English bred the French Bulldog. They were popularised in France by English lacemakers. The French Bulldog, originally a miniature bulldog, is now a companion pet, though it once hunted rats.
The Cane Corso is a large, fierce working dog that thrives on having a purpose in life. They are a noble and shrewd breed. The Romans were the first to use this breed.
Pomeranians have electrocuted-looking hairy coats. The 7-pound, 7-inch dogs are toys. A puffy coat isn't random. By their attitude, you can tell these pups are sled dog descendants.
Mr. America The Boston Terrier was a combat breed. Boston Terriers are friendly yet can be stubborn. They wear a black overcoat and white vest, yet their bug eyes and attractive smiles win over fans.
Beautiful coats help Shih Tzus win best-in-show. These royal pooches are great for city or apartment life. Shih Tzus have been called lion dogs for a long time, although they're only vicious when playing with toys.
Miniature Schnauzers are wizard-like. They have 15-year lifespans and are more popular than their larger counterparts. Independent, hardy, and fearless, but not aggressive, these dogs were bred for ratting and farm work.
This Scottish terrier mix has served in search-and-rescue operations, military roles, and on hunting expeditions. Golden Retrievers are highly trainable and enthusiastic about their work.
The Doberman is a huge dog with a powerful build and a broad, deep chest. It's hardly surprising that these dogs are so athletic, swift, strong, and nimble.