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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


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.


  • Energetic
  • Intelligent
  • Outgoing
  • Friendly
  • Gentle

2) Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Origin Ireland
Weight Male: Approximately 36 pounds
Height 12.5 to 14 inches
Life Expectancy 12 to 15 years
Coat Wiry, Double
Color Wheaten or blue


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.


  • Energetic
  • Tenacious
  • Gentle
  • Spirited
  • Bold

3) Siberian Husky

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.


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.


  • Loyal
  • Mischievous
  • Outgoing
  • Athletic
  • Intelligent

4) Norwegian Elkhound

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.


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.


  • Friendly
  • Confident
  • Dependable
  • Playful
  • Independent

5) Alaskan Malamutes

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


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.


  • Independent
  • Resourceful
  • Intelligent
  • Affectionate
  • Loyal


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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