The Azawakh is known for its glossy coat and athletic structure. These dogs are usually thin and do not tend to become overweight. On average, the Azawakh lives between 10 to 15 years, so if you do decide to adopt one of these, be prepared to enjoy your four-legged companion for at least a decade. This beautiful dog comes in all different shades of brown and can reach 25 kg.
Now, if you don’t have a lot of experience with dogs in general, we would not recommend the Azawakh being your first one. It is more suited for those who have some kind of background when it comes to having dogs, as it requires a little more training time than the average family dog.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guard dog whose astounding appearance has intimidated intruders since the days of ancient Rome and it doesn't take more than a single glance to see why.
Wary with strangers, the profusely wrinkled Mastiff is sweet, placid, and steady among loved ones but may be difficult to control if they become territorial. These majestic guardians of startling appearance are massive, powerful dogs.
Dutch Sheperd Dog
Do you have livestock in need of herding? If the answer is yes then you should definitely consider one of these dogs. If the answer is no then you might want to look for a different breed. The Dutch Shepherd is a lively, athletic, alert, and intelligent breed, and has retained its herding instinct for which it was originally developed.
Having an independent nature, it can be slightly obstinate and have a mind of its own. They do need plenty of exercise, both mentally and physically, to keep from becoming bored and destructive.
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
If you are into medium-sized dogs that don't become enormous beasts, maybe the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is the right breed for you. Its name is longer than its tail. The Fauve de Bretagne is a very active and cheerful dog that could work perfectly if you have a home full of small children.
We are not sure who will get tired first, the kids or the dog, however, no matter what you decide, make sure you have a big enough garden. With all its energy and temper, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne needs plenty of space to run around in.
The Barbet is a beautiful dog with a relatively thick coat, so if you live in a very hot place, this would not be our first choice. It is known as a French water dog and is considered to be a rare breed, so if you happen to come across one, take it home.
Although they don't look like the cleanest or tidiest dog around due to their shaggy natural curls, the Barbet is a happy and cheerful pet, excellent with children, and very loyal to its owners. It is one of those dogs that will follow you into any room you go into and remain by your side. So, if you are up for a shaggy lump of hair following you around, consider the Barbet as your next family pet.