Bloodhound: Search and rescue expert. Originated in France/Belgium. Droopy ears, wrinkled face. Used by law enforcement. Challenging but rewarding as a family pet. Drooling and skin care required.
English Bulldog: Muscular, flat-faced breed. Historically used in bull-baiting. Saved from extinction in the 1800s. Friendly but prone to health issues. Short lifespan.
Pug: Wrinkly toy breed. Originally companions of Chinese royalty. Calm, affectionate, easy-to-train. Low maintenance pet.
Bullmastiff: Gamekeeper's Night Dog. Protection breed from England. Large size, strong. Early training and socialization essential.
French Bulldog: Surging in popularity. Linked to English Bulldog. Great companion dogs. Friendly with family and strangers. Low exercise needs.
Basset Hound: Short-legged hunting dogs. Used for badger hunting. Relaxed temperament. Friendly with humans and dogs. Drooling. Good companion and watchdogs.
Chow Chow: Protective breed with blue-black tongue. Asian origin. Strong, muscular, scowling appearance. Firm temperament.
Dogue de Bordeaux: Large, powerful French mastiff. Devoted and loyal. Originates from Bordeaux. Popularized by movie "Turner & Hooch."
Pekingese: Toy breed with royal origins. Loyal and vocal. Requires grooming. Good companion and watchdog.
Chinese Shar Pei: Wrinkled face, related to Chow Chow. Almost faced extinction. Suspicious of strangers, loyal to family. Needs socialization and training.