Let’s state the obvious right at the start… dogs with long snouts are really adorable!!

So why the long nose? The answer is simple, having a longer nose gives a dog a greater sense of smell. Some dogs with long snouts, like the German Shepherds, are even employed by the police to help search-and-rescue missions, mainly because of their amazing sense of smell.

There are several breeds of dogs with extra-long noses, also referred to as dolichocephaly. The majority of breeds are sighthounds and have excellent hunting instincts, therefore they’ll need plenty of space to wander around. 

Listed below you will find 15 Dog Breeds with Long Noses:


Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

A beautiful and noble dog breed, the Afghan Hound has a calm nature; which can appear distant however they socialize well. Afghan Hounds are not aggressive but tend to be really shy or cautious of people that they don’t know.

This breed is friendly with kids, especially those who are old enough to know how to be gentle. These dogs need leadership and human attention and will pine and get depressed if they don’t get it.  

Afghan Hounds can be challenging to train and housebreak.  Additionally, they can develop behavior issues if they do not get enough mental stimulation and exercise.

Fun Fact: An average Afghan hound can run up to speeds of 40 mph



worlds longest nosed dog

Meet Eris (pictured above). This Borzoi from Virginia is believed to be the worlds longest nosed dog.

The Borzoi breed originated in Russia as a hunting and coursing dog. These hounds hunted in groups of three to go after foxes, rabbits, and wolves. Later they became popular as the dog for royalty throughout Europe.

Fun Fact: It takes approximately 3 years for a borzoi head to fully develop and reach its final shape.




The Greyhound is a member of a family of hunting dogs known as sighthounds. The long-legged, slender sighthound hunts by spotting the movement of its prey across a large distance, then using its lightning speed to run the animal down.

Although the Greyhound is long-legged they have been developed primarily for track racing rather than hunting.

Fun Fact: Greyhounds are the 2nd fastest animal in the world. The cheetah is the only animal faster


Doberman Pinscher


The Doberman Pinscher is an athletic dog that needs to be walked every day and allowed to run as often as possible. If they do not get enough exercise and companionship they can become restless and develop behavior problems. 

It is also important to keep them mentally stimulated (advanced obedience). Although some Doberman Pinschers are lovable softies, the majority are reserved with people they don’t know and very protective of their family. Early socialization is required in order to avoid either sharpness or shyness.

Fun Fact: Dobermans Pinschers are smart. They are ranked as the 5th most intelligent dog breed.




Salukis are one of the most graceful dog breeds. As soon as the destructive puppy stage is over,  they become quiet and docile inside. Salukis are creatures of comfort who prefer soft sofas and beds on which they can lounge.

The fragile appearance of this breed is deceiving. They are really fast and can run up to 45 miles per hour. They are also agile jumpers and can clear heights of up to 6 feet. Salukis are often cautious with strangers and need early socialization to develop a confident attitude.

Fun Fact: Saluki are able to run faster than any other breed over long distances




The Dachshund – often called sausage dog, is a proud, affectionate, and loyal dog breed which is devoted to its family. Inquisitive, lively, and clever the Dachshund are known to be one of the most difficult dogs to train, however, it’s not impossible it will just take time and patience. 

Just like many small dogs, Dachshunds will bark in an attempt to frighten other dogs, however, they rarely follow through. The Dachshund has a great personality and love attention. They are happy to be the center of attention making them less suited to households with young children. Nonetheless, they make great companion dogs.

Fun Fact: The original name for the hotdog was “Dachshund sausage”


Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound

This breed of dog is known as a sighthound. Sighthounds were originally intended to hunt other animals. This long-legged slender sighthound hunts by detecting movement across a faraway distance, then running its prey down with his lightning speed.

The Pharaoh Hound is playful and athletic, light on his feet. They are partial to being comfortable and will curl themselves up into a ball to fit whatever nook or cranny offers the softest area. Pharaoh Hounds require a lot of exercise. They have really impressive chasing instincts and should only be permitted to run in an enclosed and safe area. 

Fun Fact: Pharaoh Hounds blush whenever they get excited! Their noses and ears will turn rosy reddish-pink




Bloodhounds are easygoing and gentle dogs.  They are not the lazy, lie-about dog as often depicted on TV. Bloodhounds are a big breed and require a lot of space and safe areas where they can run and explore daily. A leash and fence are required because if his incredible nose locks onto new scents it will be difficult to get his attention. They can follow scents for miles.

Bloodhounds are usually gregarious and good-natured with people as well as other dogs. They are slow to mature, which means your firmness and patience need to extend over a few years. Because Bloodhounds are very slow to mature, your patience and firmness will need to extend over several years.

Fun Fact: Bloodhounds can follow a scent trail of up to 300-hours




Poodles are an adorable, active, highly responsive, and alert family dog. They are intelligent, easy to train dog breeds who get along well with children and other dogs. Poodles are surprisingly good watchdogs who do not take easily to strangers. 

They also require a lot of attention and need to be busy on a regular basis, otherwise, they will get bored very quickly.

Fun Fact: Poodles have hair, not fur!




Whippets look like small Greyhounds and just like Greyhounds they are members of the sighthound family. They are docile and sweet-natured dogs who are also very playful. Whippets are couch potatoes and love to curl up in a ball under the blankets and sleep for hours. 

On the other hand, they can also be full of energy and will run around the yard zigzagging without slowing down. They enjoy running games and need small bursts of vigorous exercise every day. Whippets can run up to 35mph so it is important to fence them in.

Fun Fact: A lot of dog owners get Whippets as a 2nd dog to exercise their 1st dog – or the family!


Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan Hound, also known as “Beezer”, is a member of the sighthound dog family. This slender sighthound is bred for hunting. They can be challenging to train as a puppy however once they settle they are gentle, quiet, and very relaxed inside the house. Nonetheless, in keeping with their heritage, they are also athletic and swift dogs who need to run and exercise in an enclosed area.

Beezers are polite yet watchful with visitors and should get socialization training at a young age to develop an outgoing and confident personality. The majority are reliable watchdogs and quite a few have protective instincts, that are unusual for a sighthound.

Fun Fact: Ibizan Hounds get cold easily, so if you live in a cold climate, you will need to purchase a dog coat


Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terriers are an energetic and very lively breed of dog. They are great with other pets and small children, however, they can be dominant towards other dogs. 

It is important to get them familiar with people at a young age in order to produce their best behavior. Airedale Terriers are loyal and protective towards their owners; making them good guard dogs, however, they can be friendly with unknown people.

Fun Fact: Airedale Terriers are the largest of all the terriers


German Shepherd

German Shepherd

German Shepherds, (or Alsatian) are a fun-loving, independent, and loyal breed of dog. They love to learn and react well to training from a young age. Once a German Shepherd has been socialized properly with children they will get along perfectly with them. 

They are loyal and very protective of their owner which is why they are such a popular guard dog. They love to work and constantly need something to try and do so as to satisfy their mental needs. German Shepherds make for an outstanding family pet however can also succeed as a working dog in the rescue services or police force.

Fun Fact: German Shepherds are considered the third smartest dog breed


Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier is a forceful, energetic dog who is most suited to active families. They require frequent fast walks, as well as full-on games of ball, and lots of company and active play sessions.

If this dog breed is ignored they will become mischievous. Pups who are neglected can be extremely rambunctious: and will happily excavate your garden and devour your furniture.

Fun Fact: They are known as the clowns of the dog world


Rough Collies

Rough Collie

Rough Collies have a sweet, soft personality. This breed is sensitive and struggles in loud environments.

Rough Collies are peaceful dogs and do well with strangers and other pets. They need to be completely socialized at a young age in order to develop a confident temperament. Collies can have a stubborn streak, however, they are pretty easy to train if you keep a calm voice along with a light hand on the leash.

Fun Fact: Collies usually live to between 12-14 years old


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