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Mixing native Dingoes with Collies and other herding dogs, Australian George Elliott developed the Blue Heeler in 1840. They are also called Australian Heelers, Queensland Heelers and Australian Cattle Dogs.
Briards are herding dogs with rather gentle personalities. They are relatively easygoing around the house, always ready to play.
Gentle and sweet around the house, tough and resilient in the field, Canaan Dogs are adaptable to almost any situation.
One of the more laid-back terriers, Border Terriers can be mannerly and calm around the house. They have a friendly, outgoing way with everyone in the family.
The Bouvier des Flandres is friendly, obedient and surprisingly mellow considering its herding-dog genes. It makes a wonderful companion to children.
Around the house, the Borzoi has a calm nature and impeccable manners. This dog feels an intense loyalty to her family.
Bulldogs may look tough, but inside they’re sweet and gentle. They have a friendly temperament and a fond attachment to home and family.
Cane Corsos have stable and dependable personalities. In the yard or around the house, they will stay close to its master.
Extremely good-natured and loving, Boykin Spaniels are the ultimate pal. Boykins can hang with kids and sportsmen alike.
Energetic and inquisitive, a Brussels Griffon will follow you around the house all day and then jump in your lap the moment you sit down.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are high-energy, independent creatures that need strong-willed owners for proper training and socialization.
Boxers may look tough as nails (and they are certainly tough) but under the surface they are lovable, playful, sometimes goofy pals.
Bull Terriers may look like rugby players, but deep down they are sweet, dependable, gentle and downright silly at times.
The Akbash has an independent spirit that blends with a fierce protectiveness for home and family.
Alaskan Malamutes love to goof around, play games and be rowdy (in a pleasant way, of course).
Friendly with their families and curious about strangers, Alaskan Huskies are calmer than their cousins the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute.
Working dogs that need to move American Bulldogs are not the best apartment dogs. They need daily walks, room to run and lots of fresh air to maintain a healthy mind and body.
Gentle with children, versatile with adults, the American Indian Dog has a very mellow and serene spirit.
American Pit Bull Terriers are affectionate, loyal, happy dogs with lots of energy and a natural eagerness to please their guardians.
Charming, intelligent, warm and friendly, American Eskimo Dogs make for a superb watchdog.
American Water Spaniels are wonderful household companions. They get along well with people and play gently with children.
Australian Cattle Dogs are high-energy, intelligent and active. Not content with sitting around the house, these dogs want to play and work.
Protective and alert, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog makes an excellent watchdog.
Bred to be both swift and strong, American Staffordshire Terriers love to play fetch, go for runs and work.
Strong, determined, loving pals, Australian Terriers are eager to please and easy to train.
America loves the Beagle. There is nothing fancy or exotic or designer about him, but his loving temperament and handy size make him a perennial favorite.
With his gracious smile, a polished bow, and a slight wink, the Boston Terrier is not only a tuxedo-clad class act; he’s occasionally the class clown.
Australian Kelpies are devoted, friendly and focused canines. They have great personalities, especially when they have “tasks” to accomplish or animals to herd.
Welsh Corgis are brave and loyal defenders of the home. Cardigan Welsh Corgis have natural herding instincts. They are loyal and eager to please.
Cairn Terriers are devoted pets. But while lovable and fun, they are not the cuddly types. Cairns love to run, explore and dig.
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