The Akita is a Japanese spitz breed that is used for hunting and guarding. Loyal and protective, but stubborn, it requires experienced owners and works best with older children.
Beagles are scent hounds that hunt in packs. They adore people and other animals, but due to distractions, they can be difficult to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a loving, loyal, and playful breed of toy dog. They make excellent family pets, require only moderate exercise, and are simple to train.
Despite their small size, Chihuahuas are loyal and brave. They can be possessive and need to be socialised. Ideal for homes without small children.
Collies from the United Kingdom are gentle and get along well with children, cats, and other pets. The rough coat requires frequent brushing, whereas the smooth coat is wash-and-wear.
Louis Dobermann created Dobermans to be fiercely loyal and protective. They need daily exercise but are calm indoors. Obedient, well-mannered, and good with family, they can be reserved with strangers.
German Shepherds are courageous, loyal, and trainable dogs. They require socialization, physical activity, and mental stimulation through agility training.
Great Danes, which originated in Germany, are gentle giants who are devoted to their families. Consistent training is essential to avoid accidental knocks.
Great Pyrenees have been used for hundreds of years to protect livestock because they are loyal and watch out for their flock. They need to move around a bit and meet other people early on.
Labrador retrievers were made in Newfoundland with a coat that doesn't get wet so they could be used for hunting and fishing. They are good family pets that need to be walked.