Affenpinscher Size: Tiny Coat: Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Afghan Hound Size: Large. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Airedale Terrier Size: Medium. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Akita Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Low intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Somewhat affectionate. Quite independent. Quiet. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Alaskan Malamute Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Somewhat affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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American Eskimo Dog-Toy Size: Tiny. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets well. Somewhat wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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American Eskimo-Miniature Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets well. Somewhat wary of strangers. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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American Eskimo-Standard Size: Small. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets well. Somewhat wary of strangers. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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American Foxhound Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Relatively unaffectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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American Staffordshire Terrier Size: Small. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Quiet. Good as a guard dog. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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American Water Spaniel Size: Small. Coat length: Medium. Coat: Soft. Curly/Corded. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Anatolian Shepherd Dog Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets well. Wary of strangers. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Australian Cattle Dog Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Australian Shepherd Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Australian Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Moderately intelligent. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very Good with kids of all ages.. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Very long estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Basenji Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Relatively unaffectionate. Quite independent. Quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Basset Hound Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Beagle Size: Small. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Bearded Collie Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Beauceron Size: Enormous. Coat: Short. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Very dependent. Very vocal. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Bedlington Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Curly/Corded. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Very long estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Belgian Malinois Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Belgian Sheepdog Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Belgian Tervuren Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Bernese Mountain Dog Size: Large. Coat: Silky. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Comparatively, a very short estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Bichon Frise Size: Tiny. Miniature. Coat: Silky. Curly/Corded. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Very low activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Black and Tan Coonhound Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Black Russian Terrier Size: Large. Very large. Enormous. Coat: Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Bloodhound Size: Very large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Bred as a game hunting companion. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Somewhat affectionate. Quite independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Bluetick Coonhound Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Very high intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Border Collie Size: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Very dependent. Vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Border Terrier Size: Medium. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Borzoi Size: Large. Very large. Coat: Soft. Wavy/Wiry. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Boston Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Very independent. Fairly quiet. Very long estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Bouvier des Flandres Size: Very large. Coat: Bristly. Curly/Corded. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Boxer Size: Large. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Not especially intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Boykin Spaniel Size: Small. Coat: Soft. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Briard Size: Large. Very large. Coat: Bristly. Curly/Corded. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Brittany Spaniel Size: Small. Coat: Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Brussels Griffon Size: Tiny. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Low intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite independent. Fairly vocal. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Bull Terrier Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Lowest intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Bulldog Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Lowest intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Very vocal. Good as a guard dog. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Bullmastiff Size: Enormous. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Lowest intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very independent. Very quiet. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Cairn Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Canaan Dog Size: Medium. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Cane Corso Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets well. Very wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Very vocal. Good as a guard dog. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living. Mila photo courtesy Molly. More breed information
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Cesky Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Silky. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Chihuahua Size: Pocket. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Very long estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Chinese Crested Size: Tiny. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Slightly lower than average activity level. Low intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Chinese Shar-Pei Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Relatively unaffectionate. Quite independent. Very quiet. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Chow Chow Size: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Lowest intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Relatively unaffectionate. Very independent. Very quiet. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Long estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Clumber Spaniel Size: Large. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids three and under. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Cocker Spaniel Size: Miniature. Small. Coat: Soft. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Collie Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Very high intelligence. 1 Somewhat wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Long estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Curly-Coated Retriever Size: Large. Very large. Coat: Silky. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Dachshund Size: Miniature. Small. Coat: Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Dachshund, Toy Size: Tiny. Coat: Soft. Coat length: Short. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Dachshund, Mini Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Coat length: Short. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids three and under. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Dalmatian Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Doberman Pinscher Size: Large. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Very high intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Dogue de Bordeaux Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Quiet. Good as a guard dog. Long estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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English Cocker Spaniel Size: Small. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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English Foxhound Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Fairly quiet. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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English Setter Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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English Springer Spaniel Size: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Very high intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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English Toy Spaniel Size: Tiny. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Entlebucher Mountain Dog Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers well. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Field Spaniel Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Finnish Spitz Size: Small. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Flat-Coated Retriever Size: Large. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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French Bulldog Size: Miniature. Small. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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German Pinscher Size: Small. Coat length: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers very well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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German Shepherd Dog Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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German Shorthaired Pointer Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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German Wirehaired Pointer Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Giant Schnauzer Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Glen of Imaal Terrier Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Golden Retriever Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Very high intelligence. 1 Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Gordon Setter Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Great Dane Size: Enormous. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Quiet. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Great Pyrenees Size: Very large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Size: Enormous. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Greyhound Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Quiet. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Harrier Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Havanese Size: Tiny. Coat: Straight. Curly/Corded. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Ibizan Hound Size: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Icelandic Sheepdog Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. Coat length: Short. Coat length: Medium. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Comparatively, a very short estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Irish Red and White Setter Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Silky. Wavy/Wiry. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Irish Setter Size: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Irish Terrier Size: Small. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Irish Water Spaniel Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Curly/Corded. Coat length: Short. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Irish Wolfhound Size: Enormous. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Comparatively, a very short estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Italian Greyhound Size: Tiny. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Slightly lower than average activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Japanese Chin Size: Tiny. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Wary of strangers. Somewhat affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly quiet. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Keeshond Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Soft. Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Kerry Blue Terrier Size: Small. Coat: Soft. Silky. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Slightly lower than average activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Komondor Size: Very large. Coat: Soft. Curly/Corded. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Kuvasz Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Quite independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Labrador Retriever Size: Large. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Very high intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Lakeland Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Likes to swim. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Leonberger Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Very heavy shedding. High activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly quiet. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Lhasa Apso Size: Miniature. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Lowchen Size: Tiny. Miniature. Coat: Soft. Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Unlikely to drool. Light shedding. Very low activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Maltese Size: Tiny. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Very low activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Very long estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Manchester Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Very light shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Manchester Terrier-Toy Size: Tiny. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Very light shedding. Very low activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Mastiff Size: Enormous. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Very good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Miniature Bull Terrier Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. High activity level. Not especially intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Miniature Pinscher Size: Tiny. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Very long estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Miniature Schnauzer Size: Tiny. Miniature. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Short. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Slightly lower than average activity level. Very high intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Very independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Mixed Breed, Mongrel, Mutt They come in all shapes and sizes. Their personalities, activity and intelligence levels vary. Studies show that "Heinz 57" dogs on average are both healthier and longer-lived than purebreds. Researchers found that cross-bred dogs were superior mothers compared to purebred mothers, producing more milk and giving better care. These advantages led to a decreased mortality in the offspring of cross-bred dogs. Source: Wikipedia.org Mongrels are much less expensive, contact your local animal shelter for availability. More breed information
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Neapolitan Mastiff Size: Enormous. Coat: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Quiet. Good as a guard dog. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Newfoundland Size: Enormous. Coat: Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Likes to swim. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Norfolk Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: High-maintenance. Likely to drool. Little to no shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Very independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Norwegian Buhund Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Norwegian Elkhound Size: Medium. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Norwegian Lundehund Size: Miniature. Coat: Bristly. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Heavy shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Lowest intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Norwich Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Size: Small. Coat length: Medium. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Medium. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Heavy shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Old English Sheepdog Size: Large. Coat: Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. May drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Lowest intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Otterhound Size: Enormous. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Papillon Size: Tiny. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Very high intelligence. 1 Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Parson Russell Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Pekingese Size: Tiny. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Quiet. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Size: Small. Coat length: Medium. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Low intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Pharaoh Hound Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Plott Hound Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Pointer Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Polish Lowland Sheepdog Size: Small. Coat length: Medium. Coat: Soft. Wavy/Wiry. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Very light shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Moderately intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Pomeranian Size: Pocket. Tiny. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Long estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Poodle (miniature) Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Slightly lower than average activity level. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Poodle (standard) Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. High activity level. Likes to swim. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Poodle (toy) Size: Tiny. Coat: Soft. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Very low activity level. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids three and under. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Portuguese Water Dog Size: Medium. Coat: Soft. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Pug Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Very low activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Puli Size: Small. Coat: Curly/Corded. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Pyrenean Shepherd Size: Miniature. Small. Coat: Medium. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Very high intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Redbone Coonhound Size: Large. Coat: Short. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Rhodesian Ridgeback Size: Large. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Rottweiler Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Very high intelligence. Among the more difficult to train. Wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Saint Bernard Size: Enormous. Coat: Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Saluki Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Quiet. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Samoyed Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Schipperke Size: Tiny. Miniature. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Very high intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Scottish Deerhound Size: Large. Very large. Enormous. Coat: Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Bred as a game hunting companion. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Comparatively, a short estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Scottish Terrier Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Sealyham Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Wavy/Wiry. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids of all ages.. Somewhat affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Shetland Sheepdog Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Shiba Inu Size: Miniature. Small. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Relatively unaffectionate. Very independent. Quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Shih Tzu Size: Tiny. Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Lowest intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Very long estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Siberian Husky Size: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A very popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Silky Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Skye Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Smooth Fox Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Very Good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Size: Small. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Slightly lower than average activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Spinone Italiano Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. High activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Quite independent. Very vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Size: Small. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Not especially intelligent. Among the more difficult to train. Very wary of other pets. Very wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Quiet. Good watchdog potential. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Standard Schnauzer Size: Small. Coat length: Medium. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Short. Grooming: High-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Sussex Spaniel Size: Small. Coat length: Medium. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Very independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Swedish Vallhund Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Highly intelligent. 1 Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Very vocal. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Tibetan Mastiff Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Likely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Very high intelligence. 1 Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Very affectionate. Quite independent. Fairly vocal. Good as a guard dog. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Tibetan Spaniel Size: Tiny. Miniature. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Tibetan Terrier Size: Miniature. Small. Coat: Silky. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Low intelligence. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets very well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Toy Fox Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers well. Rather affectionate. Very dependent. Vocal. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Treeing Walker Coonhound Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Tolerates other pets well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Rather affectionate. Quite dependent. Vocal. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Vizsla Size: Medium. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Weimaraner Size: Medium. Large. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Highly intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. Silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Good choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Welsh Springer Spaniel Size: Medium. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Wary of strangers. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Welsh Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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West Highland White Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Soft. Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very low activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Listed in CDC and/or other reports as an aggressive breed prone to biting. Very long estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Whippet Size: Miniature. Small. Coat: Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly quiet. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Not an ideal choice for choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Wire Fox Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Bristly. Wavy/Wiry. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Very good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Very long estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Excellent choice for apartment living. More breed information
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Size: Medium. Coat: Straight. Wavy/Wiry. Curly/Corded. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Bred to hunt game birds. Not especially intelligent. Somewhat easier than average to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Somewhat wary of strangers. Very good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Xoloitzcuintli Size: Tiny. Miniature. Coat: Soft. Straight. Coat length: Hairless or nearly so. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Little to no shedding. Reportedly tolerated by allergy sufferers. Very high activity level. Moderately intelligent. Somewhat harder than average to train. Wary of other pets. Wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Very vocal. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Very poorly suited for apartment living. More breed information
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Yorkshire Terrier Size: Tiny. Coat: Silky. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: High-maintenance. May drool. Little to no shedding. Very low activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers fairly well. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat apartment living. More breed information
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