Top 10 Dog Breeds that Can Be Associated with Metal Subgenres


The Top Ten

1 German Shepherd - Thrash Metal The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.

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2 Doberman Pinscher - Death Metal The Doberman Pinscher, or Dobermann, or Doberman, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.

Doberman is almost entirely black, big and strong. Can be dangerous. - Metal_Treasure

3 Chinese Crested Dog - Symphonic Metal The Chinese crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powder Puff and the Hairless.

Crwth, of course most of the male metal musicians are long-haired but this dog breed looks too feminine, cute and beautiful. Long-haired male musicians don't look cute and feminine - Metal_Treasure

Thanks for sharing your opinion my friend. Long-haired male musicians ARE cute to us ladies! For a 'Chinese Crested guy', check out Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands. - Crwth

Because there are many females in this subgenre - Metal_Treasure

There are many long-haired male musicians too, who can look like Chinese Crested Dogs. - Crwth

4 Bull Terrier - Black Metal The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. There is also a miniature version of this breed which is officially known as the Miniature Bull Terrier.

There are B&W Bull Terriers with similar "corpsepaint" - Metal_Treasure

5 Saluki - Progressive Metal The Saluki is a dog breed originating in the Fertile Crescent. The Saluki is classed as a sighthound and is typically deep-chested and long-legged.

An interesting parallel. My sister and I consider Steve Howe, of progressive rock band Yes, to be "the Saluki of rock". An intriguing list. - Crwth

Crwth, I didn't expect anyone to make this parallel but now I know at least 2 other people did it. - Metal_Treasure

"Hey, hey, look at me - not many dogs look like me! I am very special".
Long legs = long songs. - Metal_Treasure

6 German Shorthaired Pointer - Speed Metal The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium to large sized breed of dog developed in the 19th century in Germany for hunting.

This dog is dark but not too dark, beautiful but there's nothing excessive. Speed metal has similar characteristics - heavy but not the heaviest, pleasant but not cheesy. And it has a very pure metal sound.
Also, Germans are very good at speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

7 English Setter - Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal emerged in this country. Heavy Metal isn't very dark or heavy, and is melodic (beautiful) compared to many metal subgenres that emerged later. - Metal_Treasure

8 Labrador Retriever - Power Metal

Both are nice to cuddle with, every night I grab my Pantera albums and dog and just hug them... - EliHbk

9 Neapolitan Mastiff - Funeral Doom The Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino is a large, ancient dog breed. This massive breed is often used as a guard and defender of family and property due to their protective instincts and their fearsome appearance.
10 Sharpei - Avant-garde Metal The Shar Pei, or Chinese Shar-Pei, is a breed of dog known for its distinctive features of deep wrinkles and a blue-black tongue.

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11 Finnish Lapphund - Folk Metal The Finnish Lapphund is a hardy, easy going, medium-size breed of Spitz type. Traditionally it has been used for herding reindeer.
12 Chow Chow - Melodic Death Metal The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means "puffy-lion dog".
13 Siberian Husky - Norwegian Black Metal The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.
14 Dachshund - Alternative Metal The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed with floppy ears, and short fur. Although, this Dog, which comes in a variety of colours, is not hypoallergenic.

Both are so cute - EliHbk

15 Tibetan Mastiff - Brutal Technical Death Metal The Tibetan Mastiff is a type of large Tibetan dog breed. Originating with the nomadic cultures of China, India, Mongolia, Nepal and Tibet, its use by local tribes of Himachal Pradesh was to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.
16 Pitbull - Slam Metal
17 Poodle - Glam Metal The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy.

Lol, it has one of those puffy mullets the glam guys have - EliHbk

18 Rottweiler - Progressive Death Metal The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.
19 Czechoslovakian Wolfdog - Blackened Death Metal
20 King Charles Spaniel - Unblack Metal

Both are kinda weird - EliHbk

They are cute but still have corpsepaint - Metal_Treasure

21 English Bulldog - Doom Metal
22 Tibetan Terrier - Neoclassical Metal The Tibetan Terrier is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in Tibet. Despite its name, it is not a member of the terrier group.

The B&W version, with the black "tuxedo" (it's a puppy on the image) - Metal_Treasure

23 American Cocker Spaniel - Symphonic Black Metal The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK.
24 Dalmatian - Progressive Power Metal The Dalmatian is a breed of large dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.
25 Alaskan Malamute - Bay Area Thrash The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later a sled dog.
26 Siberian Husky - Teutonic Thrash Metal The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.

Siberian husky is more like black metal - Anonymous1234

27 Akita - Folk Metal
28 Shiba Inu - British Metal
29 Neapolitan Mastiff - Depressive Suicidal Black Metal The Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino is a large, ancient dog breed. This massive breed is often used as a guard and defender of family and property due to their protective instincts and their fearsome appearance.
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