Dogs are the most popular pet in America, with 69 million homes keeping them. The best buddy of man.
Chow chow is in AKC Non-Sporting Group with a serious appearance, deep-set eyes, and unique tongue.
Shar-peis have wrinkled skin, need early training, are intelligent but stubborn, and prone to health issues.
This noble race was once reserved for royalty. The Scottish deerhound is huge even among short-lived large dog breeds.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is strong, descended from war dogs, AKC-recognized in 1995, needs exercise, dislikes heat.
Bulldog is popular in the US, resembles Churchill, friendly, mild-mannered, despite its name.
The Danish mastiff is the Broholmer. European couple imported the first Broholmer to the US in 2009.
Flat-coated retriever is a recognized AKC breed from Britain, known for its shiny coat and long head.
The Saint Bernard is a big, docile "nanny dog," famous for rescue work and named after a monk.
Bernese mountain dog from Switzerland was bred for farm work with its powerful build and strength.