The basset hound is a friendly, easygoing dog. Originally hunting in packs, they tend to be good with other dogs and other pets in general. Bassets are people oriented and get along well with children. Fairly smart dogs, bassets are not easy to train as they are somewhat stubborn.
Small, compact, and hardy, Beagles are active companions for kids and adults alike. Canines of this dog breed are merry and fun-loving, but being hounds, they can also be stubborn and require patient, creative training techniques
The Boerboel is a large dog, with a strong bone structure and well developed muscles. The head appears blocky, but not overdone, with a short length between the stop and nose.
The head is like that of a collie, and the body is slightly longer than the dog is tall. The ears stand but the tips drop over, giving them a jaunty appearance. Some border collies have a coarse coat about three inches long, while others have a sleek coat about one inch long.
Known as the American Gentleman, the Boston Terrier is lively, smart, and affectionate with a gentle, even temperament. They can, however, be stubborn, so persistence and consistency are definite musts when training.
The Boxer is a medium to large, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. … Boxers are brachycephalic (they have broad, short skulls), have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism (an underbite), very strong jaws, and a powerful bite ideal for hanging on to large prey.
Bullmastiffs are gentle and affectionate with family members. Their generally calm, easy-going natures make them good dogs for families with reasonably well-behaved children. However, the bullmastiff’s laid-back attitude with family members is likely to change when a stranger enters the picture.
Candian White Swiss Shepherd
the White Swiss Shepherd is a “powerful, well-muscled, medium-sized” dog with erect, pointed ears. Their coat is a “double coat which is either of medium length or long”, and is always white, with dark skin.
They like attention and are loyal to their owners. Even though they are considered lap dogs, they are active and like to be kept occupied. Chihuahuas are good family pets when treated respectfully, but they have a reputation for snapping at strangers or small children who may be threatening to their diminutive size.
The Chow Chow is a sturdily built dog, square in profile, with a broad skull and small, triangular, erect ears with rounded tips. The breed is known for a very dense double coat that is either smooth or rough. The fur is particularly thick in the neck area, giving it a distinctive ruff or mane appearance.
Cocker spaniels are known for being gentle, easy-going and affectionate yet lively. They are generally considered good with children. They tend to be non-aggressive toward other animals and people, but that also means they are not particularly good watchdogs.
All three types are known for their long backs and short muscular legs, which explains the unflattering nicknames “sausage hound” or “hot dog.” They also have a long muzzle, long and droopy ears, and a tail carried in line with the back. The dachshund’s coat may be shades of red, black, chocolate, white or gray.
The Dalmatian is a graceful, medium-sized dog with a sleek, muscular body. The tail is fairly long and has a slight, upward curve. The coat is short and dense, with brown or black spots on white. The Dalmatian sheds heavily, even though the coat is short.
Dober-mann Miniature - Pincher
Known as the “King of Toys” for their stately appearance and self-assured attitude, Miniature Pinschers are fearless, energetic, and alert companion dogs who enjoy the company of their families. … They can adapt to apartment life, but due to their high energy, they need plenty of exercise.
The Doberman has a long head and a sleek, muscular body. The Dobermann has a long muzzle. It stands on its pads and is not usually heavy-footed. The ears are often cropped to stand erect, and the tail is usually docked short. This breed is Intelligent, Energetic, Alert, Loyal, Obedient, Fearless, Confident
A short and stocky dog, the English bulldog is the national symbol of England. These dogs are known for being courageous and stubborn, while also being incredibly loving to their owners. The breed was developed for bullfighting but later was bred to be a friendly companion.
The fox terrier is a small dog with a sleek build. The male is about 10kg and the female is usually 8kg. They are between 30-40cm tall. The face is long with ears that fold forward toward the cheeks.
The French bulldog is a compact, muscular dog with a flat, short coat. Colors common to the breed include fawn, white and varieties of brindle. The male and female dog weight is 11-15kg.
Poodle Dog Breed Information and Personality Traits. Poodles are notorious for their intelligence and ease of training. They are lively, active, fun-loving and family dogs with a sense of the ridiculous. Poodles are exceptional jumpers, so pet owners need to ensure the yard has proper fencing.
The German shepherd dog is a herding breed known for its courage, loyalty and guarding instincts. This breed makes an excellent guard dog, police dog, military dog, guide dog for the blind and search and rescue dog. For many families, the German shepherd is also a treasured family pet.
The golden retriever is even-tempered, intelligent and affectionate. Golden retrievers are playful, yet gentle with children, and they tend to get along well with other pets and strangers. … Golden retrievers are not often barkers, and they lack guard instincts, so do not count on them to make good watchdogs.
Great Danes are considered gentle giants. They are moderately playful, affectionate and good with children. They will guard their home. Great Danes generally get along with other animals, particularly if raised with them, but some individuals in the breed can be aggressive with dogs they do not know.
The Italian greyhound is truly a greyhound in miniature, with supreme elegance and grace. The height at the withers is 13 to 15 inches, and the weight is 7-14 pounds. The slender, muscular body, accentuated by the curved back, deep chest, and lean, well-muscled legs, produces a sinewy outline.
The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed. Today’s Lab is as good-natured and hardworking as their ancestors, and they’re also America’s most popular breed.
Lassie Rough Collie
The Lassie Rough Collie is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large size that, in its original form, was a type of collie used and bred for herding sheep in Scotland. More recent breeding has focused on the Collie as a show dog, and also companion.
The Malinois is a very smart and obedient dog. He has strong protective and territorial instincts. This breed needs extensive socialization from an early age, and firm, but not harsh, training. Belgians are instinctively protective so they should be trained and socialized very well from an early age.
The Pekingese (also spelled Pekinese) is a breed of toy dog, originating in China. The breed was favored by royalty of the Chinese Imperial court as both a lap dog and companion dog, and its name refers to the city of Peking (Beijing) where the Forbidden City is located. The breed has several characteristics and health issues related to its unique appearance. Because of its desirable characteristics, the Pekingese has been part of the development of designer crossbreeds, such as the Peekapoo (crossed with a poodle) and Peke-a-tese (crossed with a Maltese).
The pug has a short muzzle and a tightly curled tail. It is a squarely built, muscular dog, with a large head, prominent, dark eyes, and small, drooping ears. At maturity it stands 10 to 11 inches (25.5 to 28 cm) and weighs about 14 to 18 pounds (6 to 8 kg). … Typically loyal and alert, the pug is a valued companion dog.
Rhodesian Ridge Back
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large-sized dog breed bred in the Southern Africa region. Its forebears can be traced to the semi-domesticated ridged hunting and guarding dogs of the Khoikhoi, which were renowned for their heightened ferocity in both of their roles as hunters and guardians. These were crossed with European dogs by the early colonists of the Cape Colony of southern Africa. The original breed standard was drafted by F. R. Barnes, in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), in 1922, who named the breed the Rhodesian Ridgeback. The standard was approved by the South African Kennel Union in 1927.
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 their main use as to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market. This continued until the mid-19th century when railways replaced droving. Although still used to herd stock in many parts of the world, Rottweilers are now also used as search and rescue dogs, guard dogs, and police dogs.
The Scottish Terrier is a small, compact, short-legged, sturdily-built terrier of good bone and substance. They have a hard, wiry, weather-resistant coat and a thick-set, cobby body which is hung between short, heavy legs
Originally bred to guard livestock, shar-peis are alert, intelligent and protective dogs who make excellent guardians. They possess a calm and devoted nature that makes them loving companions.
The Schnauzer dog breed has it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, and a personality that’s twice as big as their bodies. Throw in that walrus mustache and quivering enthusiasm, and they’ll make you laugh every day.
The Siberian husky is a medium-sized dog, slightly longer than tall. Height ranges from 20 to 23 1/2 inches and weight from 35 to 60 pounds. The Siberian husky has erect ears and eyes of brown to blue or maybe even one of each color. The neck is carried straight and the topline is level.
A female’s height may range between 26 and 28 inches, and she may weigh between 120 and 140 pounds (54 to 63 kilograms). The dogs may be longhaired or shorthaired. Coat colors include red and white, brown and white, and brindle and white.
Pomeranians are known for being smart, curious, energetic, feisty, and bold. They are typically very playful and love to be the center of attention. They can make great pets for families but may not be the best choice for those who have small children.
The Weimaraner is a large dog that was originally bred as a hunting dog in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl, rabbits and foxes
The Yorkshire Terrier (often shortened as Yorkie) is one of the smallest dog breeds of the terrier type, and of any dog breed. The breed developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds (3.2 kg). A popular companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Silky Terrier. Most have a black and tan coat, but they are also known to have a silverish-grey or a blonde coat.
Yorkshire terriers are playful and energetic dogs. They often exhibit separation anxiety when left alone, which is a reason that some owners keep two dogs.