The Black Russian Terrier (BRT), a robust and intelligent breed, was developed in secret near Moscow for border control and prison camp duties.
The Doberman Pinscher, originating from Germany, excels in protection and police work. Their intelligence and physique make them ideal for K-9 duty, therapy, service, and search and rescue.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, descended from war dogs, is a versatile and dependable breed. They excel as herders, drafters, and pasture
The Rottweiler, descended from ancient Rome's herding dogs, has a versatile history. They excelled in protecting and moving herds, and now thrive in police work, guiding the blind, and search-and-rescue operations.
The Saint Bernard, famous and beloved, is a powerful yet kind breed. Used by hospice monks since 1050, they rescue travelers in snowy passes. These dogs also guard, herd, and draft in Alpine farms.
The Samoyed, with a sweet smile, is powerful and tireless. Developed for the Samoyede people in Siberia, they endure extreme cold and excel at herding and hauling.
Graceful and mischievous, Siberian Huskies are sled dogs that excel in sub-zero temperatures. In 1925, they made headlines for a 658-mile run to deliver lifesaving serum to combat a diphtheria epidemic.
Centuries ago, Standard Schnauzers were versatile helpers, adept at ratting, herding, guarding, and hunting on farms and homesteads.
Ancient and mysterious, the Tibetan Mastiff is the ultimate guard dog, revered as the guardian of the Himalayas and possibly the blueprint for all modern mastiffs.