These spaniels weigh more than their American counterparts, yet their cheerful demeanor charm families just as well. When outside, they're joyful.
According to the American Kennel Club, whippets are the quickest animal of their size, reaching 35 mph. Two all-out sprints will exhaust them for the afternoon.
Min Pins, fearless and playful, need more exercise than their 10-pound frames suggest. Expect some vocal qualities too.
African hunters praised Basenjis for their intelligence and independence. In particular, the "barkless dog" makes a strange chortle instead of a "woof."
Beagles are enthusiastic, smart, lively, loyal, and sociable. Their strong sense of smell may make walks entertaining as they follow every smell.
Lucky and joyful, border terriers are hardy, industrious dogs. Owners must be careful because they automatically chase and hunt animals (and cars).
Boston terriers are kind and good with kids, but they're not feisty. They're smart and handsome and adore attention.
These toy dogs are attentive, interested, and devoted. They also have smooth-coated "brabancons."
Happy, go-lucky dogs often work for themselves. Feisty with other dogs and cats, they don't get along. Supervision may be needed with young children.
These sweet creatures belonged to King Charles I and Charlotte York of Sex and the City.
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