1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 9–10 inches for females; 10–11 inches for males Weight: 12–15 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Coton de Tulear is a small, long-coated dog known for being clownish and having a happy disposition. Coton means “cotton” in French and is used to describe the breed’s fluffy and long top coat.
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 23–27.5 inches Weight: 80–100 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–15 years (the majority live 8–10 years due to the high rate of cancer affecting this breed) The Bernese mountain dog (a.k.a. Berners) is the only Swiss mountain dog to have a long coat. The large, strong dog has medium-sized ears in a triangular shape,
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 23–27 inches Weight: 45–80 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Gordon setter is the heaviest of the 3 setter breeds. Sturdy and muscular, this gun dog has great strength and stamina. The oval eyes are dark brown, and the long ears hang close to the head. The tail is feathered longer at
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: Males: 29 inches; females: 27 inches Weight: Males: 110–150 pounds; females: 80–120 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–15 years (depending on the dog’s working life) Anatolian shepherd dogs are large, rugged and powerful working dogs. They have a superior ability to defend livestock and strong protection instincts. The V-shaped ears are triangular and