Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs (or Swissies) are large working dogs that are said to have been developed in the Swiss Alps by crossing mastiff-type dogs and Alpine mountain dogs. Like their cousin, the Rottweiler, they were employed as herders and protectors of livestock, as well as “pulling dogs” that hauled carts to and from markets.
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Rottweilers are loyal, hard working, courageous dogs. And while some may find them intimidating, they’re actually among the sweetest, most loving family companions in dogdom. Do they shed lots? Rotties have a dense, medium-length double coat that sheds moderately throughout most of the year, but you may notice an increase in shedding during spring and
Boxers are smart, athletic, loyal dogs and are among the most popular breeds in America. According to the American Kennel Club, over the years they’ve been used as police dogs, war dogs, watchdogs and even guide dogs. They do shed though. Boxers have short, single coats that shed a moderate to high amount throughout most
Giant Schnauzers are large working dogs that were originally developed to drive cattle to and from markets for farmers. Today, they are used as police dogs and are often described as “gentle giants” and loyal guardians by their humans. They don’t shed much either. Giant Schnauzers have a dense, wiry double coat that doesn’t shed
Portuguese Water Dogs are medium sized working dogs that were developed to help fisherman in Portugal in the 1930s. They excelled at tasks such as herding fish into nets, retrieving lost fishing equipment and sending messages between ships, and from ship to shore. These days, they’re best known as affectionate, trainable and eager to please
Samoyeds are large working dogs that were bred to hunt, herd and guard reindeer, as well as sled heavy loads across frozen Arctic expanses, for the Samoyede people of Siberia. They’re also incredibly cute! With fluffy white coats, dark almond shaped eyes, and a heart warming smile to boot, it’s hard not to fall completely