Every now and again, someone asks me about “other dog breeds” that might be good for them, in the case that a Weimaraner isn’t the ideal choice. Here are some suggestions for other Sporting Dogs:
Dogs that don’t need as much exercise? Clumber Spaniel.
Dogs that are hypoallergenic? Irish Water Spaniel.
Dogs that have a similar silhouette? German Shorthaired Pointer.
What dogs aren’t as sneaky as the Weimaraner? This is pretty unique to Weimaraners, so… any other Sporting Dog, except for maybe the Vizsla. 🙂
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Below are some other dogs from other Groups that I like, for different reasons:
Basenji – Playful, yodels instead of barks, independent.
Harrier – A dog that likes to be with his people.
Pharaoh Hound – Small, yet sleek, with a low maintenance coat.
Whippet – Small athletes. Also sleek and pretty.
Boxer – Good all around family dogs. Patient with children.
Doberman Pinscher – Muscular and energetic. Very loyal.
Airedale Terrier – They look like teddy bears to me.
Bedlington Terrier – Want a dog that looks like a lamb?! Consider this breed.
Kerry Blue Terrier – Love the beautiful blue color.
Wire Fox Terrier – If I ever add a small dog to the pack, I’m getting one of these.
[I’m not really a toy dog person, but the Miniature Pinschers are cute.]
Dalmation – Their spots make them unique.
Poodle – Another hypoallergenic cutie.
Australian Sherpard – I love the Blue Merle colored ones.
Border Collie – I’ve known a few of these personally over the years and I love how sweet they are.
Bouvier des Flandres – If I had a farm, this dog would fit right in. 🙂