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American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier, or Pittie, wants to love and to be loved. Despite the initial “too cool for school” aura, just take one look at their soulful brown eyes and cute jowl face and it will become clear they are anything but. With proper socialization and training, they’re as much a sweet member of the family as a courageous protector.
Intelligent, affectionate, and incredibly cute, the Bichon Frise could easily be mistaken for a child’s toy. This happy-go-lucky breed originated in the Mediterranean islands, which could be why they’re so easygoing and fun-loving. Bichons are the perfect family pet, especially if you live in a city apartment.
Fun-loving, smart and energetic, the Dalmatian is the most easily recognized dog on the planet owing to its uniquely spotted coat. The breed, commonly referred to as Dals, stars in movies like Disney’s ‘101 Dalmatians’ and possesses an outstanding job description, including being a coach dog and family dog.
Compact, chic, and totally captivating with their bat ears and enchanted look, it’s no wonder the Frenchie is a favorite of dog lovers the world over. This French charmer will instantly make you the center of their world and make you laugh without demanding too much in the way of exercise.
There is so much to love about the Golden Retriever. These beautiful Scottish gundogs are powerful yet always retain a puppyish look. They’re a perennially popular breed among American dog owners thanks to their happy disposition and strong sense of devotion. One look into those kind, soulful, and loving eyes, and you’ll be smitten!
The Great Dane is often called the “Apollo of dogs,” after the Greek god of the sun, which is the brightest fixture in the sky. Great Danes are gentle giants whose imposing appearance contradicts their sweet, friendly, loving nature. They are known for craving physical affection from their owners, nudging them with their big heads to be petted. Some even think they are lapdogs!
The Labrador Retriever, or Lab, is probably the most easily recognizable of any dog breed, consistently topping popular dog lists along with its close cousin, the Golden Retriever. Their friendly outgoing nature comes with a healthy dose of high spirits, a lovable face, and a constantly wagging tail.
Standing about 30 inches at the shoulder with a weight of up to 150 pounds, meet the heavyweight nanny dog- Newfoundland or, if you like, Newfie. While arguments on the pronunciation of the dog’s name might be contested, the breed’s reputation as a good-tempered giant dog is indisputable.
Want proof that good things come in small packages? Look no further than the Pomeranian. Pomeranians are among the most popular Toy Group dog breeds, thanks in no small part to their tendency to show loads of affection. Despite their compact size, this breed displays high degrees of loyalty and even some guard-dog qualities.
There’s an idiom that says, “big things come in small packages,” and nothing is more accurate regarding Pugs. In fact, the Pug’s motto is ‘multum in parvo,’ a Latin phrase for a lot in a little. Once the playful companion of Chinese emperors and later the mascot of Holland’s royal House of Orange, the small but solid Pug is adored by millions worldwide.