Top 20 gray dog breeds (+ character description)

Dogs are some of the most popular, cute and adorable animals there are. Most of these amazing creatures are friendly, loyal, fun and cuddly. This is why so many people choose to have them as part of their families. As you probably know, there is a huge variety of dog breeds.

Each of them has special features that make them unique. Whether you prefer smaller dogs or bigger dogs; calmer dogs or more active dogs; or dogs with more fur or less fur, there is no doubt that you will find a canine buddy that is just the right one for you. 


the unique color of dogs 

One of the features that is most diverse and different amongst dog breeds is their color. Thus, you can find dogs in a wide variety of colors and combinations of colors. There are many breeds that share the same color, resulting in a diverse range of types of dogs of the same color.

In this article we are going to focus specifically on gray dogs, and we will introduce to you some of the most beautiful dog breeds that have their furs in gray color. Do you want to know more about the top gray dog breeds that you can find? Read along to find out all you need to know about them! 


Italian Greyhound 

The cute and adorable Italian Greyhound is one of the smallest and sweetest gray dog breeds that you will find. It can grow up to 15 inches, and it can weigh around 7 to 14 pounds when it grows to be an adult. Regarding their personalities, Italian Greyhounds can be very active at times, but also very lazy and easy-going. In this sense, if you are looking for a dog breed that can both lay on the couch and go for long walks, then the Italian Greyhound can be a great choice for you. 

Italian greyhound


Chinese Crested 

Another little, tiny and cute canine buddy, the Chinese Crested is definitely one of the smallest dog breeds there are. It is also an almost hairless breed, which makes it a wonderful alternative for allergic people, because their shedding is minimal. Even though they almost have no hair, their grayish color comes from their skin. The places where this dog usually grows hair are its head, ears, feet and socks. This hair also tends to be gray. 

Chinese Crested


Irish Wolfhound 

In contrast with the two dogs that we have introduced previously, the Irish Wolfhound is one of the biggest gray dog breeds there are. They can grow up to 30 inches tall, and weigh as much as 110 pounds. Their eyes are dark, deep and intense, and their gray furs are prominent, wiry and dense. When considering their personalities, they are gentle, kind, loyal and calm. 

Irish Wolfhound



One of the most popular gray dog breeds there are, the Weimaraner dogs are medium-sized canines that can grow to be as tall as 27 inches, and can weigh between 50 and 90 pounds. They are very smart, energetic and active, and will enjoy spending time going out for walks or playing with their families. They have the particularity of being very attached to their loved ones, and are always hanging around the people they love. This is why some people call the Weimaraners “velcro dogs”!