Border collies aren't the best household pets due to their intense energy and need to work. If they don't have a job, they may take to herding people, making them ill-suited for most households.
The Spanish water dog is an agile breed with a strong drive to guard and protect. Socialization is key; if you don't have outlets for their energy, they won't be a cuddly couch potato.
Irish Wolfhounds are gentle giants and the tallest breed. Originating as war dogs, they need lots of outdoor exercise and a high fence. They are now family pets, known for their patience and even-temperament.
The Newfoundland is often portrayed as a hero dog - and it’s true! Responsive, affectionate and strong, they’ll jump into freezing water to save you.
Rottweilers are strong, loyal, and intelligent; they just need consistent training to channel their protective instincts. With the right owner, they make great family dogs.
Jack Russells require lots of exercise and training, and they're not great with cats and other small pets. Their eagerness to work explains their digging and chasing tendencies.
Wire fox terriers have lots of energy, attitude and curiosity. Ideal for families with strong guidance, but never off leash. They're independent, agile and won't back down if challenged.
Pit bulls are gentle and good with kids, but are often misunderstood. Properly trained, they can be obedient and loyal cuddle bugs.
Siberian huskies: grace, athleticism, strong will. Require firm, consistent training. Leash them always; they love to run!
Australian cattle dogs are bright and loyal, but need a job and no small pets. Willful unless kept busy, they have an instinct to catch cats and can be aggressive to other dogs.