These dogs may be one of the largest dog breeds, but they're truly gentle giants with a sweet, calm and affectionate nature.
Among the rarest of dog breeds, Chinooks were first bred to be all-purpose sled dogs.
Despite their funny-sounding names, Hovawarts are highly intelligent, devoted canines that not only are outstanding family pets.
These super-athletic dogs are fun, loyal companions that are gentle and patient with all of their family members, even young ones.
Known for their famous "Sammy smile" due to their perpetually upturned mouths, Samoyeds are smart, fun-loving dogs who sport a stunning white coat.
As the largest terrier breed, Airedales convey the alert, fearless attitude of the group on a supersized scale.
Sweet and silly, these endearing hounds originated in the mountainous region of Afghanistan.
By nature, Malamutes are friendly toward humans. They need a pack leader to set the standard, so stick to a training regimen early on for a well-behaved family member.
People-oriented Am Staffs are both intelligent guardians and natural clowns. They can be a bit strong-headed and do best when they're made part of the family.
With a background in herding, Aussies live to work (or play) thanks to a tireless drive. They're keenly intelligent and loyal, making them extremely receptive to training.