Dog Breeds With Long Necks

Dog Breeds With Long Necks

Last Updated: August 18, 2023

In this article you will know the answer to the query “Dog Breeds With Long Necks“.

What you’re looking for is a dog with a long neck right? Does their shape make them look elegant? 

If you have ever owned a greyhound before you may be looking for a dog that is similar to the one you had in the past.

Dog Breeds With Long Necks

In this post I will tell you about nine dog breeds that have long necks. 

You may be familiar with some breeds but you may not be familiar with others.

Heres an exotic breed we’d like to examine.  

1. Basenji

Origin: African though it can be traced back to Egypt in the 12th century. 

Purpose: Drawing small game out of the undergrowth into hunters’ nets. Rodents are also controlled by this method. 

Colors: brindle tricolor red and black

Size: 17 inches from shoulder to shoulder.

Life expectancy: ten to twelve years

Character: Enthusiastic and curious but stubborn. Affinity for just one person tends to be strong. Pets other than dogs are not welcome. Chain link fences can be climbed by them. 

Energy levels: high

The most distinguishing characteristic: Instead of barking they produce a sound more like a yodel.

2. Afghan hound

From Afghanistan 

The purpose of this hunt is to hunt large prey such as leopards

Colors: White is discouraged on the head but any other color is permitted

Size: 25″ around the shoulder

Expected life expectancy: 10-12 years

Characteristics: Gentle dogs that enjoy children but need plenty of exercises

There is a high level of energy

3. Greyhound

Breeded to chase foxes and deer

Their main purpose is to be a racing dogs because they can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

The colors are: white blue red brindle fawn and black

Dimensions: 27″-28″ inches at the shoulder

11- 14 years is the average life expectancy

Characteristics: easygoing and shy. Attached to owners but distant from strangers. A very quiet animal. 

Surprisingly low levels of energy. Couch potatoes by nature.

Their speed is their most distinctive feature

4. Borzoi

Russia is the country of origin 

For the purpose of hunting rabbits foxes and wolves. 

The color scheme is red cream black fawn and brindle white

Dimensions: 27″ at the shoulder

Seven to ten years is the average life expectancy

Characteristics: A family members best friend but not interested in playing with other dogs!

They are not very energetic but a strong prey drive causes them to chase squirrels or cats in a hurry 

That beautiful coat is his most distinguishing feature. These dogs have long silky coats like greyhounds. 

5. Pharoah Hound

Malta is the country of origin. The breed is thought to have originated as Pharaohic hunting dogs but DNA analysis indicates that they are not that old.

In the Maltese mountains rabbits were more likely to be hunted by them. Therefore their name literally translates as “rabbit dog”. 

Colors: chestnut tan and golden red. 

Dimensions: 24″ 

11- 14 years is the average life expectancy

There are so many things about these dogs to like! A “crowd” is affectionate to them and they enjoy playing. The dogs are highly trainable and eager to please except when they smell “prey.” Good luck getting them back. 

The energy level should be fine for two twenty-minute walks. Just make sure the dog is on a leash and in an enclosed area.

There are not many of them. The ears definitely stand out do not they? Pharaohs are known to blush when they are excited. 

6. Dachshund

At the turn of the 18th century this breed was bred in Germany primarily to hunt badgers. They were called badger dogs. 

Rabbits and mice will be hunted by a miniature version of the dog. 

This is for the purposes outlined above!

There are four colors: red cream chocolate and tan and fawn

There are three coat types: smooth wirehaired or longhaired. 

Two sizes are available: miniature (11 lbs or less) and standard (16- 32 lbs).

12 years is the average life expectancy

Characteristics: They are bold and possess a strong personalities. Their stubbornness can easily overtake them. For such a large dog their bark is very loud. People can form very strong attachments to one person and do not necessarily want to share this person.

An average amount of exercise is required of Dachshunds. Simply running around the house will not suffice. Exercise strengthens their back muscles and helps them maintain a healthy weight. 

The long back is the most distinguishing feature. However take caution. The backs of Dachshunds need to be kept trimmed to prevent excessive strain. 

7. Italian Greyhound

Their origins may be traced back to the 12th century when dogs were bred to be lap dogs as well as hounds that chase small fast-moving prey. 

Most of these dogs are lapdogs rather than hunters. 

Fawn black and blue 

The size should not exceed 14″ and the weight should not exceed 5 kg. 

Nine to twelve years of life expectancy

They are high-maintenance dogs because they will shadow you everywhere and then expect to sit next to you or even on you. 

The energy level is mixed. You can let them lounge around but you should take them for a couple of short walks every day. Avoid letting them wander off. 

The birds most distinguishing feature is that it likes to perch on high surfaces such as window sills. 

8. Whippet

Origins: Originated in England in the 19th century although perhaps derived from “small” greyhounds dating from the 14th century. 

Breeded by people who could not keep full-size greyhounds because of space or money restrictions. 

In parts of the U.K. this breed is used for catching rabbits and as a racing dog. 

According to the AKC breed standard there are 18 possible combinations of colors. Among them are black blue cream blue brindle and blue fawn. 

Dimensions: 21″ 

12- 14 years is the average life expectancy

The character of the dog is that he is very affectionate with a wide range of people both familiar and unfamiliar. 

Italian Greyhounds have the same energy level. 

The best thing about them is that they rarely bark. 

9. Azawakh

Mali Burkina Faso Niger are the countries of origin. The valley in the Sahara is named after this region. 

Gazelle chasing is the purpose

There are many colors in this painting. The colors are red sand fawn blue black and brown. 

Dimensions: 27″

11- 14 years is the average life expectancy

A wonderful person when they are familiar with you dismissive of strangers. Loyal and protective when they know you well. 

Even though they are content to lay around at home they do need about 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. Their favorite thing to do is chase anything that moves from squirrels to skateboarders! 

One of their best qualities is their fierce loyalty to family members. 


I hope my descriptions of these nine breeds of dogs with long necks helped you expand your thinking. 

Also if you’re looking for a dog with a terrifying turn of speed you would not be disappointed.

Alternatively perhaps your favorite is a Dachshund- which is without a doubt the most beautiful long-neck dog on my list. 

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