Grey dogs can be a surprise to some people. It’s one of the rarer breed colors, so it’s quite a sight. It is amazing to see how coat color develops in different dogs. Eumelanin is responsible for colors like liver, blue (gray), and isabella.
It’s fascinating to see how temperament and structure can differ between breeds with the same color of fur. Check our list of gray dog breeds. Enjoy!
1. Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff can be a brute in mass proportions. They are wrinkled, have droopy jowls, and have a lot of slobber. They may appear to be gentle, calm, and easygoing dogs, but they can also be aloof or indifferent. They are affectionate towards their family but can be selective around strangers. Although they are not aggressive by nature, they can be shy or suspicious, so it is important to keep an eye on them.
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A Weimaraner is the perfect dog for those who have lots of energy. They love to work or play and are sound. They are strong and athletic with sturdy frames. You need to be firm with them as they are stubborn and may not do what you ask. Because of their energy and enthusiasm, they can be friendly dogs that get along well with children.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a reputation for being incredibly cuddly, playful, and fun-loving. They love to be loved and are a part of their families. They are known for being difficult with dogs and other pets. Exposing them to as many animals as possible early in their lives is important as this will help shape their social behavior.
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4. American Bully
The American Bully is a muscular dog. Although they can be peaceful and quiet, they quickly jump in when they feel someone is hurting their loved ones. These gentle giants may appear laid-back and tranquil, yet they will not hesitate to intervene if they suspect someone they care about is being harmed.
French Bulldogs have become quite popular. You can find them in many striking colors- grey being one example. They are great companion animals and can be friendly with children, strangers, pets, and other people. They are very affectionate and will do anything to help you know someone is nearby.
6. Great Dane
Great Danes can be intimidating due to their size, but they are gentle giants who are extremely social. Before you buy one, it is important to know what to expect from your dog. They grow quickly and cannot understand how big they are yet. It can be difficult to train them because of their clumsiness.
7. Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog, which is adorable grey and white, is a fun-loving dog. These dogs were originally bred as herding dogs. They still have a lot of that instinct today. They can be gentle and will sometimes try to herd children or owners by gently nudging them. They are extremely relaxed and easygoing.
You may think of a Greyhound as a racing dog. These dogs are known for their agility and speed, but they can also be shy, timid, or even backward. Although they may be able to enjoy intense play in short bursts, they are happy to take a nap afterward.
9. Blue Lacy
Blue Lacy dogs were bred for work. They need constant stimulation. This could be training, playing, or just for fun. If they get bored, they can be destructive and aggressive. If you are active or have many activities to keep them stimulated, they will make a wonderful companion.
10. Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound is known for its graceful grace and large proportions. They are gentle and docile and can be trained to work with other animals.
Keeshonds are adorable, but also very entertaining. They are not aggressive and are very playful. They love to be admired and are happy to share in your happiness. They smile by showing off their teeth.
12. Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terriers can be lively and have a genuine terrier personality. They believe they are in control, and that’s it. They can be sweethearts if they wish to, but that doesn’t make them any less loyal. They can be very affectionate and loyal to their owners. They may also enjoy playing with smaller animals outdoors or chasing household cats.
13. Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamutes were originally sled dogs and are still revered for their strength. These are energetic dogs. With sharp minds and strong wills. Their loyalty to the family is undiminished, and they will never abandon them. They may not share the same sentiment with strangers and may not get along well with other animals.
14. Scottish Deerhound
The Scottish Deerhound, a dignified sighthound, is calm and in repose. They are calm, gentle, and sensitive. Although they may not be overly affectionate towards strangers or animals, they are extremely friendly. They are not suitable for guard dogs, but they can be a good companion.
The Pumi can be a very active little sprout always ready to play. If you don’t like barking, this breed might be a good choice. They are usually shy around strangers, but once they get to know you, you will be a good friend and they will choose you to throw their favorite ball.
16. Pyrenean Shepherd
The Pyrenean shepherd is a dominant little dog that will rule the roost. They are very enthusiastic about positive reinforcement and training. However, they do not respond well to harsh punishments or negative criticism. These dogs are great with other animals and will show their owners that they are the king and queen of the castle.
17. Carpathian Shepherd Dog
The Carpathian Shepherd Dog, a large, loving dog that loves people and is devoted to its owners, makes a great guard dog. It protects farm life as well as households. They are patient and even-tempered, which makes them great playmates and caretakers for children. They may enjoy playing but are more likely to take on a parental role. It is important to allow them to move around and not be cooped up.
18. Thai Ridgeback
The Thai Ridgeback has gained popularity in the West. This breed is beautiful. These dogs are athletic and strong with an amazing structure. Because they are self-sufficient, they can care for themselves. They are stubborn. This grey breed is not recommended to be owned by novices.
19. Bergamasco Shepherd
The Bergamasco Shepherd looks unique with its dreadlocked grey hair. Their matted coats come in many shades of grey. Their coats keep them warm and make them very adaptable to the outdoors. They are affectionate, loving, and versatile companions.
The Poodle is the smartest of all dog breeds. There are three sizes available: the standard, the miniature, and the toy. They all have their own unique characteristics, but they are all friendly and eager to please. They are willing to learn and can thrive on trick or obedience training.
21. Cane Corso
The Cane Corso, is among the gentler giants of the large dog breeds. Although some Corsos can show aggression due to lifestyle or circumstances, they are generally calm and laid-back. While they will not hesitate to protect their family, they are also sensible and indifferent towards outsiders.
The Whippet, a smaller sighthound breed, is sometimes mistaken for an Italian greyhound. They are usually timid but incredibly gentle. They can be anxious or nervous if raised in an aggressive environment or given negative corrections. Like most sighthounds, they are extremely fast grey dogs. They will enjoy cuddling and taking frequent naps at home.
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Akita was born in northern Japan, where it is colder. A master must be able to provide constant and firm guidance for this powerful, noble grey dog breed. Akitas are pack animals and thrive on the hierarchy within the family. These dogs are intelligent and willful. They make excellent guard dogs.
24. Siberian Husky
Siberian Huskies make another great sled dog. They are very pack-oriented. They are also quite mouthy. When they communicate or play, they make a variety of growls and howls. They are playful and affectionate companions who can be very destructive but they also have a happy disposition.
Miniature schnauzers are devoted grey dogs. Sometimes they bark differently. Some do it more often than others, while some are more relaxed. They are quick to pick up tricks and commands. Although they are very obedient, training them should not be difficult.
Which is your Favorite?
These are the top 25 grey dog breeds. Which is your favorite one? If you have any of these beautiful breeds, please let us know in the comments section below.
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