Top 8 Most Elegant Dog Breeds

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All dogs are beautiful, but it has to be said some breeds just top the charts for pawsome poise and elegance far more than others do. They may be daintier, have longer legs, or an incredible attention-grabbing stance which puts them leagues ahead of other breeds. Sometimes it's the furrific length or glossy condition of their coat which gives them that extra outstanding look and puts them in a class of their own. When they move, some doggos are as graceful as ballerinas, even though they've got four legs rather than two. Here are the top most elegant dog breeds that will exude grace in every step.

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is the epitome of canine elegance, and holds number one spot in the most elegant dog breed listings. Their tall, slender build, pointed muzzles, long legs and flowing mane-like coats combined with their catwalk model manner of striding makes them almost incomparable. They are totally pawsome pooches.

Irish Setter

Irish Setters are truly one of the most elegant dog breeds. The Irish Setter, a medium-sized pup belonging to the retriever family, has stunning long, red fur and they're beautiful pups - even when they haven't been groomed to tip-top perfection. They are the Disney princesses of the dog world.


The Weimaraner is a breed apart and one of the most elegant dogs imaginable. Their muscular stance and the way they hold their head high gives them a proud bearing which is noble, and almost regal. Their unusually colored, glossy grey-blue coats make them extra special too. They're furrifically elegant.
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Whippets are so pawsomely dainty, they easily qualify as one of the most elegant dog breeds ever. Small in stature, they're descended from their larger brethren the greyhound, and are just as swift on their tiny paws as the big guys. Apart from being elegant, they're cute, quiet and calm.

Peruvian Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is a rare specimen and one of the most elegant medium-sized dog breeds. Hairless or coated, they know just how to hold their heads high, point their ears to the heavens and move with incredible grace. They're not lazy pups either, but love exercise and agility.

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested might be small, but they're big on elegance. These tiny, mostly hairless dogs are delicate, light on their feet and know how to pose. Their pawrific coloring of dark skin with pink spots, plus their fluffy crest and furry white socks make them, as a breed, pup-tasically elegant.

Braque Francais Pyrenean

The Braque Francais Pyrenean is in a class of its own when it comes to being one of the most elegant breeds of dog. With their aristocratic French ancestry, their sleek fur and long-legged poise giving them a grace and sophistication not seen in many other breeds. They're pawsome pups!

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is a heavyweight champion in the elegance stakes. This German breed's well-toned muscular body and furrifically beautiful black and tan coloring just shout - I am one of the most elegant dog breeds! Their striking features are accentuated by their rigid, pointed ears and puptastically sensational glossy coat.