The Affenpinscher is one of the oldest dog breeds in Germany. Although it is very small, it should not be underestimated.
American Cocker Spaniel
In the USA the American Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular dogs - in Europe it is (still) an insider tip for everyone who is looking for a friendly four-legged friend with the special charm of a (former) hunter.
Appenzell Mountain dog
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is not for couch potatoes: The pedigree dog from the Appenzeller Land, which was bred as a farmer and herding dog, is a bundle of energy through and through. With a sporty owner who offers him enough exercise, the barking nature boy also feels at home in the role of the family dog.
Good-natured, clever and always ready for shared adventures: a barbet combines many positive traits that make it the ideal companion dog. However, dog lovers should not underestimate the fact that they need a lot of varied activities to be balanced.
The noble, large greyhound from Russia, whose breed name "Borzoi" is derived from the Russian word for "fast", is one of the oldest dog breeds and the fastest land animals in the world. If he is allowed to run freely, the energetic thoroughbred hunter shows himself to be a calm and affectionate family dog.
Bearded Collie lovers agree: "If you don't know this breed of dog, you have to experience it!" And whoever has experienced how a Bearded Collie with fluttering fur happily rushes across meadows, with what energy and joy it romps around and how attentive and responsive if he is at the same time vigilant for the wishes of his owner, he must simply fall for this original dog breed with its unmistakable charm.
Bernese Mountain Dog
Dürrbächler, yellow baker, four-eyed man? The former farm dog from the Bernese Oberland is known by many names and is now popular all over the world as a family dog. Bernese Mountain Dogs meet their people with a large portion of warmth of the heart - even though they prefer snow and cold outside in nature.
The French Belgian Bichon Frisé is a charmer who enchants many dog lovers with his friendly nature. Find out more about the popular breed here.
At first glance, he's a typical lap dog. At second glance it becomes clear: A Bolognese can do a lot more than just cuddle! The sympathetic and playful four-legged friend is a great companion for young and old and spreads a happy mood everywhere with its open nature.
The "colorful lap dog" from Russia, as the name translates, is also enjoying growing popularity outside of its home country. No wonder, because after all, the Bolonka Zwetna is a real little sunshine that gives its owners a lot of joy with its cheerful and uncomplicated character.
The Boston Terrier is very popular in its home country, the USA, while it is only slowly gaining popularity in Europe. But his fans know exactly what they get from this extraordinary four-legged friend: the Boston Terrier is an uncomplicated companion dog, which spreads a good mood everywhere with its bright nature and very special facial expressions.
The rugged Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest hunting terriers in Scotland and has retained its rustic appearance, courage and self-confidence to this day. Instead of chasing foxes and badgers under piles of rubble, the small, friendly daredevil now acts primarily as a companion and family dog.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
One particularly outstanding feature distinguishes the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from the King Charles Spaniel: its nose length. Both breeds are named after Kings Charles I and Charles II, who were great spaniel friends. To this day, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has lost none of its original charm.
The Cavapoo - also known as the Cavoodle - is one of the so-called hybrid dog breeds. It was created by crossing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a toy or miniature poodle and impresses not only with its extremely cute appearance, but also with its lively and loving manner.
The world's smallest dog breed has the most famous masters in the world and one of the highest life expectancies. The Chihuahua is a superlative dog that feels at home in the handbags of Madonna, Britney Spears or Paris Hilton. The Mexican pedigree dog is much more than a luxurious lap dog.
Chinese crested dog
This little dog polarizes: some love it, others smile at the look of the supposedly pampered fashion dog. The Chinese Crested Dog is a very robust, lively fellow with a history going back thousands of years.
Coton de Tulear
In the French colonial times, the small, pretty Coton de Tuléar was a dog of the French upper class in Madagascar. Fortunately, today he delights far more dog lovers with his enchanting nature and his distinctive appearance. However, depending on the region, fans of the breed have to travel long distances in order to be able to call a specimen of this companion dog their own: The Coton de Tuléar is still exceptional today.
The Deerhound, also known as the Scottish Deer Dog, was used to hunt deer back in the Middle Ages. Although the breed has since lost its original field of activity, it still has the same speed, agility and fearlessness. Thanks to their gentle nature, the large greyhounds with their coarse fur are popular family dogs today.
Stocky and nimble, stubborn and balanced, peaceful and ready to defend - a German boxer seems to be a dog breed full of contradictions. But it is precisely this versatility that makes the boxer dog a real all-rounder.
Combining the best of different dog breeds to create an optimal family dog - this basic idea forms the basis for the Elo, which is not, however, a breed recognized by an international umbrella organization.
She looks grim, is comfortable and snores - you would actually imagine a “dream partner” differently. But with their unmistakable charm, their sense of humor and their amiable, slightly clumsy-looking manner, the English Bulldog conquers the hearts of its people in no time.
The Epagneul Breton, also known as the "Breton Spaniel" in Germany, is an insider tip among hunters in this country. In his home country he is the most common hunting companion of all.
The Epagneul Français, this talented hunting dog, has a small but loyal fan base, especially in its native France and Canada.
Among the spaniel breeds, the field spaniel is not only the oldest representative of the land spaniel, but also one of the rarest. The original hunting dog not only impresses with its pretty, noble appearance, but also with its sensitive, friendly and child-loving nature.
The Flat-Coated Retriever used to be one of the most popular retrievers in England and was also highly valued by the English nobility due to its elegant appearance. Today the medium-sized retriever with the smooth coat is a friendly family dog, but still has a lot of willingness to work and temperament.
The happy French Bulldogs, also called "Bullys" by their fans, are sympathetic small dogs who, with their charm and need to cuddle, quickly wrap every dog lover around their paws.
The Golden Doodle is not a breed of dog, but a cross between a Golden Retriever and a large or small poodle. Marketed as an easy-care "allergy dog", the mix - like the Labradoodle - is enjoying increasing popularity among dog lovers.
The medium-sized Golden Retriever is a great friend of children and an ideal family dog: He is very people-oriented and easy to handle, but needs a little grooming and plenty of exercise.
This four-legged friend from Cuba with European roots is a real all-rounder for every dog lover who likes to live with an uncomplicated, lively charmer.
Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spirited, sporty and people-oriented: the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a real all-rounder and a valued family dog. Its silky, soft, wheat-colored fur, however, requires intensive care.
The Japan Chin. Chin is an abbreviation of chiichi inu and means "little dog". The elegant Japanese, with the copious coat and the typical oriental expression, already fitted into the kimono sleeves of the noble Japanese ladies and today finds enough space even in a small city apartment. His calm, gentle and affectionate nature makes him a perfect companion for families, old people and dog beginners.
Small but mighty: With its lush, pure white coat and lively, proud expression, the little Japanese Spitz is a real eye-catcher. The Nihon Supittsu, as it is called in its native Japan, is by no means noticeable due to its noisy barking. In contrast to his relatives, the German lace, the vigilant Japanese only hits in an emergency.
Up to 10 kg distributed over a maximum height of 45 cm at the withers: Small poodles are exactly the right size for many dog lovers, so that they are always part of the party as a loyal companion.
Continental dwarf spaniel
With black button eyes and large ears, the continental pygmy spaniel (Papillon and Phalène) will melt the hearts of numerous dog lovers. But as the name suggests: The spaniel is a real (mouse) hunter in the cute-looking companion dog.