Australian shepherds, one of the smartest breeds, need mental stimulation and daily exercise.
Golden retrievers are calm, lively, friendly, and easy to teach, making them ideal family pets.
Bulldogs love kids and have mellowed out. Instead of bulls, they now chew toys.
Dobermans patrol homes and protect police and military units worldwide without training.
They're not suggested for most families because they're territorial and aggressive and bond with only a few people.
They're calm, ready to please, and less territorial than other breeds because they were designed to hunt ducks and be fisherman's partners.
Akitas, one of the largest dog breeds at 130 pounds, can be aggressive with unfamiliar dogs.
Boxers were originally bull-baiting or butchering dogs. These canines are strong, independent and suitable for older children.
Siberian Huskies are generally amicable with strangers and other canines. They're energetic.
German shepherds became family pets. They're popular police and military dogs.