Chow chows were historically used for everything from guarding palaces to herding cattle, despite their cutesy name.
Samoyeds, also known as Sammies, are hardy cold-weather dogs with thick white coats.
Border collies, formerly Scottish sheepherders, are smart and happy while they're working.
Aussies are great herders. The breed is popular with ranchers as a ranch dog.
Siberian huskies are loyal, gorgeous dogs with thick, multi-colored coats and piercing blue or multi-colored eyes.
Boxers are cute, smart, and silly. Boxers are more lovers than warriors, but they move with the grace of their namesakes.
Poodles are known for their class and refinement, yet their wacky sense of humour sometimes goes overlooked.
The bulldog is a popular medium-sized breed that isn't part of the sporting group.
Golden retrievers are wonderful family pets because of their high intellect and their relative ease of training.