Rottweilers are strong, loyal, and protective. German Rottweilers were bred to pull carts and drive cattle. Black coats and tan markings distinguish these medium-to-large canines.
The German Doberman Pinscher, or Doberman, is sleek and powerful. Louis Dobermann, a tax collector, bred these dogs for protection and affection. Dobermans are robust and have short black, blue, fawn, or red coats.
The Chow Chow is an old Chinese breed. Chow Chows have thick double coats, either smooth or rough, and blue-black tongues, giving them a lion-like appearance. Medium-sized canines with strong bodies and confident, independent personalities.
The Japanese Akita is a huge, powerful dog. Strong loyalty, courage, and dignity are their hallmarks. The thick double coat, prominent ears, and curled tail distinguish Akitas.
The American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and American Staffordshire Terrier are all descendants of the Pit Bull Terrier. Strength and determination characterize these dogs. Muscular and athletic, Pit Bulls have short, multicolored coats.
Pit Bull Terrier
German Boxers are medium to huge. Their powerful frame, square head, and expressive face are famous. Boxers have short, fawn or brindle coats. Dogs are smart, lively, and energetic.
One of the most famous dog breeds is the German Shepherd. Originally developed to herd sheep in Germany, German Shepherds currently work in police, military, search and rescue, and as service dogs. Large, agile dogs with dense double coats and well-muscled bodies.
Dalmatians are known for their characteristic black or liver spots on white coats. Dalmatians, medium-sized dogs from Croatia, are slim and strong. Their endurance, agility, and friendliness are well-known.