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Tibetan Mastiff

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tibetan mastiff
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A large, intimidating dog who takes his job of guardian seriously, the Tibetan Mastiff also has a soft and companionable side. His strength and fearlessness are tempered with loyalty and devotion. He is extremely protective of those he loves and needs an experienced owner who understands how to train and socialize him properly. He is tuned in to the emotions and feelings of his family. The Tibetan Mastiff is playful and cuddly as a puppy and will benefit from lots of interaction with family members and participation in family activities.

Standard Schnauzer

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standard schnauzer
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This spirited, loyal and intelligent companion is robust and sturdy but not overwhelmingly large. He is mischievous and delights in performing tricks for an appreciative audience. He often favors one person but readily accepts all members of his human family as part of his inner circle. He loves children and will protect his family with his own life if necessary. The Schnauzer is an even-tempered, friendly and dependable member of the family.

Siberian Husky

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siberian husky
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The Sibe is fun loving, friendly, gentle, alert and outgoing. He has a delightful and affectionate temperament and is not usually possessive, territorial or suspicious of strangers. Siberians possess a stately beauty, smiling good humor and unparalleled work ethic. They have a great love for their family - they are not one-person dogs.

Samoyed

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samoyed

Samoyeds are playful and need lots of exercise. They love the cold outdoors. These dogs look and act happy - their black lips curve upwards so they look like they're smiling. They're very good with children, strangers and other pets. You might have a hard time housebreaking a Samoyed; however, and they're notorious chewers.

Samoyeds are working dogs. In general, working dogs pull sleds and carts, guard homes and serve in the military. Because these dogs intelligent and capable of learning almost anything, they make excellent companions.

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The Samoyed is exceptionally friendly, easygoing, and affectionate. Gentle and trusting, this people-oriented dog was bred to work in a team, so he is very social and thrives in a family environment. This intelligent, dignified dog also has a playful side and can even turn mischievous when the mood strikes. According to some aficionados, the Sammy "displays affection to all mankind."

Rottweiler

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rottweiler
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The Rottweiler is a sturdy, strong, dependable, self-assured and intelligent dog. He tends to be aloof with strangers and has a natural guarding instinct and an inherent desire to protect home and family. With his loved ones, he is a mellow and loving animal who can be extremely playful and even silly. He is happiest in the company of those he loves, and he needs this companionship and lots of socialization to bring out his finest qualities. He has been a service dog to sectors as diverse as the military and the infirm because of his intelligence, patience, and discretion.

Saint Bernard

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saint bernard
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Saint Bernards ("Saints") have fantastic temperaments - they are friendly, patient, loyal, eager to please, tolerant and intelligent. Their look, carriage and whole being is one of self-confidence. They are very reliable and can be trusted in almost any circumstance. Some Saints may be aloof with strangers, but most are warm and outgoing.

Portuguese Water Dog

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portuguese water dog

Portuguese Water Dogs are energetic, lively canines that adjust well to almost any lifestyle. They need physical exercise and they love to swim. They're usually friendly with strangers and good with other animals. They're notorious chewers, though - hide your shoes!

Portuguese Water Dogs are working dogs. In general, working dogs pull sleds and carts, guard homes and serve in the military. Because these dogs are intelligent and capable of learning almost anything, they make excellent companions.

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Bred to be of service, the Portuguese Water Dog is an extremely intelligent and robust animal. He will fearlessly dive into icy water to retrieve a net or round up fish, and he won't stop working until the job is completed. This independent thinker is capable of handling himself in tough situations and is tuned in to what's required of him. The PWD is levelheaded yet lively, sensible yet fun-loving. He makes a great watchdog, too, as he takes an interest in the well-being of the family to whom he is devoted.

Newfoundland

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newfoundland
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The Newfoundland has long been considered the gentlest of giants -- a large, furry pillow upon which generations of young and old have rested their heads. More than that, he is a noble, honest and hard-working dog whose purpose is service. Newfs have a natural guarding instinct coupled with a mild disposition. They can be very sensitive but never cowardly. They have a joy for life that carries through to their senior years.

Neapolitan Mastiff

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neapolitan mastiff
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With his huge head and muscular body, the Neapolitan Mastiff can look quite frightening. Looks can be deceptive, however, and although the Neo is capable of fearless protection, he is also capable of bottomless affection and care. Behind his imposing exterior is a smart and sensitive dog who easily discerns a real threat and is calm and steady in the face of all but the most pressing need to defend himself or his charges.

Mastiff

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mastiff
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Despite his giant size and forbidding appearance, the Mastiff is a good family companion. Loyal and brave, he makes an exceptional watchdog and protector. He is self-confident, patient, steady and docile. He rarely barks but will certainly let those by whom he feels threatened know that he is not to be pushed.
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