog, and also an almost perfect family pet: even small children do not disturb these dogs of strong character.

weight:
um 40 kg
Neck circumf.:
50 - 55 cm
Height shoulder:
60 - 72 cm
Length of back:
65 - 75 cm
St. Bernhard

The typically peaceful and thoughtful utility dog. No dog for beginners, as this breed must be well trained and carefully fed. Their claim to fame is their impressive appearance as well as their bravery and courage.

weight:
70 - 85 kg
Neck circumf.:
60 - 70 cm
Height shoulder:
70 - 80 cm
Length of back:
70 - 80 cm
Bull Terrier

Unfairly identified as an attack dog. This breed is loyal, dependant and child-friendly. However, they can be made to become a deadly weapon by criminal conditioning. With proper obedience training, they can be raised to be good family pets.

weight:
20 - 30 kg
Neck circumf.:
50 - 55 cm
Height shoulder:
40 - 55 cm
Length of back:
55 - 65 cm
Cairn Terrier

A typical terrier, not a lap dog, and not a toy. Good with children. Intelligent, lively, self-confident and fearless. Can also be trained for the hunt. Tends to be cheeky when improperly raised.

weight:
6 - 7,5 kg
Neck circumf.:
37 - 42 cm
Height shoulder:
26 - 31 cm
Length of back:
40 - 42 cm
Chihuahua

The smallest breed of dog in the world! However, when avoiding extreme miniaturisation in breeding, astonishingly compact and robust. An intelligent dog, eager and willing to learn. This breed’s need for exercise can also be satisfied in the apartment.

weight:
1 - 3 kg
Neck circumf.:
25 - 32cm
Height shoulder:
bis 22 cm
Length of back:
20 - 30 cm
Chow

A particularly regal bearing distinguishes this breed, which usually prefers only one master or mistress. These dogs have strong nerves, do not startle easily, and make good watchdogs.

weight:
21 - 27 kg
Neck circumf.:
50 - 65 cm
Height shoulder:
45 - 50 cm
Length of back:
45 - 50 cm
Dachshund

The dachshund belongs to one of the most valued and numerous pets overall, but is also kept as a hunter. These perky and somewhat thickheaded dogs will try to train their masters and mistresses with clever and amusing tricks.

weight:
bis 9 kg
Neck circumf.:
30 - 40 cm
Height shoulder:
18 - 23 cm
Length of back:
30 - 45 cm
Collie

Not to be mistaken for Lassie! Independent of its unattainable Hollywood image, however, the collie is a clever, alert and eager learner. Fits well into the family and needs a lot of affection and attention.

weight:
18 - 30 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 45 cm
Height shoulder:
51 - 61 cm
Length of back:
50 - 60 cm
German Longhair

Because of their keen sense of smell, intelligence and eagerness to learn, these dogs are brilliant allaround hunting dogs. This breed is suited to the sporting type, who also likes to spend a lot of time outdoors.

weight:
um 30 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 50 cm
Height shoulder:
63 - 70 cm
Length of back:
65 - 70 cm
Dalmatian

An elegant and clever dog, often degraded to being put on display due to its beautiful and unusual appearance. This breed can be well trained, and has all the characteristics of a good utility dog.

weight:
23 - 32 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 50 cm
Height shoulder:
50 - 61 cm
Length of back:
65 - 75 cm
Golden Retriever

Not only a golden coat, but a heart of gold as well. The ideal dog for children and families. Because of their friendliness and cleverness, also good hunting dogs which love the water.

weight:
27 - 37 kg
Neck circumf.:
45 - 53 cm
Height shoulder:
51 - 61 cm
Length of back:
55 - 65 cm
German Shepherd

The most common large German breed. In spite of their uniformity of appearance, these dogs can present a wide variety of dog personalities. In the ideal case, a very clever and reliable companion with strong nerves, displaying superior characteristics as a working dog.

weight:
32 - 38 kg
Neck circumf.:
50 - 70 cm
Height shoulder:
55 - 65 cm
Length of back:
65 - 75 cm
Hovawart

One of the oldest German breeds. Has all of the positive characteristics of the German Shepherd, with a very pleasant personality. Can be easily trained for all purposes.

weight:
25 - 40 kg
Neck circumf.:
48 - 60 cm
Height shoulder:
58 - 70 cm
Length of back:
65 - 75 cm
Fox Terrier

This classic terrier breed incorporates all the attractive characteristics of this beloved species. Fox Terriers can be trained for the hunt as well as making good family pets. However, thorough training is necessary.

weight:
6,5 - 9 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 45 cm
Height shoulder:
36 - 38 cm
Length of back:
38 - 45 cm
Irish Wolfhound

The largest breed in the world! If one can do without extreme size, still relatively robust. A peaceful, gentle yet self-confident dog. With a minimum of training, suitable as a family dog. Lots of exercise is an absolute must.

weight:
40,5 - 54 kg
Neck circumf.:
55 - 65 cm
Height shoulder:
71 - 85 cm
Length of back:
40 - 85 cm
Greyhound

The typical racing dog, with the highest level of performance in this area. If one satisfies this animal’s incredible need for running and exercise, he or she can become a happy-go-lucky and dependent family dog with a minimum of training as well.

weight:
25 - 33 kg
Neck circumf.:
45 - 50 cm
Height shoulder:
68 - 74 cm
Length of back:
60 - 70 cm
Pomeranian

These dogs were quite in style in the 1920’s, with their beautiful bushy tails and thick and luxuriant coats. An ideal guard dog, that shows no mercy when barking at strangers. An intelligent dog, eager to learn, that needs a lot of human affection and attention.

weight:
wechselnd
Neck circumf.:
35 - 40 cm
Height shoulder:
23 - 28 cm
Length of back:
30 - 35 cm
Irish Red Setter

An incredibly gentle and polite dog. This breeds clever nature allow them to be easily trained, but they cannot stand a harsh word or tone of voice. A happy companion that loves to run, can also be trained as a hunting dog.

weight:
25 - 30 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 45 cm
Height shoulder:
61 - 68 cm
Length of back:
65 - 75 cm
Leonberger

This race, resembling the lion in appearance, is lively, loyal, and reliable and loves children. Does not need a lot of exercise. Because of their cleverness, they can be trained as working dogs.

weight:
50 - 70 kg
Neck circumf.:
55 - 65 cm
Height shoulder:
65 - 80 cm
Length of back:
70 - 85 cm
Labrador Retriever

An intelligent dog distinguished by its well-natured character. A typical working dog, used in hunting, tracking, rescue missions and as seeing-eye dogs, this breed is also a good member of the family. They love water.

weight:
28 - 35 kg
Neck circumf.:
50 - 55 cm
Height shoulder:
54 - 57 cm
Length of back:
55 - 60 cm
Maltese

As long ago as 2000 years, this dog was bred especially for ladies. Lively, happy, playful and vivacious. These dogs have a long life expectancy when they receive regular care and lots of love and affection.

weight:
3 - 4 kg
Neck circumf.:
30 - 35 cm
Height shoulder:
20 - 25 cm
Length of back:
30 - 38 cm
Lhasa Apso

A friendly breed with a strong sense of self-confidence. Extraordinarily alert and mistrustful of strangers. The lush fur needs a lot of care and attention. The Lhasa Apso needs a lot of attention in order not to become sullen or surly.

weight:
5 - 7 kg
Neck circumf.:
35 - 45 cm
Height shoulder:
24 - 28 cm
Length of back:
35 - 42 cm
Münsterländer (Small)

A true and gentle soul, that always wishes to be kept busy. Due to their extreme cleverness, can be well trained for hunting. The great need for exercise and freedom of movement can lead to problems when kept indoors.

weight:
20 - 25 kg
Neck circumf.:
45 - 50 cm
Height shoulder:
50 - 60 cm
Length of back:
45 - 55 cm
Mastiff

The heaviest race of dog. The mastiff shows its best side when its weight is kept moderate does not approach the highest limit allowable! Good-natured and dependent in the family, their effect on strangers is only frightening because of their massive size.

weight:
75 - 100 kg
Neck circumf.:
65 - 80 cm
Height shoulder:
um 80 cm
Length of back:
70 - 85 cm
Newfoundlander

Sense of humour, gentle disposition, uncomplicated, dependent and obedient are the adjectives best describing the Newfoundlander breed. They are friendly to people and animals, love to swim and are good at it, not particularly alert, but very robust because of their thick coats.

weight:
50 - 65 kg
Neck circumf.:
55 - 65 cm
Height shoulder:
62 - 75 cm
Length of back:
65 - 75 cm
Münsterländer (Large)

In addition to being an excellent hunting dog, the large Münsterländer also makes a good pet, when he / she gets enough exercise and freedom of movement. This breed is basically friendly to all, but is an excellent guard dog in an emergency.

weight:
25 - 29 kg
Neck circumf.:
50 - 55 cm
Height shoulder:
58 - 65 cm
Length of back:
55 - 65 cm
Scottish Terrier

Dog of the Year 1994! Typical terrier, although relatively easy to raise. Basically a hunting dog, that also has a right to take its place as an ideal family and apartment dog. Sensible, vivacious and very clever.

weight:
8,5 - 10,5 kg
Neck circumf.:
35 - 45 cm
Height shoulder:
25 - 28 cm
Length of back:
40 - 45 cm
Pekingese

Ancient Chinese race, which served in the emperor’s palace as a lion substitute! Proud, regal and very alert, they love small children. The Pekingese is not spoiled or pampered, but does requires lots of care and attention.

weight:
3,5 - 6 kg
Neck circumf.:
30 - 35 cm
Height shoulder:
15 - 25 cm
Length of back:
35 - 40 cm
Shih Tzu

This dog appears arrogant and self-confident, but is indeed playful and good-natured. Not considering the great deal of care and attention required, this breed is an uncomplicated and child-friendly family dog.

weight:
5 - 8 kg
Neck circumf.:
35 - 42 cm
Height shoulder:
25 - 27 cm
Length of back:
40 - 45 cm
Shelti (Shetl. Sheepdog)

This small version of the collie is a very dependent family dog. This breed needs lots of exercise, is lively and intelligent. In spite of the relatively long fur, care and upkeep are simple.

weight:
7 - 8 kg
Neck circumf.:
40 - 45 cm
Height shoulder:
30,5 - 37 cm
Length of back:
42 - 48 cm
Staffordshire Bullterrier

A strong character and chiefly people-friendly. This dog can be twisted into a fearsome attack dog, after criminal conditioning. Proper training makes a comfortable companion of this breed.

weight:
11 - 17 kg
Neck circumf.:
45 - 60 cm
Height shoulder:
35 - 40 cm
Length of back:
42 - 48 cm
 

 

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