Labrador Retrievers: large, playful dogs from Newfoundland, bred for water retrieval. AKC recognized in 1917. Sociable, even-tempered, and popular family pets loving fetch and water play.
Boxers: Muscular, brave, and loyal. Originally fighting and hunting dogs, now beloved family pets. Energetic, playful, but may not suit homes with infants/toddlers due to their exuberance.
Golden Retrievers: Iconic American family dogs. Loyal, intelligent, and lively with beautiful golden fur. Love water play, fetch, and are great companions for all ages and animals.
Pomeranians: Descended from Nordic sled dogs, related to Malamutes and Samoyeds. Queen Victoria's influence made them popular. Playful, affectionate, small and fluffy, but may be stubborn.
Australian Shepherds (Aussies): Athletic and agile dogs, excel in herding, agility, and frisbee. Developed in the USA as ranch workers. Need ample physical and mental stimulation for a balanced life.
English Springer Spaniel: Popular since the early 1900s, top 30 breed in the U.S. Friendly, intelligent, and affectionate. Great for active families, kid and pet-friendly.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis: Queen Elizabeth II's favorite. Small herding dogs, intelligent, active, and loyal. Watch for weight gain and back issues. Keep engaged with fetch games.
Jack Russell Terrier: Originated in 1800s England for fox hunting. Spunky, intelligent, and playful family dogs. Can be noisy with a high prey drive. Not ideal for homes with small pets.
French Bulldogs: Popular for their fun-loving, loyal personalities and unique look. Top five most popular dogs in the U.S. Prone to respiratory issues and overheating due to flat faces.
Portuguese Water Dog: Medium-sized, fluffy coat, low shedding, good for allergies (not hypoallergenic). Fun-loving, intelligent, great active family pets, get along with all ages.