Popular Breeds of German Dogs

German breeds of dogs

The Most Popular Breeds of German Dogs

Germany is known throughout the world for its rich history, culture, amazing cars, their exceptionally good soccer teams and of course, its incredible breeds of dogs.

German dogs are extremely popular not only in Germany, but all over the world. In this article, we will look at the fascinating history of some of the most popular German dog breeds, as well as how much they might cost you if you live in Sydney, London, Washington, Seville, Paris, and Rome.

Here are five truly wonderful breeds of German Dogs:

1. German Shepherd.

The German Shepherd is one of the most globally well known and loved dog breeds in the world. Originally bred for sheep herding, these incredibly intelligent and very loyal dogs have found favour as working dogs, family pets, and even in law enforcement. German Shepherds can be purchased in Sydney, London, Washington, Seville, Paris, and Rome, among other places. A German Shepherd can range in price from $750 to $2,500, depending on factors such as lineage, age, and training.

2. Rottweiler.

Rottweilers have been around since the Roman Empire.   The Romans used a specific breed of dog to herd livestock.   They marched these dogs with the Roman legions across the Alps, protecting the soldiers and driving their cattle. These dogs met and mixed with the native dogs in Rottweil, Germany, and the Rottweilers we know and love today resulted from a natural crossing.

These powerful and confident dogs were originally used for herding and protecting livestock. Today, Rottweilers are known for their very protective nature towards their pet parents and human families and this makes them excellent pets for just about any family. If you’re looking to purchase a Rottweiler, you can find them in Sydney, London, Washington, Seville, Paris, and Rome. The average cost of a Rottweiler ranges from $1,000 to $3,000.

3. Doberman Pinscher.

The Doberman Pinscher, commonly referred to as the Doberman, is a fascinating German breed of dog renowned for being very loyal, highly intelligent and with built in protective instincts. Dobermans, which were originally bred as guard dogs, are now popular as both working dogs and loving family pets. If you want to own a Doberman, you can do so in Sydney, London, Washington, Seville, Paris, and Rome. A Doberman Pinscher can cost between $1,350 and $3,800 on average.

4. German Shorthaired Pointers.

German Shorthaired Pointers, or GSPs, have always been sensational hunting dogs well known for their agility and above average endurance. These beautiful dogs were developed in Germany in the 19th century by crossing various breeds, including Spanish Pointers, Bloodhounds, and English Pointers. GSPs quickly gained popularity due to their exceptional hunting abilities and became beloved companions.   My father had a German Shorthaired Pointer for many years, and he was the only dog I’ve ever seen climb a ladder onto a roof and stay there with him while he replaced gutters, etc.

If you want to own a German shorthaired pointer, you can do so in Sydney, London, Washington, Seville, Paris, and Rome. A German shorthaired pointer can cost between $650 and $1,600 on average.

5. Dachshunds.

Dachshunds, also known as “wiener dogs” or “sausage dogs,” have a long history in Germany dating back to the 15th century. Amazingly, Dachshunds were actually originally bred to hunt badgers.   They were specially bred with long bodies, short legs, and exceptional sense of smell in mind. They grew in popularity as family pets due to their playful and affectionate nature.

Dachshunds can be purchased in Sydney, London, Washington, Seville, Paris, and Rome. A Dachshund can cost anywhere from $550 to $4,000.  The pedigree of the dog’s parents, the type of coat and colours, the texture of the coat, the breeders used, and the location of the sale all contribute to the wide range of prices for a Dachshund.

What makes a good breeder of German Breed Dogs.

When looking for a reputable breeder for German Breed Dogs, look for one who prioritises the health, temperament, and overall quality of their dogs.

I would seek out a breeder with at least 20 years of experience and they should prioritise genetic health testing for their dogs and provide a nurturing environment for them.  

In some cases they should be dedicated to breeding dogs with exceptional working abilities, such as German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, and Rotties.  

They should concentrate on breeding dogs who excel in a variety of activities such as obedience, agility, and search and rescue. 

They should prioritise early socialisation and offer ongoing assistance to puppy buyers.

Here are a couple of well respected breeders of German Shorthaird Pointers:

1.    PQR German Shorthairs: Located in Germany, PQR German Shorthairs is a well-known German Shorthaired Pointer breeder. Their primary goal is to produce GSPs with outstanding hunting skills, stable temperaments, and excellent health. Their dogs grow up in a loving environment and are well-socialized.

2.   STU Shorthairs in Germany are committed to breeding German Shorthaired Pointers that have outstanding hunting prowess and adaptable work styles. They place a high priority on genetic health testing and give their puppy buyers continuing assistance.


It is important to conduct extensive research, locate a reliable breeder, and make sure you are ready for the responsibilities that come with owning a German heritage dog breed when thinking about bringing one into your home.

Keep in mind that the initial investment is only the start of a lifetime commitment to give your pet love, care, and a nurturing environment.

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