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10 Famous Dog Breeds That Are Brown

We've compiled a list of some of the most adorable brown dog breeds to help you narrow down your options. These dogs range in size from toy to giant, and in color from chocolate brown Labrador Retrievers to reddish brown Vizslas to golden brown Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

Labrador Retrievers have an inexhaustible supply of love and affection for their owners, and they work as hard as they play. One of their three available tones is a rich chocolate brown.

Labrador Retriever

This breed of dog is well-known not only for its size (it is among the largest in the world) but also for its gentle temperament. They're lovable, responsive to training, and incredibly soft to the touch.


These intelligent and lively athletic dogs aren't nearly as outgoing as other retrievers, but they are eager to please and affectionate with their families. They are great for hunting.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The noble Chow Chow hails from China's ancient past and is most famous for the mane-like ruff of fur that grows around its head and shoulders. This ruff of fur is often a reddish-brown color. 

Chow Chow

Dachshunds are one of the most easily recognizable dog breeds due to their distinctive long and low-slung bodies, as well as their pointed noses and floppy ears. Some people have short hair while others have lengthy hair.


In addition to being accommodating and affectionate, Lagotto has stunning curls that make it impossible to say no to her advances. In point of fact, the signature curls of this breed have the texture of human hair rather than fur.

Lagotto Romagnolo

As its name suggests, the German Shepherd was developed in Germany in the late 1800s by crossing a number of different herding breeds. Today, the German Shepherd is widely regarded as one of the most capable of all-purpose working dogs. 

German Shepherd

These reddish-brown canine companions were originally bred by Magyar soldiers for their speed and endurance. Vizslas, thanks to their trim, muscular builds, make fantastic running or riding partners.


The Bloodhound is a breed of dog that has existed for thousands of years and was first formed in Western Europe. It is known for its curiosity, independence, and distinctive long, floppy ears. 


This one-of-a-kind dog is a product of a mix between a Khoikhoi dog and European breeds brought to southern Africa by Dutch colonists. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is alert and versatile in addition to being stately and extremely loving.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

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