Malamutes love their human or canine pack. This characteristic helps sled dogs. Built to work, these powerful canines need continuous training and exercise.
These under-25-pound dogs have low-maintenance "tuxedo" coats. Boston Terriers adapt well to apartment life, although they like walks and play with the kids.
Golden Retrievers are another all-American favourite family dog. Quick learners, they need lots of running, swimming, fetching, and playing. In return, they'll provide joyous companionship and silliness.
A faithful bulldog may suit individuals with a more relaxed lifestyle. These stately dogs enjoy napping after walks.
Pugs eat and sleep like people. You have to control their diet (no table scraps!) and activity levels, but they are the perfect couch companion.
Beagles need company; long days alone won't do. If they find a tempting smell, the hounds can become daring escape artists.
The Brussels Griffon, a petite AKC breed, can't withstand roughhousing.
Bichons "think of strangers as pals they haven't met yet," according to the AKC.
Cocker Spaniels have the nicest ears and prettiest countenance of any sporting dog.