Akita: Japanese spitz breed, loyal & protective. Double coat, curled tail, triangle ears. Used for hunting & guarding. Best with experienced owners, older kids.
Beagles: Scent hounds, great sense of smell for hunting. Used in packs to track prey. Friendly, love family, get along with other pets. Easily distracted, challenging to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Sweet, loyal, toy-sized spaniel. Originally bird hunters, now devoted family companions. Playful, good with kids, dogs, cats. Easy to train, calm, delightful pets.
Chihuahua: Tiny, feisty, brave like a Mastiff. Extremely loyal but may be possessive. Needs socialization for guests. Delicate, better for homes without kids or with older children.
Collie: Devoted herding breed from the UK. Gentle with kids & pets. Rough coat needs grooming, smooth coat is low-maintenance. Lassie movies showcase their loyalty.
Doberman: Intimidating, loyal family dog. Needs exercise but calm indoors. Obedient with socialization. Great with family, wary of strangers. Louis Dobermann's creation.
German Shepherd: Loyal, courageous, trainable. Police & military dogs. Bonds closely with family, good with kids. Socialization vital. Needs exercise & mental stimulation, excels in agility.
Great Dane: Developed in Germany, gentle giant. Friendly but protective. Loyal & affectionate with family, good with kids. Needs early training due to size.
Great Pyrenees: Ancient flock guardian from Pyrenees Mountains. Protective, alert, outdoor lovers. Socialization helps with guests. Loyal, aloof with strangers. Moderate exercise needs, daily walks.
Labrador Retriever: Developed in Newfoundland for hunting and fishing. Water-resistant double coat. Loyal, friendly, trainable—top US breed. Energetic, needs daily exercise and training.