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Border Collie Border Collies are considered by many to be one of the most intelligent breeds.  They're renowned for being easily trainable, highly obedient, and one of the more high maintenance breeds.  They love to work, however become easily frustrated when they aren't kept occupied and entertained.  These dogs are best suited for owners who have the time and energy to dedicate socializing and stimulating their collies. IBIZAN HOUND You might recognize the Ibizan hound from pictures in ancient Egyptian paintings and sculptures.  They have affectionate, playful natures and are excellent companions for owners who enjoy highly active dogs.  One distinguishing factor about these dogs is their incredible agility. They've been known to jump clear over fences, and can easily hop on top counter tops and other kitchen surfaces for self-serve snacks. IRISH SETTER Irish setters are the perfect family dog for the right home.  They're fun loving and affectionate, and great with both children and other animals.  They require a fair amount of exercise, and a strong willed owner to keep them in line due to their frequent bursts of energy.  Owners should be fair but firm in as setters have a reputation for being particularly difficult to train.  Positive reinforcement and patience will go a long way in ensuring a happy relationship. JACK RUSSELL TERRIER In spite of their small frame, Jack Russel Terriers are known for their courage and tenacity.  They make excellent watchdogs (for their size) and require only moderate exercise.  Owners should prepare themselves for a highly active dog (one that will chase just about anything that moves) that needs socialization with people and other animals from a young age.  Jack Russel’s are excellent apartment dogs, require light maintenance, and make great companions. KEESHOND One of the most majestic of the spitz family, Keeshonds are happy, friendly dogs who adore people - particularly children.  They make great watchdogs, but poor guard dogs (as can be expected due to their size).  They require moderate exercise and can adapt to their environment, as long as they get adequate attention from their owners. LABRADOR RETRIEVER The most popular breed on earth, Labrador Retrievers are easily trained, well tempered and great with people and animals.  They're powerful, energetic dogs who love to play and are incredibly intelligent.  Labs love to please their owners and will learn quickly through positive reinforcement and repetitive training.  They also adapt well to a variety of living conditions, as long as they receive adequate exercise. LHASA APSO Lhasa Apso’s were developed as companion breeds, and love human company.  They become very attached to their owners and stay attuned to their moods and feelings.  Owners must pay close attention to their coats, as Lhasas require substantial grooming. LOWCHEN Lowchens are great companion breeds who love affection, need company, and absolutely hate being left alone.  Lowchens make great family dogs, and are great with children. They're also very attached to their owners and are fantastic pets for the elderly or those living alone. MALTESE Maltese are generally sweet natured, playful and responsive to their owners moods.  They're very intelligent and benefit well from structured training and frequent attention from their owners.  Maltese do best with owners who are willing to invest time and energy training them and grooming them regularly. MASTIFF Mastiff can best be referred to as gentle giants. In spite of their massive size, they tend to be relatively quiet and non destructive (at least not intentionally).  They're not aggressive, do well with children and when socialized well, also perform great with other dogs.  They also have relatively low exercise needs, and are often happy leading a somewhat sedentary lifestyle. MINIATURE SCHNAUZER Small but sturdy, these schnauzers make excellent family dogs.  They're intelligent, active and repay the attention they require with affection and loyalty.  They're known as a vocal breed, however are very responsive to training from a firm owner.  Their exercise needs very and they are quite adaptable to their owners. NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF Neapolitans were bred as guard dogs and perform this duty with impeccable efficiency.  They're strong and frightening to intruders, however also devoted to their owners, calm and not normally aggressive (unless provoked).  Neapolitans require a moderate amount of exercise and an owner with the patience to train them. NEWFOUNDLAND Newfoundlands have a reputation for being loyal companions who are intelligent, reliable, and trustworthy with children.  They love water and often serve as water and rescue dogs.  They're not a breed one should take on lightly and require an attentive owner. NORFOLK / NORWICH TERRIER Norfolk and Norwich terriers are closely related - their primary differences being physical characteristics with their ears, these breeds are friendly, outgoing and have lovable dispositions.  They require  a moderate amount of exercise and coat care, however provide companionship, company and entertainment for the entire family. NORWEGIAN ELK HOUND Elk hounds are active, energetic and strong willed dogs, with a strong hunting drive.  They're friendly and people oriented, which makes them great companions for adults and older children, however they like to make their own decisions.  They are loyal and affectionate and are very protective - particularly of children. OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG First made famous by the hit movie "The Shaggy Dog" Old English sheepdogs are lovable, good natured, playful dogs.  They require a lot of physical and mental exercise - not to mention hours of grooming, however their personalities make it more than worth it.  These breeds do best with active owners who enjoy regular outdoor activities such as hiking, backpack- packing, etc. PIT BULL (AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE) TERRIER Pit bulls (American Staffordshire) are wonderful dogs if raised by the right owners.  They're intelligent, good humored, and have a strong desire to please.  They make great companions and are protective of their owners.  Their fighting ancestry make them strong willed, powerful and potentially aggressive if not properly socialized.  POMERANIAN Though small in size, Pomeranian dogs have larger than life personalities and are incredibly active, inquisitive and extroverted.  They're intensely protective and loyal toward their owners and require frequent grooming.  They require minimal exercise and make great apartment pets. POODLE Poodles are smart, friendly, easy to train and loyal companions. They have a great deal of energy and enjoy the company of other dogs.  As one way expect, they require above average grooming maintenance to ensure they don't develop matts or other skin disorders, and require a moderate level of exercise. PUG Pugs are curious, friendly and low maintenance, requiring very little exercise and grooming. These social dogs love other animals, people and even children.  They make great pets for any environment and are happy in homes that are active so they receive attention.  Pugs are a fantastic low maintenance companion breed. RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK Originally developed to track lions, these fearless animals are incredibly protective of their owners, and have strong guardian instincts.  They're agile, powerful and have a great deal of stamina, and would do well in a home where they receive a fair amount of exercise.  They require early socialization with both people and animals to ensure openness with others to help counteract their strong guard instincts. ROTTWEILER Rottweilers are powerful, imposing dogs that are naturally protective of their owners.  While they were bred as working dogs, they have brains as well as brawn and can be trained very well by the right owner.  They have served as police and military dogs and known to be sensible and calm if trained correctly.  Owners must be prepared for an independent thinker, and be ready to offer both physical and mental exercise regularly. SAINT BERNARD These giant dogs are devoted companions, good natured and love children. They're also highly protective of their owners and do well with other animals. The biggest challenge with these dogs is often their sheer size makes it difficult for them to comfortably fit into most homes.  They require moderate amounts of exercise and grooming and make fantastic pets for those with large enough homes to keep them. SAMOYED Samoyed’s are incredibly friendly, well tempered, beautiful dogs.  They have an abundance of energy, and if not regularly exercised can become destructive and noisy.  They make fantastic pets for energetic owners who enjoy the outdoors and are willing to dedicate time to proper grooming. SCHIPPERKE Schipperke dogs are incredibly active, curious and always alert.  They're very people oriented and intensely devoted to their owners.  They also make great watchdogs and alert owners at the slightest sound of someone approaching.  Schipperke dogs are quick learners, however can be strong willed and require owners with the patience to properly train them. SHETLAND SHEEPDOG These beautiful dogs closely resemble rough collies, and share many virtues.  They're loyal, affectionate and responsive.  They have a sweet temperament and are easy to train.  They also require substantial exercise and require owners who are active. SHIH TZU Shih tzu dogs are extroverted dogs who are playful, sociable and very affectionate (without being too clingy). They're highly adaptable and great with other dogs, however are strong willed and require a firm owner who is willing to invest adequate training time. SIBERIAN HUSKY Huskies are beautiful, stylish animals who are athletic and need both mental and physical exercise.  They love to run and rarely get tired.  They do best in homes with very, very active owners who are willing to take their pet with them on outdoor adventures.  They're known as escapists outside so also require a secure yard to ensure they don't stray. TIBETAN TERRIER Often referred to as a miniature old English sheepdog, the Tibetan terrier has a personality all of its own.  They have outgoing, affectionate natures, that make them excellent family pets.  They're great with children and incredibly devoted to their owners. They also adapt to the lifestyle of their owners, and despite their lively personalities, have only moderate exercise needs. TOY POODLE While much smaller than the standard poodle, toy poodles share the same intelligence, energy and sense as their larger relatives.  They are lively, loving and extroverted and make great family pets. Also like their larger relatives, their coats require a significant amount of attention, and regular grooming is required. VIZSLA Vizsla dogs are working dogs, but their beauty and people oriented nature have made them increasingly popular over the years as a companion breed.  They're affectionate, outgoing and friendly, and do well in a family home that can offer a lot of exercise and socialization.  They do well with children and are eager to please their owners - which makes them fairly easy to train. WEIMARANER Weimaraner dogs are intelligent, energetic, devoted dogs.  They also have somewhat dominant personalities which requires they get extensive socialization, training and attention from a young age. These beautiful dogs are highly protective of their families, and as such require a dominant owner who is capable of firm and structured training. WELSH TERRIER Welsh terriers are naturally inquisitive, cheerful, and energetic. Another attractive quality to many is that they are less confrontational than some of the other terrier breeds, which makes them more sociable with other animals. They enjoy being involved as part of the family and require attention and exercise to ensure they stay out of trouble. WHIPPET Whippets make fantastic pets for owners who are looking for a quiet, affective home loving animal.  Whippets have a convenient size, easy care coat and are gentle, undemanding companions.  They require a moderate amount of exercise and are eager to please, which makes them quite easy to train through positive reinforcement.
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Border Collie Border Collies are considered by many to be one of the most intelligent breeds.  They're renowned for being easily trainable, highly obedient, and one of the more high maintenance breeds.  They love to work, however become easily frustrated when they aren't kept occupied and entertained.  These dogs are best suited for owners who have the time and energy to dedicate socializing and stimulating their collies. IBIZAN HOUND You might recognize the Ibizan hound from pictures in ancient Egyptian paintings and sculptures.  They have affectionate, playful natures and are excellent companions for owners who enjoy highly active dogs.  One distinguishing factor about these dogs is their incredible agility. They've been known to jump clear over fences, and can easily hop on top counter tops and other kitchen surfaces for self- serve snacks. IRISH SETTER Irish setters are the perfect family dog for the right home.  They're fun loving and affectionate, and great with both children and other animals.  They require a fair amount of exercise, and a strong willed owner to keep them in line due to their frequent bursts of energy.  Owners should be fair but firm in as setters have a reputation for being particularly difficult to train.  Positive reinforcement and patience will go a long way in ensuring a happy relationship. JACK RUSSELL TERRIER In spite of their small frame, Jack Russel Terriers are known for their courage and tenacity.  They make excellent watchdogs (for their size) and require only moderate exercise.  Owners should prepare themselves for a highly active dog (one that will chase just about anything that moves) that needs socialization with people and other animals from a young age.  Jack Russel’s are excellent apartment dogs, require light maintenance, and make great companions. KEESHOND One of the most majestic of the spitz family, Keeshonds are happy, friendly dogs who adore people - particularly children.  They make great watchdogs, but poor guard dogs (as can be expected due to their size).  They require moderate exercise and can adapt to their environment, as long as they get adequate attention from their owners. LABRADOR RETRIEVER The most popular breed on earth, Labrador Retrievers are easily trained, well tempered and great with people and animals.  They're powerful, energetic dogs who love to play and are incredibly intelligent.  Labs love to please their owners and will learn quickly through positive reinforcement and repetitive training.  They also adapt well to a variety of living conditions, as long as they receive adequate exercise. LHASA APSO Lhasa Apso’s were developed as companion breeds, and love human company.  They become very attached to their owners and stay attuned to their moods and feelings.  Owners must pay close attention to their coats, as Lhasas require substantial grooming. LOWCHEN Lowchens are great companion breeds who love affection, need company, and absolutely hate being left alone.  Lowchens make great family dogs, and are great with children. They're also very attached to their owners and are fantastic pets for the elderly or those living alone. MALTESE Maltese are generally sweet natured, playful and responsive to their owners moods.  They're very intelligent and benefit well from structured training and frequent attention from their owners.  Maltese do best with owners who are willing to invest time and energy training them and grooming them regularly. MASTIFF Mastiff can best be referred to as gentle giants. In spite of their massive size, they tend to be relatively quiet and non destructive (at least not intentionally).  They're not aggressive, do well with children and when socialized well, also perform great with other dogs.  They also have relatively low exercise needs, and are often happy leading a somewhat sedentary lifestyle. MINIATURE SCHNAUZER Small but sturdy, these schnauzers make excellent family dogs.  They're intelligent, active and repay the attention they require with affection and loyalty.  They're known as a vocal breed, however are very responsive to training from a firm owner.  Their exercise needs very and they are quite adaptable to their owners. NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF Neapolitans were bred as guard dogs and perform this duty with impeccable efficiency.  They're strong and frightening to intruders, however also devoted to their owners, calm and not normally aggressive (unless provoked).  Neapolitans require a moderate amount of exercise and an owner with the patience to train them. NEWFOUNDLAND Newfoundlands have a reputation for being loyal companions who are intelligent, reliable, and trustworthy with children.  They love water and often serve as water and rescue dogs.  They're not a breed one should take on lightly and require an attentive owner. NORFOLK / NORWICH TERRIER Norfolk and Norwich terriers are closely related - their primary differences being physical characteristics with their ears, these breeds are friendly, outgoing and have lovable dispositions.  They require  a moderate amount of exercise and coat care, however provide companionship, company and entertainment for the entire family. NORWEGIAN ELK HOUND Elk hounds are active, energetic and strong willed dogs, with a strong hunting drive.  They're friendly and people oriented, which makes them great companions for adults and older children, however they like to make their own decisions.  They are loyal and affectionate and are very protective - particularly of children. OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG First made famous by the hit movie "The Shaggy Dog" Old English sheepdogs are lovable, good natured, playful dogs.  They require a lot of physical and mental exercise - not to mention hours of grooming, however their personalities make it more than worth it.  These breeds do best with active owners who enjoy regular outdoor activities such as hiking, backpack-packing, etc. PIT BULL (AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE) TERRIER Pit bulls (American Staffordshire) are wonderful dogs if raised by the right owners.  They're intelligent, good humored, and have a strong desire to please.  They make great companions and are protective of their owners.  Their fighting ancestry make them strong willed, powerful and potentially aggressive if not properly socialized.  POMERANIAN Though small in size, Pomeranian dogs have larger than life personalities and are incredibly active, inquisitive and extroverted.  They're intensely protective and loyal toward their owners and require frequent grooming.  They require minimal exercise and make great apartment pets. POODLE Poodles are smart, friendly, easy to train and loyal companions. They have a great deal of energy and enjoy the company of other dogs.  As one way expect, they require above average grooming maintenance to ensure they don't develop matts or other skin disorders, and require a moderate level of exercise. PUG Pugs are curious, friendly and low maintenance, requiring very little exercise and grooming. These social dogs love other animals, people and even children.  They make great pets for any environment and are happy in homes that are active so they receive attention.  Pugs are a fantastic low maintenance companion breed. RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK Originally developed to track lions, these fearless animals are incredibly protective of their owners, and have strong guardian instincts.  They're agile, powerful and have a great deal of stamina, and would do well in a home where they receive a fair amount of exercise.  They require early socialization with both people and animals to ensure openness with others to help counteract their strong guard instincts. ROTTWEILER Rottweilers are powerful, imposing dogs that are naturally protective of their owners.  While they were bred as working dogs, they have brains as well as brawn and can be trained very well by the right owner.  They have served as police and military dogs and known to be sensible and calm if trained correctly.  Owners must be prepared for an independent thinker, and be ready to offer both physical and mental exercise regularly. SAINT BERNARD These giant dogs are devoted companions, good natured and love children. They're also highly protective of their owners and do well with other animals. The biggest challenge with these dogs is often their sheer size makes it difficult for them to comfortably fit into most homes.  They require moderate amounts of exercise and grooming and make fantastic pets for those with large enough homes to keep them. SAMOYED Samoyed’s are incredibly friendly, well tempered, beautiful dogs.  They have an abundance of energy, and if not regularly exercised can become destructive and noisy.  They make fantastic pets for energetic owners who enjoy the outdoors and are willing to dedicate time to proper grooming. SCHIPPERKE Schipperke dogs are incredibly active, curious and always alert.  They're very people oriented and intensely devoted to their owners.  They also make great watchdogs and alert owners at the slightest sound of someone approaching.  Schipperke dogs are quick learners, however can be strong willed and require owners with the patience to properly train them. SHETLAND SHEEPDOG These beautiful dogs closely resemble rough collies, and share many virtues.  They're loyal, affectionate and responsive.  They have a sweet temperament and are easy to train.  They also require substantial exercise and require owners who are active. SHIH TZU Shih tzu dogs are extroverted dogs who are playful, sociable and very affectionate (without being too clingy). They're highly adaptable and great with other dogs, however are strong willed and require a firm owner who is willing to invest adequate training time. SIBERIAN HUSKY Huskies are beautiful, stylish animals who are athletic and need both mental and physical exercise.  They love to run and rarely get tired.  They do best in homes with very, very active owners who are willing to take their pet with them on outdoor adventures.  They're known as escapists outside so also require a secure yard to ensure they don't stray. TIBETAN TERRIER Often referred to as a miniature old English sheepdog, the Tibetan terrier has a personality all of its own.  They have outgoing, affectionate natures, that make them excellent family pets.  They're great with children and incredibly devoted to their owners. They also adapt to the lifestyle of their owners, and despite their lively personalities, have only moderate exercise needs. TOY POODLE While much smaller than the standard poodle, toy poodles share the same intelligence, energy and sense as their larger relatives.  They are lively, loving and extroverted and make great family pets. Also like their larger relatives, their coats require a significant amount of attention, and regular grooming is required. VIZSLA Vizsla dogs are working dogs, but their beauty and people oriented nature have made them increasingly popular over the years as a companion breed.  They're affectionate, outgoing and friendly, and do well in a family home that can offer a lot of exercise and socialization.  They do well with children and are eager to please their owners - which makes them fairly easy to train. WEIMARANER Weimaraner dogs are intelligent, energetic, devoted dogs.  They also have somewhat dominant personalities which requires they get extensive socialization, training and attention from a young age. These beautiful dogs are highly protective of their families, and as such require a dominant owner who is capable of firm and structured training. WELSH TERRIER Welsh terriers are naturally inquisitive, cheerful, and energetic. Another attractive quality to many is that they are less confrontational than some of the other terrier breeds, which makes them more sociable with other animals. They enjoy being involved as part of the family and require attention and exercise to ensure they stay out of trouble. WHIPPET Whippets make fantastic pets for owners who are looking for a quiet, affective home loving animal.  Whippets have a convenient size, easy care coat and are gentle, undemanding companions.  They require a moderate amount of exercise and are eager to please, which makes them quite easy to train through positive reinforcement.
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