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Australian_Cattle_Dog_Dog Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is a tireless breed. Both physically and mentally strong, they need endless jobs to do or else they become jittery. A great work dog.
Border_Collie_Dog.jpg Border Collie

The Border Collie is one of the most intelligent of the dog breeds. They are also brimming with energy, and needs lots of challenging tasks to keep them occupied.
Brittany_Dog Brittany 

The Brittany is a very social, affectionate breed of canine. An intelligent breed, the Brittany is easy to train and is generally well behaved.


The Beauceron is an incredibely intelligent canine - a quick learner with great instincts. They can be overly controlling, though, so early training is necessary.

Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog for the last 10 years, according to the AKC (American Kennel Club).


The Whippet is a great family dog, being highly affectionate and gentle with children. They are an indoor dog, although they certainly enjoy playing outside.

Alaskan_Malamute_Dog Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is an independent, powerful, and fun loving breed. Bred to pull sleds, they enjoy daily physical exercize.
Basenji_Dog Basenji

The Basenji is on the reserved side for a smaller breed, but stuill needs plenty of physical exertion. They are unique in that they can't bark - more of a howl or fox bark.
Black_And_Tan_Coonhound_dog.jpg Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhounds is mellow indoors, but once released outside can become unruly, with its natural hunter instincts.
Borzoi_Dog Borzoi

The Borzoi breed epitomizes elegance, being a mild-mannered, quiet dog - at least indoors. When released outside, they will run hard and chase any critter that moves.


The Saluki is a quick, gentle canine. It is a generally timid breed, shying away from rough play and conflict.


Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a fantastic watchdog and protector. If trained well as a puppy, they can grow to become great family dogs.

Brittany_Dog Brittany 

The Brittany is a very social, affectionate breed of canine. An intelligent breed, the Brittany is easy to train and is generally well behaved.
American_Water_Spaniel_Dog.jpg American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel is a versatile breed that enjoys the outdoors - hunting and retrieving - as well as relaxing when indoors.

Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is a gentle breed who loves to please. Although they don't require a lot of exercise, they do enjoy the occasional sprint through a field.

Curly-Coated_Retriever_Dog.jpg Curly-Coated Retriever 

The Curly Coated Retriever loves to - surpise! - retriever things, espescially in the water. They love the outdoors but are tame once indoors, provided they have enough exercize.
Chesapeake_Bay_Retriever_Dog Chesapeake Bay Retriever 

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever's instincts as a hunting partner make this dog an energetic breed outdoors, but tends to relax indoors. The most protective of any retriever, this breed can be a very useful dog.
Flat-Coated%20Retriever_dog.jpg Flat-Coated Retriever 

The Flat-Coated Retriever is an extremley loving and intelligent breed. With lots of exercize, they are calm and amiable indoors.
German_Wirehaired_Pointer_Dog German Wirehaired Pointer

The German Wirehaired Pointer has plenty of energy to expend. Great as a hunting dog, it also has a fairly mild temperament that suits itself well to being a housedog.
Golden_Retriever_Dog Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the most rounded family dogs. It is very gentle, freindly, and intelligent, making it ideal for any family with a yard.