This medium-sized breed is a favourite of many dog lovers thanks to their family-friendly disposition, trusting nature and high level of intelligence. Their remarkable ability to seek and detect has made them the dog of choice for the visually impaired, hunters and various branches of the military.
German Shepherds: Intelligent, loyal, and protective dogs with a strong work ethic. Ideal as guard dogs due to their keen senses and protective nature.
Golden Retrievers: Friendly, smart, and versatile work dogs. Popular as guide dogs and great companions for families with children due to their loyalty and playful nature.
Beagles: Cute, compact hunting dogs with excellent scent abilities. Friendly and sociable, but not suited for guard duties.
Generally obedient and laid-back, one of the Bulldog’s most attractive qualities is the lack of space and strenuous exercise they require. Docile and friendly, Bulldogs are ideal for those with small homes and yards.
Yorkshire Terrier: Tiny, hypoallergenic-like coat, active and trainable. Can be rambunctious and loud at times.
Known for extreme loyalty and a playful yet protective demeanour, Boxers are intelligent dogs, though stubborn and not always the easiest to train. The breed’s name is said to have been based on their inclination to stand on their hind legs and “box” with their paws.
Emotional intimacy is vital for passionate love. Sharing intense dreams and fears, being vulnerable, and connecting on a deep level strengthens the relationship.
Originally bred to herd livestock, the Rottweiler’s reputation as an aggressive guard dog often overshadows their good natured, family-friendly demeanour.
Despite their diminutive frame, Dachshunds were originally bred as hunting dogs, and often used to track and retrieve small burrowing animals