Bloodhound: renowned search and rescue dog. Originated in France/Belgium, introduced in England and US. Law enforcement favorite, drooling and skin care required.
English Bulldog: muscular, flat-faced breed. Originated in 17th century for bull-baiting. Now friendly but prone to health issues. Short lifespan.
Pug: distinctive, wrinkly toy breed. Royal Chinese companions. Calm, affectionate, easy-to-train. Low maintenance pet.
Bullmastiff: 18th-century protection dog. Used by gamekeepers against poaching. Large size requires early training and socialization.
French Bulldog: Popular worldwide. Linked to English Bulldog. Great companion, minimal exercise, excellent indoor pet.
Basset Hound: Short-legged hunting dog. Friendly temperament. Drools like Bloodhound. Companion and watchdog potential.
Chow Chow: Protective, ancient breed with blue-black tongue. Muscular and scowling appearance.
Dogue de Bordeaux: Powerful French mastiff breed. Devoted, up to 110 lbs. Originated in Bordeaux. Gained fame in Turner & Hooch movie.
Pekingese: Royal toy breed, loyal and vocal. Requires grooming. Good companion and watchdog. Up to 14 lbs.
Chinese Shar Pei: Wrinkly face, Spitz relation. Nearly extinct in 1970s. Suspicious of strangers, loyal to family. Socialization and training needed.