Dog Breeds

  • Small Mixed Breed

    Mini “Mutts” The Small Mixed Breed, or “Mutt,” is more special than that name might suggest! Though you may never know exactly what to expect, smaller dogs often have these traits: Well suited as a companion dog Compact and travels well Loving and loyal to her owners Excellent watchdog Alert, curious, and busy No dog…


  • Yorkshire Terrier

    Your Yorkie Small, but mighty, Yorkies are well loved. They’re often: Brave and ready for adventure Always on the go, has a keen eye for adventure Small and travels well Loving and loyal to her owners Protective of family; a good watch dog Quirky and entertaining personality But play close attention to these characteristics: Can…


  • Siberian Husky

    The Huggable Husky The Husky is a recognizable “working” dog. You’ll have such fun with this pup who is: Outgoing, playful personality Sweet, gentle, and sensitive Always on the go, with a keen eye for adventure Good with children Friendly and eager to please Even-tempered, affectionate, and happy-go-lucky Keep her busy and entertained, though, because…


  • Wire Fox Terrier

    Why We Love the Wire Fox Terrier Not everyone knows about the wonderful Wire Fox Terrier. But if you’ve chosen to share your family with this pup, you probably expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Alert, curious, and busy Energetic and playful Excellent watchdog Brave and ready for adventure Devoted,…


  • Shih Tzu

    The Spunky Shih Tzu This distinctive looking dog can easily win your love. You chose to snuggle up with a Shih Tzu because you can expect certain traits: Excellent companion Needs minimal exercise Sweet, playful, and friendly Alert, curious, and busy Good around other pets and dogs Intelligent, friendly, and easily won over It will…


  • Standard Poodle

    Not Just “Standard” The Standard Poodle may be a “fancy” breed, but these dogs can have a great place in everyday families. They’re considered: Energetic, active, and athletic Hypoallergenic coat sheds very little Above-average in intelligence and trainability when positive reinforcement training methods are used Quirky, entertaining personality People-oriented and eager to please Good with children…


  • Shetland Sheepdog

    The Sweet Sheltie Chances are that you chose to share your home with a Shetland Sheepdog because you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Loyal and loving companion Good with kids and other pets Vigilant watchdog with a ready bark Sweet, gentle, and sensitive Above-average intelligence and trainability when positive reinforcement…


  • Smooth Fox Terrier

    Learn More About the Smooth Fox Terrier Wondering if the Smooth Fox Terrier is the right friend for you? Consider these traits: Easily motivated and trainable Brave and ready for adventure Alert, curious, and busy Lively, with a friendly personality Excellent watchdog Devoted, loyal, and protective You should also know about these characteristics: Has a tendency…


  • Rottweiler

    The Remarkable Rottie Rottweilers have reputations, both good and bad. Traits you can expect include: Well suited as a companion, family dog, or working dog Confident, steady, and fearless Even temper and gentle disposition Large, strong, and athletic, with lots of stamina in cooler climates Protective of owners; excellent guard dog Intelligent and easy to…


  • Medium Mixed Breed

    Somewhere in the Middle… Not too big, not too small – chances are that you chose your Medium Mixed Breed because you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Well suited as a family dog Intelligent and easy to train People-oriented and eager to please Brave and ready for adventure Lively, with…


  • Pug

    The Pug – What a Pup! If you’re looking for a great mixture of spunky, cute, and silly, a Pug might be just the right addition to your family. Pugs are well-loved because of certain characteristics: Outgoing, playful personality Needs minimal exercise Vigilant watchdog with a ready bark Even-tempered, affectionate, and happy-go-lucky Good with children…


  • Pomeranian

    Cheer for Pom Poms! Pomeranians are just full of fluffy personality. Chances are that you chose her because you like Pom Poms and you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Highly intelligent, playful, and energetic Outgoing and friendly Alert, curious, and busy Protective of family—a good watchdog Highly trainable and…


  • Maltese

    A Memo on the Maltese If you’re up to routine dog grooming mixed with a lot of love, then the Maltese could be your new best friend! What you can expect: Trusting and affectionate Gentle-mannered and easy to get along with Highly intelligent, playful, and energetic Wonderful companion and family dog Hypoallergenic coat, sheds very…


  • Pointer

    The Pointer – A Good Sport If you’re active and outdoorsy, chances are that you chose her because you like English Pointers and you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Excellent family dog, watchdog, and hunting dog Intelligent and easy to train Gentle-mannered and easy to get along with Large, strong,…


  • Large Mixed Breed

    Large, Loveable “Mutts” The Large Mixed Breed dog may have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Confident, steady, and fearless Well suited as a family or hunting dog Obedient and devoted Large, strong, and athletic Even-tempered with a gentle disposition No dog is perfect, though, and you may have noticed these characteristics, too: Easily bored…


  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi

    Calling All Corgis! Th Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a long and fancy name for a dog who can fit into everyday life. You can expect from your Corgi: An excellent companion, family, and working dog Outgoing and friendly personality Athletic and agile Good with children and other pets Above-average intelligence and trainability when positive reinforcement training methods…


  • Labrador Retriever

    That Loveable Lab If you don’t have a Labrador Retriever, chances are you know one! These dogs are so popular for some great reasons: Bouncy, cheerful, loyal, and enthusiastic Good with kids and other pets Above-average intelligence and trainability when positive reinforcement training methods are used Loves to play games, especially fetch People-oriented and eager to…


  • Miniature Schnauzer

    Learn about the Miniature Schnauzer What can you expect from a Mini Schnauzer? Highly intelligent, playful, and energetic Vigilant watchdog with a ready bark Hypoallergenic coat that sheds very little Friendly and eager to please Docile and devoted Small, but sturdy But also keep in mind these other possible traits: Can be snappy when nervous…


  • Greyhound

    Greyhounds will Race into your Heart Greyhounds are just great, for many reasons: Adaptable to a wide variety of living conditions Quiet—not much of a barker Needs minimal exercise Mild-mannered and easy to get along with But put on the brakes, and think about these common traits: Exhibits signs of separation anxiety if left alone…


  • Great Dane

    Great Danes: The Iconic Giant Breed Great Danes are often thought of as gentle giants. They often show these traits: Lovable, playful companion Good with children Confident, steady, and fearless Good watchdog with a loud bark Mild-mannered and easy to get along with Energetic, active, and athletic But Great Danes are also known for these…


  • English Springer Spaniel

    The Super Spaniel English Springer Spaniels are very active, but also very loving. Consider adding a Springer Spaniel to your family if these traits appeal to you: Excellent family dog, watchdog, and hunting dog Eager to please and responsive to training Bouncy, cheerful, loyal, and enthusiastic Even temper and gentle disposition Energetic, active, and athletic Good…


  • Golden Retriever

    ure Gold The popular Golden Retriever exhibits traits that many families rely on: Even-tempered, affectionate, and happy-go-lucky Good with kids and other pets Large, strong, and athletic Above-average intelligence and trainability when positive reinforcement training methods are used Loves to play games, especially fetch People-oriented and eager to please With these undeniable positives come a few…


  • English Bulldog

    The English Bulldog – Quite a Chap! The English Bulldog can be expected to have certain traits: Affectionate, easygoing, and lovable Quiet—not much of a barker Good with kids and other pets An excellent guard dog, courageous and dependable Adaptable to a wide variety of living conditions Outgoing and friendly personality You may also these…


  • Giant Mixed Breed

    Big Love for Big Dogs! If your home is ready for a Giant Mixed Breed dog, then you’re ready for these traits: Docile and devoted Even temper and gentle disposition Loyal and easygoing with the people she knows Protective; excellent guard dog Good with children But that Giant loveable pooch can also come with other…


  • Doberman Pinscher

    The Distinctive Dobie With a reputation for vigilance and loyalty, the Doberman Pinscher could be great for your family for several reasons: Energetic and playful An affectionate companion and family dog Obedient and devoted Easily motivated and trainable Protective; an excellent guard dog Large, strong, and athletic But take care to accentuate the positives, and be…


  • German Shepherd

    The Steady Shepherd Loyal, steadfast, and vigilant, the German Shepherd exemplifies the faithful “Fido”: Well suited as a companion, family dog, or working dog Energetic, active, and athletic Above-average intelligence and trainability when positive reinforcement training methods are used Devoted, loyal, and protective Sweet, playful, and friendly Trusting and affectionate As a breed, however, German Shepherds often…


  • Dalmatian

    Dalmatian Details It’s easy to spot why we love Dalmatians: Energetic and playful Intelligent and easy to train Gregarious, extroverted personality Protective of family, a good watch dog People-oriented and eager to please Loyal and loving companion But be on the lookout for these other traits: Can be rambunctious and rowdy, especially as a younger dog…


  • French Bulldog

    Fantastic Frenchies The feisty French Bulldog can be a wonderful canine companion. The Frenchie may fit your lifestyle if you’re looking for traits like: An affectionate companion and family dog Even-tempered; adapts to a wide variety of environments Small, but sturdy Needs minimal exercise Quirky, entertaining personality Sweet, playful, and friendly But consider these characteristics,…


  • Dachshund

    Foxy Doxies Close to the ground, bu close to your heart – chances are that you chose your Dachshund because you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Energetic and playful Small, but sturdy Vigilant watchdog with a ready bark Bold, steady, and fearless Adaptable to a wide variety of living…


  • Cocker Spaniel

    Connecting with the Cocker Spaniel Arguably made famous by a cartoon dog named Lady, Cocker Spaniels are beautiful and loving. Other characteristics include: Outgoing and friendly personality Mild-mannered and easy to get along with Energetic, active, and athletic Well suited as a companion, family dog, or working dog Obedient and devoted Good with children Just…


  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi

    Check Out the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Your dog is such a special friend! Chances are that you chose her because you like Cardigans and you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Good with kids and other pets Easily motivated and trainable Devoted, loyal, and protective Even-tempered; adapts to a wide variety…


  • Chow Chow

    Choosing a Chow Chow In some ways like a big teddy bear, and in some ways not so much, the Chow Chow is a distinctive dog. They are known for certain characteristics: Confident and self-reliant Even-tempered; adaptable to a wide variety of environments Quiet—not much of a barker Formidable guard dog; highly territorial Docile and…


  • Cairn Terrier

    Cairn Characteristics There’s no denying how cute the Cairn Terrier is. Weigh these qualities as you decide if a Cairn should be your new best friend: Lively, with a friendly personality Loves to play games, especially fetch An affectionate companion and family dog Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat Easily motivated and trainable Small, but sturdy Keep…


  • Chinese Shar-Pei

    The Singular Shar-Pei If your family includes a Shar-Pei, you’ve got a unique furry friend. These traits make her a good fit for your home: Quiet—not much of a barker Confident and self-reliant Protective of family; a good watch dog Docile and devoted Loyal to those she trusts Intelligent and easy to train You may have…


  • Boxer

    The Beautiful Boxer That Boxer face – what’s not to love?! Chances are that you chose her because you like Boxers and you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Affectionate, easygoing, and lovable Loves to play games, especially fetch Intelligent, friendly, and easily won over Large, strong, and athletic, with…


  • Chihuahua

    Choosing a Chihuahua Chihuahua’s are little pups with big reputations. They are wonderful companion pets for several reasons: Alert, curious, and busy Adaptable to a wide variety of living conditions Confident and self-reliant Vigilant watchdog with a ready bark Doesn’t need much exercise However, no dog is perfect! You might also see these traits: Needs…


  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Cavalier Canines If you think Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a regal name for a regal dog, then you’re right! Lots of things make these pups special: Affectionate, easygoing, and lovable Energetic and playful Good with children and other pets Intelligent, eager to please, and responsive to training Lively, with a friendly personality But think about…


  • Border Collie

    The Beautiful Border Collie Looking for a dog who is often smarter than you? Look no farther than the Border Collie! This super smart pooch has some great characteristics: Highly active and eager to serve a purpose Above-average intelligence and trainability when positive reinforcement training methods are used Vigilant watchdog with a ready bark Alert, curious, and…


  • American Pitbull Terrier

    The Truth about the Pitbull Terrier You might think you know everything about the Pitbull (or even Pibble!), for better or for worse. But let’s really explore some of this dog’s special traits: An affectionate companion and family dog Lively, with a friendly personality People-oriented and eager to please Intelligent, friendly, and easily won over…


  • Beagle

    Bark for the Beagle! Beagles truly are special dogs! This pup may be perfect for your family if you’d expect these traits: Affectionate, easygoing, and lovable Good with kids and other pets Alert, curious, and busy Intelligent, friendly, and easily won over Brave and ready for adventure Outgoing, playful personality But don’t forget these Beagle…


  • American Bulldog

    All About the American Bulldog The American Bulldog might be your perfect companion for several reasons: An excellent guard dog, courageous and dependable Confident, steady, and fearless Intelligent and easy to train Energetic, active, and athletic Good with children Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat But don’t forget about these features: Needs a lot of exercise Can…


  • Basset Hound

    Bark for the Basset! Don’t let those sad eyes fool you: Basset Hounds can be so much fun! These features could make the Basset your best bud: Even-tempered, affectionate, and happy-go-lucky Sweet, gentle, and sensitive Good with kids and other pets An excellent family dog that loves human companionship Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat Excellent…


  • Basenji

    Basenji Basics Basenjis, also known as African Barkless Dogs, are definitely distinct. Do her traits fit your lifestyle? Affectionate companion and family dog Highly intelligent, playful, and energetic Confident, steady, and fearless Alert, curious, and busy Quirky, entertaining personality Loving and loyal to her owners You may have also noticed these characteristics: Needs a lot of…


  • Akita

    The Amazing Akita! Chances are that you chose your Akita, sometimes known as Silent Hunters, because you expected her to have certain traits that would fit your lifestyle: Loving and loyal to her owners Quiet—not much of a barker Docile and devoted Protective; excellent guard dog Adaptable to a wide variety of living conditions Large,…