Some dog breeds are known for their long muzzles! This is notably the case for the Greyhound. If you want to learn about more dog breeds with this unique physical feature, read on!

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier is a dog that came from numerous crosses. To perfect this breed, they were notably crossed with the Borzoi and the Collie to give their skull the unique egg shape.

Originally, this breed was used to control the propagation of pests. However, it's important to point out that Bull Terriers started off as combat dogs. These dogs stood out because they were quick. They had the dexterity of a Terrier and the strong endurance of a Bulldog. Fortunately, in 1835, the British parliament forbid combat between animals. Even though some clandestine fights were held, the Bull Terrier found its new place as a pet.

The Bull Terrier is calm, energetic, and courageous. They have a lot of spirit and a bubbly character. In addition, they are affectionate and trustworthy dogs.

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long muzzle bull terrier


The entire family of Greyhounds is known for their long muzzle. Every single Greyhound dog has a long snout.

There are two types of Greyhounds:

  • Short-haired Greyhounds like the Galgo, the Whippet, the Sloughi, the Magyar Agar, the Azawahk, the Greyhound, and the Chart Polski.
  •  Long-haired Greyhounds: Afghan Greyhound, Borzoi, Deerhound, Irish Wolfhound, Saluki Greyhound and Kalagh Tazi Greyhound.

Greyhounds are built for speed. Thanks to their long and thin body, they can reach impressive speeds. For example, Greyhounds can exceed an average speed of 60 km/h (≈ 37 mp/h) and top speeds of 90 km/h (≈ 56 mp/h)!

Originally accompanying hunters, Greyhounds slowly found their way into households as a pet. As these dogs are energetic, they need to exercise daily.

long muzzle greyhound

Shetland Sheepdog

Also known as Shelties, Shetland Sheepdogs are dogs with long muzzles. Do not confuse these dogs with the Collie.

Originally from Northern Scotland, the Shetland Islands, this is a small and elegant breed with a long and luscious coat. These dogs get very attached to their families and develop a strong bond with them. As these dogs are particularly gentle and affectionate, they are the ideal companion for people of all ages. They have a great capacity for learning and excel in disciplines such as agility.

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The Collie is a Scottish sheepdog. There are two types of Collie: the long-haired Collie and the short-haired Collie. This is a popular breed when it comes to competitions and dog shows. It's especially the case the long-haired Collie.

The Collie is intelligent and friendly. They are also gentle, brave, and unaggressive. This makes them an excellent companion for the entire family.

The dog, Lassi, from the novel written by Eric Knight, popularized the breed. Its television adaptation also helped popularize the breed.

long muzzle collie


The Dachshund is a small and short dog with a long muzzle. Despite their size, they are very athletic. These dogs need a lot of exercise. Their small body size allows them to slip easily into burrows. Dachshunds are intelligent and determined dogs. They are also playful, lively and full of joy. However, it's important to keep an eye on them as they're prone to being overweight.

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long muzzle dachshund

Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive. There are other breeds with long muzzles that are not listed in this article.

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