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Leonberger drawing by Dog Breeds List


If you’ve ever wanted a pet lion, then the Leonberger is about as close as you can get.

(At least in looks.)

But in temperament, this pup is anything but ferocious. In fact, the Leonberger is a sensitive dog breed that becomes distressed when…

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German Shepherd Dog drawing by Dog Breeds List

German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog (GSD): #1 choice for military & law enforcement.

#2 most popular AKC breed.

But…#7 breed most found in rescue shelters.

Here’s why.

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Giant Schnauzer drawing by Dog Breeds List

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is a true beauty.

With his imposing size and handsome expression, you can’t help but get caught up in those dark, wise eyes.

There’s no doubt he makes a fantastic companion and family member, but I would recommend doing your research before deciding to make this dog a part of your home.

Here’s why…

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Bullmastiff drawing by Dog Breeds List


Bullmastiffs are just what they sound like: a cross between a Bulldog and a Mastiff.

But rest assured…this dog may look big and powerful, but he was never bred to actually kill anyone. 🙂

No but really. This pup makes an excellent companion. He just needs a few things as a pup to start him off on the right paw…

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Cane Corso drawing by Dog Breeds List

Cane Corso

The Cane Corso boasts a wide spectrum of traits:

He’s submissive, easily trained, & can make a great family dog. But he’s also protective, strong-willed, & can be aggressive.

You’re probably wondering how all these opposing traits can be crammed together into one dog breed.

And the answer lies mostly with…

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Doberman Pinscher drawing by Dog Breeds List

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers have a bad rap as being aggressive.

In fact, that’s typically the first trait people list when asked to describe the breed.

And if you were to encounter a Doberman in the 1880’s, then terrifying and threatening would be…

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Dogue de Bordeaux drawing by Dog Breeds List

Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux: the “Hooch” dog! …or was he Turner?

Anyway, if you’re into Ancient Roman times and history, then you’ll probably find the Dogue de Bordeaux to be quite fascinating.

Even if you’re not, they’re still quite fascinating, because…

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Afghan Hound drawing by Dog Breeds List

Afghan Hound

This ancient breed may not be as fast as the Greyhound, but he sure comes close.

The Afghan Hound can reach a whopping 40 miles per hour–about as fast as a racehorse!

But speed isn’t all he has…

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Akita drawing by Dog Breeds List


Have you heard of Akita loyalty?

If you’ve ever seen Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, then you’ve witnessed true Akita loyalty.

The movie tells the story of Hachiko, a dog that waited at…

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Alaskan Malamute drawing by Dog Breeds List

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute (not to be confused with the Siberian Husky) is bigger and built for endurance.

Still, like his cousin, he was built to work, so make sure you do this one thing before bringing a Malamute pup home.

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