Tipping the scales at no more than 12 pounds, the Brussels Griffon is a smart, devoted, and sensitive companion.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is also known as the “truffle hunter.” The Lagotto is the only purebred dog in the world recognized as a specialized truffle searcher.
The muscular but agile Staffordshire Bull Terrier retains the traits of courage and tenacity. Happily, good breeding transformed this former gladiator into a mild, playful companion with a special feel for kids.
Lots of hard work and challenging play is heaven for Belgian Tervurens, which are known to be affectionate and possessive with loved ones.
The easygoing Great Dane, the mighty “Apollo of Dogs,” is a total joy to live with—but owning a dog of such imposing size, weight, and strength is a commitment not to be entered into lightly.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi's makeup is perfectly suited to moving cattle, and yet it is so congenial and sweet-faced that it would be a cherished companion even if it never did a day’s work.
Once the mischievous companion of Chinese emperors, and later the mascot of Holland’s royal House of Orange, the small but solid Pug is today adored by millions of fans around the world.
The dignified Dalmatian, dogdom's citizen of the world, is famed for their spotted coat and unique job description.
Among the most comical and mischievous citizens of dogdom, the Bull Terrier is playful and endearing, sometimes stubborn, but always devoted.
Lively and alert, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is an elegant sighthound and can be a very good hunter.
The amiable Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz dog of ample coat, famous for the distinctive “spectacles” on their foxy face.
Cirnechi are mild, low-maintenance companions cherished for their loyal and gentle nature.
Akitas are muscular, double-coated dogs of ancient Japanese lineage famous for their dignity, courage, and loyalty.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel, also known as the Welsh Springer or the Welshie, is an active hunting dog with a loyal and agreeable personality.
Curious, lively, and intense but mischievous, the Schipperke is a robust, long-lived companion for whom there is never a dull moment.
Bright and alert, sometimes silly, but always courageous, the Boxer has been among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time.
The Otterhound is known for their dense, shaggy coat, webbed feet, acute sense of smell, and affinity for swimming.
The Chow Chow, an all-purpose dog of ancient China, presents the picture of a muscular, deep-chested aristocrat with an air of inscrutable timelessness.
The Whippet is an amiable, dignified, and gentle soul, but give them something to chase and they are all business.
The American Eskimo Dog combines striking good looks with a quick and clever mind in a total brains-and-beauty package.