Basenji: African breed, clean coat, infrequent bathing, cat-like grooming. Known as "barkless," makes unique yodeling sounds, bonds with family, cautious with strangers.
Boxer: German origin, smooth coat, low grooming, energetic, playful, needs exercise to prevent behavior issues. Caution in hot weather due to short-nosed face and risk of overheating.
Bull Terrier: Distinct horse-like face, short flat coat, weekly brushing to remove loose hair. Good with respectful kids. Muscular, needs moderate daily exercise.
Dalmatian: Origin - central Europe (Dalmatia, Croatia). Short, dense, glossy coat. Weekly brushing. Former coach and firehouse dog. Muscular, athletic, needs lots of daily exercise.
Doberman Pinscher: Bred in Germany by Karl Doberman. Smooth coat, low maintenance. Big, athletic, needs ample exercise. Loyal guard dog, loving with family, respectful to children.
German Shorthaired Pointer: Versatile gundog for waterfowl. Low-maintenance coat, weekly brushing. Great family companion with ample exercise. Needs outlets for energy to avoid anxiety
Greyhound: World's fastest breed, runs 45+ mph. Clean house dog, smooth coat sheds minimally. A soft, damp towel for a rubdown is enough, minimal brushing needed.
Ibizan Hound: From Ibiza, Spain. Descended from ancient Egyptian hounds. Short coat, smooth or wiry, low maintenance (weekly brushing). Skilled rabbit hunters, use keen sight for chasing
Miniature Pinscher: Resembles smaller Doberman but older breed. Smooth coat lies close to body. Weekly brushing with soft bristle brush brings out luster.
Charming, sweet Pug: Originated in China 400 B.C. Shedding short coat, regular brushing helps. Avoid hot weather, prefer indoor AC. Loyal friend, dislikes being alone.