Boxers are excellent watch and guard dogs. They need a lot of human interaction. Agile, athletic, strong. Some are hyperactive. They can be escape artists. It is postulated that the name Boxer came from the way the Boxer likes to use his front paws in a cat-like manner for just about everything. Boxers have very low threshold for heat and they snore due to their short muzzle.
Loving to his family but reserved with strangers. The Shar-Pei is generally not fond of water and often tries to avoid it. Has low tolerance to heat.
A few individuals can be protective. Some can be very unpredictable and snappish or shy, but that is not the normal temperament for Cocker Spaniel; early socialisation is required to stem out a tendency for shyness. Quiet in the house. Some can be barkers.
Extremely intelligent, active and agile. Rough Collies make good watchdogs. Some smooth coats can be very protective, others not at all. Some are barkers. Some individuals are shy, high-strung, or obstinate. The Rough Collie is not tolerant to extreme heat but can handle harsh weather with ease.
A good watchdog. Needs a lot of attention from his family, but not particularly playful. This heavy-coated, compact breed cannot handle heat. Due to shortened muzzle, may snore.
Calmer and more laid-back than many other terriers. Quiet in the house. Good watchdog, but not protective. Not reliable off leash.
Powerful, large, graceful. Ferociously protective. Territorial. A superb watchdog that barks only when he suspects something is really wrong. Usually quiet in the house. Akitas can withstand bitter cold, but has a very low heat tolerance. Needs a high fenced-in yard. Should be owned only by a very experienced person. Definitely not for first-time dog owners.
Playful but can be nippy, a quality needed to herd cattle. Happiest when working or training. It needs action in its life and will do best with a job. Strong independent character means he is best with experienced owners.
Aristocratic. Rather slow. Moderate energy level. Very low watchdog or protection ability or interest (not a barker). The Clumber Spaniel has good memory, and is willing to please. However, they can become a little wilful with passive owners. Possesses an acute sense of smell, probably the best of all sporting dogs. Clumber Spaniels like to chew.