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I can see why people love this "little lion." It's small, cute, playful—oh, and the breed is more than 1,000 years old.
If you need a little bit of balance in your life, then this calm, cool, and collected dog is for you.
You've probably been pronouncing this ancient breed name wrong the whole time: It's "sheed zoo." Who would've thought?
One of the friendliest, yet stubborn dogs you'll come across. They're great with people, and dogs but happen to be a challenge to train, according to
While housebreaking tends to be challenging for these pups, they're bred to be great companions, Mental Flossreports.
These dogs are known for being obedient and friendly.
Huskies are full of personality, but not too stubborn or independent.
A protective watchdog with the size to back it up.
This dog is truly as gentle as it looks and makes for a great family dog.
It is believed that this affectionate dog originated from Malta, hence the name.
Small but mighty are these dogs. They probably don't even realize how tiny they are, because no dog is too big to intimidate this little one.
Looking for a family dog? This pet is known to do well with tiny tots, because of its calm and patent nature, according to Hills.
This breed makes a great pet if you're looking for a guard dog and are experienced with training dogs, because they need guidance from the very beginning, according to Hills.
Rotweilers tend to be "leaners," meaning they lean on you to show affection.
They will do their best to please you and all they ask for in return is a trip to the dog park, because they love to be active, according to Hills.
This breed does best when it's kept busy, or has some sort of responsibility.
Much bigger than a lap dog, but you're still going to want to cozy up to this sweet-natured pup.
St. Bernards are social dogs that love to please.
Just look at that little face!
Great for apartment living because of their petite stature.
A family favorite, this breed does well in apartments if given the right amount of exercise, according to Hills.
As great as this dog is, it's definitely not for first-time dog owners. Rottweilers need a lot of socialization.
English Springer Spaniel
Never a dull moment with this breed due to their very energetic and lively nature, according to Hills.
Best known as "wiener dogs," these adorable pets make loyal companions.
As adorable as this breed may be, they love to keep to themselves. Socializing does not come easy for this breed and is something that needs to be taught early on, according to Hills.
You've probably seen this dog in a ton of cop movies, or in real life helping officers uphold the law.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Another "big" dog in a small body. Corgis are known for their strong nature and intelligence, according to Hills.
"Shelties" like to be kept busy, and aren't too fond of strangers.
How could you not want a golden retriever after seeing this picture?
Everything you want in a family dog: playful, affectionate, and gentle.
Beware—this little cutie tends to bark a lot, according to Hills.
This is a great little dog to have around if you're feeling a little lonely in the Big Apple.
These dogs are some of the nicest—very rarely will you find a snippy shih tzu.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This breed loves attention and affection, so make sure you have time to shower them with love. They're also great with children, according to Hills.
A great dog to have with you, no matter what state you live in—as long as you have the space.
This may be the most laidback breed you'll ever come across.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Would you believe this breed was made for cattle driving? Pretty cool, huh?
Rottweilers are moderate droolers and barkers, and they're not as likely to dig holes in your yard as other breeds.
Portuguese Water Dog
This dog loves water—it was actually intended to herd fish, according to Hills.
I don't know about you, but most people tend to love boxers because of their squishy faces. And who can blame them?
This adorable dog may not look fast, but it is. So think twice before letting it off the leash, according to Hills.
This breed is very sensitive to the cold, so it makes sense it thrives in the South.
These miniature pups make great lap dogs.
Make sure your yard has a tall fence, because this breed is great at jumping, according to Hills.
Bernese Mountain Dog
As active as this dog may look, this breed tends to be pretty mellow.
Akitas can weigh anywhere from 70 to 130 pounds when they're full-grown.
When it's cold outside, huskies will wrap their tails around their faces to help keep their noses warm, Mental Floss reports.
Fun Fact: They can weigh up to a whopping 95 pounds, according to Hills.
A Bichon's a great dog if you live alone and are in need of a little company.
Fun fact: Many rottweilers don't reach their full adult size until two or three years old, which is later than many other breeds.
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