Border Collies: Smart, energetic herders excelling in agility and disc competitions. Make great pets with a need for mental stimulation—herding, toys, puzzles!
Active and intelligent, Australian Shepherds excel in dog sports. Bred to herd, they need outlets for energy to avoid chasing or aloof behavior. Training, exercise, and structure are vital.
Hard-working, high-energy Australian Cattle Dogs excel at herding and dog sports. Need ample exercise and mental stimulation to avoid boredom as pets. Enjoy learning tricks and puzzle games.
Energetic terriers like Jack Russells need training and daily exercise to avoid undesirable behaviors like digging and excessive barking. They excel in dog sports and tricks.
Weimaraners, bred for hunting, need plenty of exercise. Friendly and affectionate, but some may be hyperactive. Without training and exercise, they can get stressed and exhibit destructive behavior.
Belgian Malinois: Thrives with a job. Ideal for law enforcement. As a pet, involve in dog sports, daily exercise, nose work, and tracking for mental stimulation.
"Largest white breed, Great Pyrenees, gentle giants from Central Asia. Thick double coat, 100+ pounds. Named after Pyrenees mountains bordering France and Spain."
Dalmatians: Historically carriage protectors, still have endurance. Need a job to avoid hyperactivity and bad habits. Great running and hiking partners for active individuals.
Boxers: Goofy, lovable, and active. Great family companions needing structure and exercise. Doggie daycare and long walks help burn energy and keep them happy.
"Rare white Japanese Spitz, spitz-type traits, small-to-medium size. Adaptable, low shedding except seasonally. Regular brushing and occasional baths needed."