By Color

Silver Dog Breeds

Have you ever spotted a dog with a silver coat? There is a very minimal chance that you have seen such a dog moving freely. These dogs are gracious and attractive only due to the silver markings causing them to resemble wolves.


Apart from being attractive, silver coats are exceedingly rare, and only a few breeds possess them. This article mentions some of the most beautiful and extremely rare silver dog breeds.



1) Weimaraner




Origin:

Germany


Weight


Male: 30–40 kgs

Female: 25–35 kgs


Height


Male: 59–70 cms

Female: 57–65 cms


Life Expectancy

11–14 years


Coat

Short, hard and smooth


Color

Charcoal-blue to mouse-grey to silver-grey or even blue-grey


Description


The Weimaraner is also known as “Gray Ghost” and is medium-sized and has exceptional aristocratic features while bearing a kind expression. They have a mind of their own, so they need consistent training to reinforce your ownership.


Temperament


  • Energetic
  • Intelligent
  • Outgoing
  • Friendly
  • Gentle

2) Glen of Imaal Terrier




Origin:

Ireland


Weight


Approximately 36 pounds


Height


12.5 to 14 inches


Life Expectancy

12 to 15 years


Coat

Wiry, Double


Color

Wheaten or blue


Description


These are large dogs in a small body, scruffy, sturdy, and low-slung. They started as a farm and hunting dog and are now a companion and excellent family pets. They require moderate exercise needs, which makes them a great apartment dog.


Temperament


  • Energetic
  • Tenacious
  • Gentle
  • Spirited
  • Bold

3) Siberian Husky




Origin:

Russia


Weight


Male: 20–27 kgs

Female: 16–23 kgs


Height


Male: 53–60 cms

Female: 51–56 cms


Life Expectancy

12–14 years


Coat

Thick, double


Color

All colors from black to white, along with a brown or red color.


Description


Siberian Huskies are medium-sized, graceful with blue or multi-colored eyes. These are laborious hard-working dogs but not a guard dog. They have special exercise needs and require daily workouts. They might turn destructive if proper attention to training methods is paid.


Temperament


  • Loyal
  • Mischievous
  • Outgoing
  • Athletic
  • Intelligent

4) Norwegian Elkhound




Origin:

Norway


Weight


20–23 kgs


Height


50–52 cms


Life Expectancy

14–16 years


Coat

Coarse, straight


Color

Black and white coloring, often noted as grey or silver.


Description


The Elkhound is a medium-sized dog, square-proportioned, close-coupled, tightly curled tail and extremely hardy dog. These are bred for hunting large animals, such as wolves, moose, and bears. They share an inseparable bond with their masters and are wholly devoted to them.


Temperament


  • Friendly
  • Confident
  • Dependable
  • Playful
  • Independent

5) Alaskan Malamutes




Origin:

United States


Weight


Male: 39 kgs

Female: 34 kgs


Height


Male: 64 cms

Female: 58 cms


Life Expectancy

Up to 16 years


Coat

Thick, double coat


Color

Gray, sable, black, or red, always with white, as well as all white


Description


The Alaskan Malamute is a big, dominant dog that has a sturdy body. They have a lot of stamina and strength and were bred to pull sleds in harsh and brutal climatic conditions. Because of their body, these are often confused with the Siberian Huskies.


Temperament


  • Independent
  • Resourceful
  • Intelligent
  • Affectionate
  • Loyal

Conclusion


The silver dogs listed above are the best breeds that are available, and you can finally find a dog that lets you stand out from the rest of the dog owners. These dogs with sleek silver coats are gorgeous in looks and hold the best demeanor to be around a family.

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