Malamutes, distinct from Huskies, are a unique breed known for their affection, loyalty, playfulness, and size reaching up to 85 pounds, according to the American Kennel Club.
Dog Time notes this smart and active medium-sized breed is always ready to be on the go with you.
Often called the 'barkless dog,' these small, graceful dogs are recognized for their defined faces and almost human-like emotional expressions.
Pet Finder highlights this high-energy breed requiring regular mental and physical stimulation. Daily jogs or vigorous play are essential, offering the reward of an extremely loyal and protective dog.
Hill's notes that these pint-sized Chihuahuas are ideal for apartment living, weighing as little as two pounds. Despite being lap dogs, they enjoy staying active and keeping themselves occupied.
Both Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgis, with their adorably pointy ears, are herding dogs cherished for their affectionate nature. They eagerly join you for long walks or hikes.
German Shepherds, known for their iconic pointy ears, are strong, athletic, and intelligent working dogs.
Papillons, named for their butterfly-like ears, are extremely loving, Vet Street notes. They need ample exercise but can be somewhat yappy.
Rat Terriers, although larger than rats, typically weigh around 25 pounds. They were bred for rat-killing purposes, explaining their name.