Temperament: Bright, loyal, athletic Height: 21-22 inches Weight: 40-45 pounds Longevity: 10-17 years
What about border collies? It's justifiable. Border collies were never intended to be house dogs because of their constant activity and work ethic.
Impulse shoppers quickly realize they're in over their heads after falling in love with a collie's lush fur and energetic attitude. Border collies are very obedient when trained.
Temperament: Affectionate, intelligent, athletic Height: 15-20 inches Weight: 31-49 pounds Longevity: 12-14 years
Spanish water dogs are affable family dogs despite their shaggy appearance. This breed is fiercely protective as herders and hunters.
Spanish water dogs are rather agile for their size and can be trained to perform tricks. If their energy and drive aren't used, Spanish water dogs can be destructive.
Temperament: Patient, dignified, loyal Height: 32-35 inches Weight: 115-180 pounds Longevity: 6-10 years
Originally, the Irish wolfhound was used to remove warriors from their horses during battle. They hunted huge, dangerous game.
The tallest dog breed, Irish wolfhounds, are gentle giants. Because of their size, they require plenty of time outside as well as a high fence to discourage them from chasing the neighbor's cat.