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My favorite dog breeds by CanisAlbus My favorite dog breeds by CanisAlbus
It's pretty much as the title says.
Someone on tumblr asked what my all-time favorite domestic dog breeds are, so I made a small watercolor headshot of each and collected them here.

As you see, I'm mainly fan of slim and long-legged sighthound-type of dogs. I've loved Dobermans since I was a kid, though I've never had one myself and neither any of my friends or relatives :/ My uncle used to breed and train German and Belgian Shepherds, so I guess I started liking those back then. Husky, Basenji and Irish setter are here basically because of their striking looks and lovable personalities.

Black Staedtler pigment liner, watercolor and Faber-Castell colored pencils.

artwork ©GhoulShoe

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Feel free to do your own favorite dog breeds sheet! Don't forget to link it back here so I can add it to the list~
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caninegus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a german shepherd, I almost got a malinois or a doberman. they have hip problems but i managed to get a working breed so its not that big of a deal.
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solange131 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite breed of dog has to be a malamute or husky German shepherds are okay
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sodosaur Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love pitt bulls!
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XxDragonGirl12xX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ive got a Siberian Husky named Shasta :3
But im really wanting a German Shepherd badly xD
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CartoonCats101 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Yes, these are truly beautiful dog breeds and a beautiful picture. Natsu and Happy (Thumbs Up) [V1] 







You know, speaking of "dog breeds", I've got to ask one question. Have you ever heard of a breed of dog known as a keeshond (only one out of every 15 people I asked so far said yes)? It's a medium-size dog that literally looks like a giant puffball. A friend of my dad's owns one, and this dog does not want to stay away from me every time I visit. Do you know what breed I'm talking about?
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My fav dg breeds greatest to least: German shepherd, bernease mountain dog, husky, pembroke welsh corgi, border collie, english bulldog, french bulldog, Australian shepherd
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
German shepherd,!!!!!!
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Kaylaglenn7631 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg! This is my list too. Lol well 1 more on mines is a Bully breeds. Lol
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Stellarheart2004 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love love love love this!!!!!:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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Squad1rox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Dobermans ftw! :la:

All these headshots are beautiful :o
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kamawu00 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
have you york? can u draw that cutie ^^??
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   General Artist
Very nice, I love them all!
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PinkfIesh Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
we have like exactly the same favorite dogs ^-^
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RetroPup Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
that sheppy though :heart:
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:iconmantathemisukitty:
MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love saluki ;v; They're so elegant looking.
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:iconisavi:
Isavi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Mine too! <3
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IamStanfan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the doberman is my favourite breed!
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:iconjtklover13:
JTKLover13 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love Siberian Husky's :D (Big Grin) 
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munchkinpups Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Siberian Husky, Irish Setter, and... American Pit Bull Terrier x3
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Sphiinx-Art Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   General Artist
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huskyforme Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I LUV HUSKIES XDD SAY MY NAME TOO lol
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longtail22 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I love German Shepard's got one of my own (GSD cross Lurcher anyways)
 
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:iconfrappuccinoart:
FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love german shepherds too!! I got a lab german shepherd puppy mix a couple weeks ago
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Ticklicous Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like the Begian Malinois just saw the most exciting butterly in the world. X3
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Rain-and-Fire Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
These are my faves too
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Winterthedolphin32 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love all the breeds, not really the Afghan Hound. I have the smartest dog in the world, a Border Collie. Well, no offense, but Afghan's are the dumbest dog in the world.
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
border collies are not the smartest dog in the world german shepherds are one of the most smartest dogs in the world...just sayin
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Winterthedolphin32 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Border Coolies have been proven to be the smartest dogs. Then Poodles, then German Shepherds. These dogs have been under scientific experiments, so i am correct. Also, i have been studying dogs for a VERY LONG time. I know my stuff. I meant to put 400 + tricks for what a Border Collie can learn. Border Collies have been proven to learn 1000+ tricks from a purebred Border Collie called Chaser. We have not seen other dog breeds be able to even get up to 500 different behaviours. So...... 
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-_- any dog can learn any trick even one of the dumbest dogs breeds....u just need patience and love and no border collies are not the smartest dogs in the world german shepherds are smarter than poodles thats why they are chosen for guard dogs and police dogs or for protection
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Winterthedolphin32 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yea, i know any dog could learn a trick or 2.... Also, German Shepherds are used as guard and police because that is how the are known and their build for it. German Shepherds are number 3 and Poodles are number 2. Scientifically proven, mate. Border Collies are the smartest. Scientifically proven. Look at Chaser for example... 
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also pretty much almost all dogs are equal on smartness all dogs are different lots of dogs are fast, smart, big, small, or even lazy, slow, crazy..... it doesnt matter on to breed ot matters on the dog
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD stop just saying border collies are the smartest dogs in the world when they arent ha u see a couple people have already said to u that they arent dont just comment and call things dumb or super smart childhood movie "if you have nothing nice to say dont say nothin at all"
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Winterthedolphin32 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Border Collies are the smartest dogs tho hahaha-- im just stating facts. Afghan Hounds are the dumbest of all dog breeds and Border Collies are the smartest. These are just facts. Uhm.... you think a couple of people have said that to me? Okay.... everyone has told me that and i found out for myself. Also... AKC declares Border Collies are the smartest breed... so... let's trust them, eh? AKC- American Kennel Club... I think they know their stuff. 
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And afghan hounds arent the dumbest dogs in the world UR the dumbest dog in the world XD jk
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FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea its ur opinion
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K0IRA Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

border collies aren't the 'smartest' dogs in the world... there are a lot  of smart dogs.
and if you've got something to say that starts with "no offense", its probably best to leave it out
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Winterthedolphin32 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They say Border Collies are the smartest dogs. An average dog can learn, maybe, up to 50-100 tricks. Border Collies can up to 250 tricks.
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K0IRA Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So you're calling every other dog "average dog"? Every dog can learn if you try, I'm sure breeds like poodles can catch up just as quickly. You shouldn't judge a dog by its intelligence, but by its personality.
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Winterthedolphin32 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay, no, I'm not saying every other dog is an average dog. Also I'm not judging the dog by it's intelligence. Poodles are smart. All I'm saying is Border Collies can just learn more. They can understand more that another breed. They can remember more. Yes, every dog can learn, but do you see those dogs on the top of the smartest dog breeds list? Do you see those dogs listed as the smartest dogs in magazines like National Geographic? I don't. So, Border Collies are the smartest dogs in the world. This is my opinion and a lot of other peoples opinion. Border Collies are known as the smartest dog in the world, just saying. You don't see the Siberian Husky or the Australian Shepherd as the smartest dog. It's the Border Collie.
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Sphiinx-Art Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   General Artist
I'm gonna do this :D
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PinesongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HORRAY FOR THE PRIMAL DOG TYPE!
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MillyGirl02 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
these are like ALL of my fav breeds too!!!!!!!!!!
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love all these breeds 
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SnowyBlack Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i will have to do this!!!
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snowbellewolves Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have 3 ibizan hounds! <3
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chalicothere Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
These are fantastic, and not just yours.  I love all the ones in your description too.  It seems to me that there are a lot of people here on deviantart that prefer dobermans, shepherds, huskies, and sighthounds (those are all my favorites as well).  I wonder if it's an artist thing.
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fopalmer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Beautiful! They are all beautiful!
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coyotees Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Maybe one day I'll do one of these.

I just dont have enough time right now :'D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd love to see your choices :3
Take your time~
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Carolineshox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really amazing, i love your style!
btw you inspired me to do this too :D [link]
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