The only real dogs are big dogs. Maybe only a large dog might have made the incredible journey from Scotland to Yorkshire Lassie undertook in “Lassie Come Home.” The original Lassie movie wasn’t only the best Lassie film, but among the greatest children’s movies ever made. It starred a very young Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowall. The loyal and determined Lassie was played by a Rough Collie called Pal. If you are contemplating buying or adopting a huge dog, it’s necessary to research the different dog breeds beforehand. Each dog breed has distinct characteristics and only the ideal ones will be the ideal fit for your family and home.
Labrador Retriever- These excellent family and athletic dogs could be yellow, chocolate or black in color. Labs are intelligent, versatile and friendly puppies. They are good around kids and other dogs. Their coat isn’t long, but it’s a double coat so that they require regular grooming.
German Shepherd- The famous Rin Tin Tin was rescued from WWI France and brought to the US where he starred in several films. Today this breed is often employed as police, shield and service dogs, though they may also be loyal family dogs. These dogs are big and powerful and possess a herding instinct, so good training is essential. This exceptionally trainable and trusted strain requires regular grooming and exercise.
Collie- Rough Collies and Smooth Collies are considered varieties of the same breed in the US and Canada, while in the UK they are considered separate breeds. Other breeds of collie include the moderate sized Border Collie, and the Bearded Collie (15th breed below). Today, Rough and Smooth Collies are primarily household and show dogs, unlike their herding ancestors. With training, they can be great with kids and other pets. These gentle and intelligent dogs need regular exercise and grooming. The Smooth Collie really requires more grooming even though it’s shorter hair.
Golden Retriever- Like Labs, Goldens are great family dogs, hunting retrievers, and versatile service dogs. Goldens have longer hair, having a gorgeous double coat that can be various shades of gold. They need more regular grooming. Highly intelligent, friendly and gentle, this breed is an ideal family pet. These dogs are extremely good with children and other dogs and pets. This is an active breed that enjoys companionship and regular exercise. Having a yard is preferable.
Rottweiler- When you hear a ‘ruff’ or ‘bark’ from behind you, be certain it is not a Rottweiler; this strain is only capable of saying ‘woof.’ The thick Rottweiler is not the largest breed, but it may be the most powerful. These puppies are versatile working dogs and excellent guard dogs. However, this breed has a far calmer demeanor than the Doberman Pinscher. Rottweilers can be family dogs, but decent training is essential. These protective dogs need regular exercise, but grooming requirements are minimal.
Doberman Pinscher- Much like the Rottweiler, the Doberman usually has a black coat with tan markings. Dobermans are also excellent guard dogs. The muscular Doberman is smaller than the Rottweiler, but is quicker and more active. Doberman Pinschers are a really aggressive breed, so being experienced at managing dogs is quite important when getting one. They are not good around small children and other pets. They’re an active breed requiring regular exercise and have a high capacity for training. Grooming requirements are minimal.
Boxer- The square-faced Boxer is a solid service and working dog. These dogs are loyal companions and protective, making them good guard dogs. With training, they are great around kids and other pets. They enjoy companionship and regular exercise. Only minimal grooming is necessary. Like all of the previous strains, using a fenced yard would be preferable. A flat is possible with daily walks or outside exercise.
Saint Bernard- The famous rescue dog of the Swiss Alps, the St. Bernard is among the biggest breeds by weight. These big dogs are smart, loyal and protective, making great family dogs. They are great around children and other pets. Putting up with some drool and routine grooming are downsides. St. Bernards should not be placed in hot climates.
Siberian Husky- Siberians are the most popular breed of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. These dogs are great around children and large dogs, but not around smaller pets. Siberians need to be in a cool climate and can tolerate extremely cold temperatures. These dogs require regular grooming and exercise. They are not apartment dogs.
Excellent Dane- The gentle giant is one of the world’s greatest dogs and the world record for puppy height belongs to a Great Dane named Gibson. These dogs are often guard dogs, but also make good family pets. With training, these amiable dogs are great around children and other dogs. Grooming requirements are minimal.
German Shorthaired Pointer- This intelligent and lively breed has a coating of liver (brown), or liver and white. They are great for an active family and perform well around children. With training, Orlando FL Wildlife Removal they can get along with other dogs. This isn’t an apartment dog.
Greyhound- The distinctively shaped Greyhound is the world’s fastest dog breed. These dogs can have coats of just about any color. They’re versatile hunting dogs which produce good family pets. With training, they do well around kids and other dogs. Smaller pets are a bad idea and a fenced yard is a necessity. Greyhounds need regular exercise, but only minimal grooming.
Mastiff- One of the greatest dog breeds in the world is the Mastiff. There are many types of Mastiff such as the English Mastiff, Bullmastiff and Tibetan Mastiff. This loyal and protective breed is often used as a guard dog. Despite their massive look these dogs are known to be gentle family companions. They aren’t recommended around small children and other pets. Regular exercise is a fantastic idea, while only minimal grooming is essential.
The English and Irish Setters were bird dogs that developed into pointers. The Gordon Setter can be used as a private bird dog. The setters require a whole lot of exercise and attention. They need regular grooming and using a yard is advised.
Bearded Collie- This long haired, shaggy dog is almost a medium sized dog. This herding breed is associated with the Old English Sheepdog. These active and lively dogs make excellent family pets. They are good around children and other pets. These dogs need regular exercise and grooming. A yard is recommended.
Old English Sheepdog- Their hair has a tendency to cover their eyes. This shaggy dog is larger than the Bearded Collie. These jolly dogs make wonderful family pets. They are affectionate and good around children. They may also be a bit clumsy and might try to herd things. They require regular grooming and exercise as they will shed during the warmer months.
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