greyhounds are slim and athletic with long legs and a short, aerodynamic coat. However, they were bred for sprinting, not endurance; greyhounds sleep around 18 hours a day.
Westies are more than 300 years old as a breed and have become increasingly popular in the United States. Now the 42nd most popular breed overall, they rank only behind Yorkies
Boxers are well celebrated by the AKC and have won Best in Show at Westminster four times: in 1947, 1949, 1951, and 1970. Training can pay off, but trainers need to be patient and consistent—this intelligent breed invents their own form of obedience.
Great Danes are docile and great for families, as long as they're trained early. The tallest dog ever recorded was a Great Dane named Zeus, who was 44 inches tall—nearly 4 feet—from paw to shoulder.
Alaskan malamutes were originally bred to be sled dogs. They are pack animals that require their owners to establish themselves as head of the household through early training.
Whippets were originally bred to hunt rabbits and other small animals. Today, whippets are skilled with agility-based tasks—they also make great therapy dogs.
Wire fox terriers (or "wires") have a history in British fox hunts: This dog's job was to scare foxes out of their shelters so that hounds and hunters could chase them out in the open.