Few dogs are as energetic and enthusiastic as the Irish Setter. He throws himself wholeheartedly into whatever he does, whether work or play.
There is no question that the Great Pyrenees is an excellent pet and therapy dog. If given his choice, however, he would prefer to live outdoors and protect his territory.
The Golden Retriever’s biddable nature makes him a versatile dog. He is first and foremost the perfect pet.
Despite its many ups and downs, the German Shepherd Dog has consistently remained one of the most popular dogs in the world.
Not only is the English Shepherd an excellent watchdog and guardian of livestock, he can herd just about anything.
Despite years of breeding for conformation, the herding instinct still lies dormant in some Collies.
The Bouvier des Flandres is best known for herding cattle, but he is quite suitable for working sheep and poultry.
The Border Collie is the 38th most popular dog according to AKC registration statistics, and it can be found working on many farms and ranches all across the country.
In 1953, the Beagle reached the top of AKC registration statistics, a position it held for six years. Even today, the Beagle is still the 5th most popular dog in America.
The Australian Shepherd is a favorite on many ranches, but is also a popular pet.