Australian shepherds, one of the smartest breeds, need regular mental and physical exercise.
Golden retrievers are calm, lively, friendly, and easy to teach, making them ideal family pets.
Malamutes, like Siberian Huskies, pull large sleds across frigid tundras and followed early Antarctic adventurers.
Bulldogs love kids and have mellowed out. Instead of bulls, they now chew toys.
Dobermans protect homes and protect police and military units worldwide without training.
Great Danes are gentle and protective, especially with children.
They're not suggested for most families because they bond intimately with only a few people.
Akitas, one of the larger dog breeds at 130 lbs, can be aggressive with unfamiliar dogs.
These canines are strong, independent, and suitable for older children.
Their boundless energy can generate high-strung or aggressive behavior.