Their extraordinary sense of smell, combined with their short legs and long bodies, made these hounds the ideal burrowing-animal exterminators.
German shorthaired pointers were originally bred in Germany in the late 1800s to perform a number of hunting-related tasks instinctively.
Rottweilers were originally bred in Germany to drive livestock to butchers and pull meat-laden carts.
Their noses have approximately 220 million scent receptors, which is significantly larger than the 5 million scent receptors found in human noses.
Originally bred to fight bulls for fun, this breed has found a home in homes where they can be couch potatoes and a continual source of family entertainment.
Due to their success in show contests and fastidious grooming, poodles have acquired a regal aura, despite their origins as duck retrievers in Germany.
These dogs are affectionate and susceptible to separation anxiety if they are left alone for extended periods of time.
Due to their friendly nature, Golden Retrievers are among the least effective guard dogs available.
French bulldogs are distinguished by their prominent bat ears, but there is much more to this breed than their petite bulldog-like face.
Labrador retrievers originated in Newfoundland, where they were developed to assist hunters in retrieving waterfowl and fisherman in pulling nets.