A workaholic, this breed is the world's premier sheep herder, prized for its intelligence, extraordinary instinct, and working ability.
Exceptionally smart and active. Bred to retrieve things from the water. The miniature variety may have been used for truffle hunting.
The world's leading police, guard, and military dog -- and a loving family companion and herder.
Intelligent and eager to please. Bred as a hunting companion; ideal as a guide and as assistance with search-and-rescue operations.
Known for its stamina and speed. Bred to be a guardian and in demand as a police and war dog.
The "Sheltie" is essentially a miniature working Collie. A rough-coated, longhaired working breed that is keenly intelligent. Excels in herding.
An ideal sporting and family dog. Gentle and intelligent.
A happy, alert breed that isn't shy or aggressive. Known as Dwarf Spaniels in the 16th and 17th centuries, they reach 8-11 inches high.
Robust and powerful, the breed is happiest with a job. Suitable as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, obedience competitor, and devoted companion.