Aussies are uncannily smart and independent, with strong herding instincts that means they'll want to stick close to you. Loyal and devoted to their owners, these dogs are wary of strangers.
Good-natured and easygoing, a basset hound has a great sense of humor and a couch-potato sensibility. They're stubborn and can be on the lazy side, sometimes making them challenging to train.
If you've got an active family, this might be the dog for you. High marks in smarts, companionship and hunting ability make GSPs one of the most popular dogs in the country.
The same goes for the English version. The beefier pups won't pipe up too often since they're perfectly content to keep snoozing on the sofa. Good luck getting them to rouse themselves for, well, just about any reason!
Both Timmy and Lassie can attest to the devoted nature of Collies. These active yet affectionate herders can follow commands quickly and accurately,
It's no wonder that Labradors remain the most popular breed in the U.S.; these pooches are intelligent, friendly and loyal.
While we often think of poodles for their showstopping appearance, these pooches are more than meets the eye. They're known for their superior intelligence, so start thinking up fun tricks to teach them.
Given their legendary loyalty, Airedale Terriers are extremely trustworthy with children.
Boxers are fun-loving canines that also make great watch dogs, protecting your home from strangers. To keep up with their exuberant nature, they need plenty of exercise each day.