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These dogs all make up some of the best pure bred dog breeds.
The intelligent Pomeranian is the smallest of the Spitz type toy dog and is related to the sled dogs of the Arctic. A prideful dog, they are nonetheless eager to learn and are great with the family.
Weighing in at less than 7 pounds, these foot heigh canines make up for in personality what they lack in stature. As a very popular hypoallergenic breed, they check many boxes for people.
This gentle, regal pup is eager to please. He will let you know it with his ferociously waging tail. Among the larger sized in the Toy Group, they make for great dogs for families of all sizes.
Its unmistakably distinctive tuxedo style coat has had it coined an “American Gentleman”. This level headed dog makes for a great companion.
Havanese are the only dogs native to Cuba. Their infectiously large and warm eyes match their spunk and cheerful demeanor. Temperament and personality make them a great addition to the family.
While there are a number of Instagram famous dogs now, Pugs actually have a long history, originating in China. They have distinctive features in the face with their short muzzles and brick-like, thick frame.
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Originating in China and favored by the Chinese Imperial Court, these regal looking Toy dogs don’t disappoint. Their well balanced personalities make them wonderful compact companions.
The signature look of a French Bulldog is striking. These miniature bulldogs have bat like ears. Their size and unrelenting love for humans make them great companion dogs.
An excellent family dog, the Beagle is a small scent hound that can take to the field or can curly up on the couch. They make fantastic companion dogs, for kids and adults.
The Siberian Husky is a large-sized working dog, specialized to brave the cold with its double thick coat, hauling sleds. They are largely friendly and outgoing and do well in a family setting.
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Whether policing farmland or guarding an apartment, these hypoallergenic dogs are highly adaptable to their environment. They are highly trainable and exhibit inexhaustible love and affection for their owners.
A superb hunting dog, these dogs were originally bred to flush birds and hunt wild board. On the homefront, their loyalty and friendliness can fall victim to their impatient side. This makes Shibas a tough choice for families with small children, as they would need to be supervised.
Bred for it brute strength and inexhaustible conditioning and endurance, this large breed is a native Arctic breed descending from the arctic wolf and named after the Inuit tribe called the Mahlemut.
If this dog could think any higher of itself, then it would. Brimming with self assurance, this intelligent, devoted dog can range from playful to stubborn to mischievous.
Its tough to imagine with its almost dread-like mane, but this Italian breed of sheepdog was great at herding sheep and cattle. In a dog lineup, it would be tough to miss this one.
A very smart and all purpose worker, the German Shepherd is an athletic, muscular worker that’s relatively easy to train. Their heretic tendencies have them leery of strangers. For that reason, it is best to bring them up from young in a family setting, especially with younger children.
As a breed that can be anything from a police dog to a family pet, these dogs can adapt to their surroundings. Their intelligence and drive need to be placed somewhere to keep them from getting bored.
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Among the more intelligent breeds, the “Blue Heeler” was bred in Australia in the 19th century to move cattle across large expanses of land. They are easy to train, outgoing and playful.
This scenthound is a sturdy and strong as an ox. Bred originally to hunt, yep, foxes. The English Foxhound is smaller than its American cousin. Socialize these pups when they are young and they can be good family dogs, in the right families.
A tall and sleek West African sighthound, this dog is aloof with a regal presence. What makes them a striking complicated character is they are wildly loyal and affectionate with their human families when in the mood.
This small to medium sized Pinscher is an intelligent and lively breed. Their even temper and familial love make them great additions to the clan. Just make sure you are ready each day to exhaust their energy, of which they have ample.
A herding dog through and through, the Belgian Malinois, even in a home setting can be seen circling and corralling the family – even without you thinking about it. They are loyal and loving dogs with a strong herding instinct.
Arguably the oldest dog, the “barkless” Basenji is a highly intelligent, compact framed dog. True to their longstanding relationship with people, they can be fiercely loyal to their families.
When it is not herding sheep in the hilly boarder of Scotland and England, this intelligent, black and white workaholic thives on law and order in their surroundings – both in the field and at home. Regarded as one of the most intelligent dogs, when the family is fast asleep, the Border Collie can be found in the study playing chess against itself.
This large sized breed from Germany once worked the fields, pulling heavy carts and herding the flocks. They are devoted to their families but can become quite aggressive to strangers and or threats. CountryLiving says the PSI of their jaws is 328. That’s a lot of pressure. To give context, the pressure in your tires is most likely around 38.
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FLUFFY DOG BREEDS
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APARTMENT DOG BREEDS
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