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15 Dog Breeds With Long Snouts (With Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Dog snouts are one of the cutest things, whether they’re smooshed in or longer than a ruler. Dog breeds like pugs and boxers have brachycephaly, meaning their noses and faces are flat and compact. While they’re adorable, these dogs can have serious health complications from having flat faces.

There are plenty of long nose dog breeds, also known as dolichocephaly. Most of these long snout dog breeds are sighthounds with hunting instincts, so they’ll need space to roam around. If you’re looking for a long nose dog, there are many to choose from.

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The 15 Dog Breeds with Long Snouts

1. Borzoi

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Borzois, also known as Russian Wolfhounds, are known for their trademark elongated snouts, with some snouts reaching over 8 to 9 inches long. With floating gaits and long, silky coats, these sighthounds once were prized companions for Russia’s wealthiest and most elite socialites and noblemen. Borzois do well in calm environments with gentle owners.

2. Saluki

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Salukis are sighthounds with long snouts and a knack for speed, with extra thick padding on their paws to absorb impact while running. The world’s fastest dog according to the Guinness World Book of Records was a Saluki, with a record of 42.8 miles per hour (68.8 km/h). Similar to their sighthound relatives, Salukis are well-mannered with easy-going personalities.

3. Greyhound

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Our next long nose dog is one of the most popular breeds in history. Greyhounds are famously bred for their short-distance speed racing. Though they are incredibly fast, Greyhounds are surprisingly calm and prefer cuddling under some warm blankets. These dogs have such a short coat that they require insulated coats in colder climates.

4. Afghan Hound

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Afghan Hounds are eye-catching hounds easily recognized for their long snouts, luxurious coats, and curl-tipped tails. They carry themselves with a certain dignity and are generally aloof of strangers that they encounter. Afghan Hounds are excellent jumpers, making them great agility dogs as well as frustrating escape artists.

5. Beagle

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Beagles have a strong drive to follow wherever their noses take them to, often bred for their natural hunting abilities. Beagles tend to need more exercise than they’re usually given, so they’re prone to weight gain if owners aren’t careful. Though they may seem hard to train and handle, beagles are eager to please and loyal to their families.

6. German Shepherd

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Bred for working and guarding purposes, German Shepherds are one of the most intelligent and confident breeds of dogs. Their long noses and naturally upright ears are classic characteristics of this versatile breed. Often becoming highly trained service dogs and K9 police dogs, owners of German Shepherds need to stay confident and consistent with their training.

7. Whippet

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Whippets are descended from Greyhounds, usually weighing around 20-30 pounds. Similar to their larger relative, Whippets are known for their fast speed and calm demeanor once they’re done running. These quiet hounds are especially great at agility, which gives them a chance to stretch their legs and bond with their owners.

8. Doberman Pinscher

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As intimidating as Doberman Pinschers may look, these working dogs also have a playful and goofy side. Often praised for their natural guarding tendencies, they make excellent family dogs with older or well-behaved children. While they’re still considered an “aggressive” breed, Doberman Pinschers are often cuddle-bugs that crave affection.

9. Italian Greyhounds

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Italian Greyhounds are miniature versions of Greyhounds, with a more slender and graceful appearance. Often nicknamed “Iggies”, Italian Greyhounds are sensitive to their surroundings and prefer a quieter environment. Though they can be calm, Iggies require a lot of daily running and exercise to keep them that way.

10. Dachshund

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No list of long snouts could exist without adding the Dachshund, also known as the Weiner dog. With their extra-long bodies, floppy ears, and elongated snouts, Dachshunds are popular house dogs that don’t require much to be happy. Though they can become aggressive, early socialization and training can prevent that.

11. Bloodhound

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Known for their booming barks and unmatched scent drive, Bloodhounds have lots of loose skin, floppy ears, and a giant muzzle. Bloodhounds have such a strong sense of smell that they’re mostly used for search and rescue, as well as drug and cadaver dogs. Though they can be great family pets, Bloodhounds are known to be stubborn and somewhat lazy.

12. Pharaoh Hound

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Pharaoh Hounds are an ancient breed with an elegant and regal appearance, originally bred to for hunting rabbits. These sleek dogs have distinct ears and long snouts, with a variety of colors and patterns. Pharaoh Hounds can be energetic and playful, but they also enjoy snoozing in the comfiest places they can find.

13. Airedale Terrier

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Airedale Terriers have an air of confidence and intelligence, having distinct appearances with their expressive eyes and bearded snouts. Their upbeat attitudes and natural loyalty make them great family pets, with the athleticism to keep up with outdoor activities. Airedale Terriers can also be stubborn, so consistent training is needed.

14. Bull Terrier

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Bull Terriers (Miniature/Standard) are popular long nose dogs famous for their football-shaped heads and cheerful expressions. Both Miniature and Standard Bull Terriers have lots of energy, so they thrive with active families that can meet their needs. Bull Terriers are very affectionate, with personalities that will melt any heart.

15. Rough Collie

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Rough Collies are known for their long coats and elongated faces often remembered as the breed that played the TV dog, Lassie. Originally bred for herding livestock, Rough Collies can be stubborn if owners are not consistent with training. Although they’re rarely used as herding dogs today, Rough Collies can excel in agility and sports.

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