Would you believe us if we told you German dog breeds have a lot in common with Chinese dog breeds? Obviously, they’re all canines. Beyond that, Germany and China have bragging rights as home to some of the oldest sites containing evidence of domesticated wolves. They also span the gamut in terms of size, shape and coat type. However, unlike Chinese dog breeds who were primarily bred as workers and have more independent personalities, German dog breeds are overwhelmingly affectionate and active! Many are smart canines who were bred to fetch, retrieve and hunt. Anyone who wants a reliable, sweet companion should definitely consider a German dog breed first.