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Dog Breeds That Come From Germany

Updated on May 21, 2016

The Affenpinscher Dog Breed

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The Affenpinscher is a toy sized terrier. They are a strong, active dog. They are always ready to play. They are 9 to 11 inches tall and will weigh 6 to 9 pounds. Their coat is thick and wiry. They are tan, black, tan red and silver and gray. The Affenpinscher is loyal, loving and protective. They are loud and make excellent watchdogs.

They are great for apartment living. They are great for catching mice. They are a small dog with a lot of courage. They must be kept on a leash when out. They should be brushed every day, so their coat does not mat. They were developed in Europe as a farm dog to catch rats and track game. The became popular as companion dogs.

The Biewer Dog Breed

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The Biewer Yorkie Terrier is not your usual lapdog. They are a very courageous small little dog. They are very intelligent and easy to train. They are independent, and people oriented. They love activity and attention.

The Biewer Yorkie Terrier will weigh 4 to 7 pounds and be 8 to 9 inches tall. They are a toy sized dog, and their body is covered with straight long hair. Their coat is usually in a striped pattern of black and white, blue and white and brown and white.

The Biewer Yorkie Terrier came to be in 1984 when a purebred Yorkshire Terrier had a litter, and one of the puppies had white markings on it. The German Breeder and his wife loved the puppy. They started a selective breeding program to produce more puppies that were unique.

The Biewer Yorkie Terrier gets along with other dogs. They are extremely protective. They are perfect little watch dogs. They have a problem with digestion and tooth decay. If you feed them dry food, it will help keep their teeth healthy and strong. They are very fragile. They need to be groomed every day. The hair on their head will get long, so it may need to have a band or clip put on it so they can see and eat without a problem.

The Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

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In the 1860s, the Doberman was developed. It came from the German Pinscher, Greyhound and German Shepherd. The German Pinscher is also an ancestor of the Rothwailer and the Weimeraner. They are now extinct. The Miniature Pinscher is not a relative of the Doberman. The Doberman was bred for fast reactions, intelligentsia, power, loyalty and courage.

The first Doberman's were aggressive, fearless and id not trust strangers. The Doberman is a fairly large dog that is muscular and powerful. In some countries, their ears are cropped. In some countries, their ears are left natural. In some countries, their tail is docked and in others it is left long. Doberman's are usually black with tan markings. Sometimes they are reddish brown or a bluish gray. The adult male is 26 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder, and the female is 24 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder. The male will weigh 80 to 100 pounds, and the female will weigh 70 to 78 pounds. They have short hair that is easy to care for.

The Doberman dog of today s loyal and intelligent. They are used by police departments and the military. The Doberman is not an aggressive dog unless they are trained to be aggressive. They can be aggressive to other dogs. The Doberman will usually live to 11 to 13 years old. They are sensitive to heat and cold. They will get bloat. The Doberman is best suited for active people. They will need continuous training. They need a lot of socialization. The are good protection and guard dogs.


The Eurasian Dog Breed

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The Eurasian dog is a great indoor dog. They enjoy their family, but they are independent. They will weigh 50 to 70 pounds and be 20 to 23 inches tall. They have thick medium long hair that can be many different colors.

In 1960, the Eurasian dog was developed by a German breeder. He wanted to create a dog that would have a wolf like Spitz appearance. He wanted them to be gentle and make good family dogs. He crossed the Wolfspitz and the Chow Chow. Later he added the Samoyed.

The Eurasier is not considered a hunting dog or working dog. They are good protection dogs. They are very restrained. They are great with children. They will need frequent brushing. In the Spring and fall, they will need daily brushing as they will shed. They will do fine in an apartment. They will need daily walks. They do not do well when left alone.

The German Wirehaired Pointer Dog Breed

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The German Wirehaired Pointer is a sporting dog. They are 22 to 26 inches tall and they will weigh 46 to 75 pounds. Their coat will be liver, liver and white and black and white. Their coat is very coarse and water resistant.

They are a very loyal, affectionate and gentle dog. They are a high energy dog so they do not usually do well in apartment living. They are great for hunting birds and small game. They are also very good watch dogs.

They love human company. They can become very jealous. They must be trained and socialized when they are young. They are very good hunting dogs. They can point, track and retrieve. They are good working in the water or on land.

Their coat is harsh and thick. The German Wirehaired Pointer needs to be brushed a couple of times a week. Their coat must be thinned in the fall and spring. Be sure to check their ears once a week.

They will need to be walked daily. Make sure they are always taken for walks on a leash.


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      Norma Lawrence 23 months ago from California

      Sorry sgbrowen. I think I might have denied your comment without meaning to

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      Norma Lawrence 23 months ago from California

      Thanks for comment. The Biewer is a beautiful dog. I love dogs so I guess that is why I write about them.

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      Sheila Brown 23 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Very interesting hub. You have listed several dog breeds here that I was not aware of. Good information on all of them. The Biewer is such a beautiful breed!