11 Best Tall Skinny Dog Breeds (With Photos)

best tall and skinny dog breeds
The best tall and skinny dog breeds (with photos)

Are you looking for a new dog to become part of your family? Do you love the idea of a big, tall dog to play with and wrestle with? Yet, if you don’t like the idea of a lot of fur hanging off your pup, then you might want to consider getting a more tall and skinny dog.

Here, I will describe all of the best tall skinny dog breeds that you can pick out from. Most of these dogs have a thin coat of fur. Keep reading to learn all about them! What are your favorite tall skinny dog breeds?

Doberman Pinscher

doberman guard dog
A Doberman guard dog.

The Doberman Pinscher is a particularly compact and strong dog. This canine makes a great guard dog and tends to be quite smart and fearless. This dog can be as tall as 28 inches in height and can weigh anywhere from 60 to 80 pounds.

Nonetheless, the Doberman can be a gentle and caring dog, which means it can make a decent addition to your family. As long as you treat this dog well, this pup will become a loving pet. 


greyhound dog
A greyhound standing proud (and tall and skinny)

Out of all tall skinny dog breeds, the Greyhound is often the first one that comes to mind. This canine can be as tall as two feet and six inches in height and usually has only about 13 percent body fat.

Greyhounds are known for their large amount of energy. Nonetheless, since they are more like sprinters than long-distance runners, you can get away with a simple daily walk. Greyhounds can live in apartments or homes with small yards. Furthermore, you won’t see greyhounds bark much. 


azawakh dog breed
The Azawakh dog breed

The Azawakh breed first came from the Sahara desert and was a great hunter and friend to the tribes in this region. This dog breed weighs anywhere from 33 to 55 pounds and can be as tall as 27 inches in height. 

This dog has a short and thin coat and quite long legs. The Azawakh breed is a gentle, protective dog and enjoys chasing balls and other toys. This dog is great at running if you need a friend on your jog. 


saluki dog breed
The tall and skinny dog breed Saluki

The Saluki breed is incredibly fast, and usually, these dogs are remarkably skinny. The Saluki weighs anywhere from 35 to 70 pounds and stands at a maximum of 28 inches in height.

The energetic canine can run up to 35 miles per hour! This breed was meant for hunting rabbits and gazelles. You’ll need a fenced-in yard to ensure your dog doesn’t run out into the street.

They love to be around other people. So during training, the Saluki needs praise and food-based rewards.

Ibizan Hound

two ibizan hounds
Two Ibizan hounds

The Ibizan Hound is a dog breed to hunt various small animals like rabbits. They are currently used for hunting small game in Spain.

This dog weighs no more than 50 pounds in total and can stand 27 inches in height. This pup comes in reddish-brown and white colors. This dog loves running and hunting over most other activities. You will need to get this pup at least a 30-minute walk every day.

Pharaoh Hound

pharaoh hound
The skinny and tall Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound weighs 55 pounds at maximum and has impressively big, angular ears. This dog has a notably muscular body and can run at intensely fast speeds.

Furthermore, this dog has a thin brown coat, amber-colored eyes, and a strong sense of smell. You’ll need to take this dog for a run every day, as it needs at least 15 minutes of running daily. However, the most interesting feature of this dog is its ability to blush!

Kanni Breed

kanni hound
The Kanni dog breed.

The Kanni dog is somewhat similar to a greyhound, but it is a bit smaller than this breed. The Kanni breed is only about 35 pounds in total and has short black or tan coats.

These are super energetic dogs and need at least one hour of exercising or walking outdoors per day. The Kanni breed is a remarkably smart dog and is rather easy to train. Furthermore, these dogs are often fed porridge as their main source of food.


gray whippet
A gray Whippet. Ash would be a great name for such a cute gray dog?

The Whippet dog has long legs and a slender, trim body. In addition, this dog’s coat is delightfully smooth and short, which makes it easy to maintain. This dog is a more gentle and not aggressive breed, which makes it a great addition to any family. 

They are a rather obedient type of dog, which means you won’t have much trouble training them. However, since this breed has little body fat, it needs to spend time warm indoors if you live in a cold region. 


The Vizsla dog was originally bred to be a hunter in Hungary but can now make a great addition to an active and energetic family. You will need to have a big yard to help these pups get rid of their excess energy.

They have a strong and muscular build and come in a medium size. These dogs usually come in three kinds of coat colors:

  • Red
  • Golden rust
  • Golden

American English Coonhound

american english coonhound
The American English Coonhound – skinny and tall.

The American English Coonhound originated in the United States and was initially bred to hunt raccoons and foxes. These dogs are known for long-distance running and the great speed they run.

It takes a lot of patience to train this dog and ensure it becomes an effective family pet. This is due to its high amount of energy and instinct to hunt. Nonetheless, this canine is quite attractive with its dark brown eyes, hanging ears, athletic build, and medium-length coat that comes in multiple colors.

Wrap Up

These ten tall skinny dog breeds should have provided you with a great list of potential canines to purchase for your home and family. Once you pick a breed, you’ll have lots of fun playing and cuddling with your new dog. 

Your kids will love hanging out with a new pup as well. So enjoy going on a jog or a walk with your new best friend!