"Akitas: Japanese spitz breed with double coat, loyalty, and protective nature. Employed for hunting and guarding in Japan. Best with experienced owners, good with older kids."
"Beagles: Scent hounds, excel in tracking prey for hunters. Friendly, great with people, other dogs, cats, and horses. Loyal but easily distracted during training."
"Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Sweet, loyal toy-sized spaniel, originally bird hunters. Devoted family companion, gentle with kids and other pets, easy to train, and delightful to live with."
"Chihuahua: Feisty, loyal, and brave despite being tiny. Can be possessive of favorite people. Needs socialization to be accepting of guests. Best with older kids or in a child-free home."
Collies, a devoted UK breed, herded livestock gently. They're great with kids and pets, with a long, high-maintenance rough coat, and a short, low-maintenance smooth coat.
Dobermans, created by Louis Dobermann, are loyal, protective, and great family dogs. They need exercise but are calm indoors. Proper training makes them obedient, well-mannered
German Shepherds: fiercely loyal, trainable police/military dogs. Intelligent and close to their family, good with kids. Early socialization needed to prevent overprotectiveness.
Great Dane: German breed, gentle giant, friendly but protective. Loyal and affectionate, good with kids. Need early training due to their size and strength to ensure good manners.
Great Pyrenees: Ancient mountain guardians, protect sheep. Protective, alert, and enjoy outdoor patrolling. Socialization helps with guests. Loyal, aloof with strangers.
Labrador Retriever: Originated in Newfoundland as hunting dogs. Water-resistant double coat for cold weather and water. Loyal, friendly, highly trainable, great family pets.