Medium-sized sighthounds, like the whippet, hunt quickly and visually. Whippets prefer short sprints with plenty of respite. Off-leash your whippet in a safe area.

Tibetan Spaniel

Pekingese, Lhasa Apso, and pug are related to Tibetan spaniel. Tibbies were monasteries' watchdogs. At home and on hikes, the Tibetan spaniel is gentle and curious.


Chinese emperors once cherished Pekingese lap dogs. Long coats cover their tiny legs. Pekes aren't built for swimming. Back injury and heat must be avoided.

Bichon Frise

Bichon frises are energetic and spirited; this breed was created to be a companion, thus a Bichon wants nothing more than to be with its favourite human.

Clumber Spaniel

Clumber spaniels are huge and laid-back. The Clumber is a flushing spaniel that scares birds out of hiding. Clumbers hunt all day, yet they're silent at home.

Basset Hound

Basset Hound, short-legged, long-backed. Breed hunted rabbits and deer. Hunters followed Basset Hound packs. Basset Hounds stroll daily.


Greyhounds may be couch potatoes when they're not chasing and sprinting in a fenced area. The greyhound's short, smooth coat is easy to care for.


Giant but easygoing, Newfoundlands need only daily walks for exercise. This breed was intended to help Canadian fishermen lift nets and rescue swimmers.

Great Pyrenees

This breed needs daily walks. The thick, white coat sheds and the breed drools, so it's not a suitable pick for a neat-freak. Hot places require caution.

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