Labrador Retriever: Popular, friendly, patient, trainable; versatile - hunting, showing, dock diving, tracking, obedience; friendly and outgoing; very active; good with children; supervision with other dogs; sheds regularly; weekly grooming.
Bulldog: Wrinkly and loyal; great with kids; adaptable to city or country; calm, courageous, friendly; dignified yet amusing; not very active, but regular walks needed.
Golden Retrievers: Versatile, intelligent, agreeable; originated for wild-fowling; successful and popular in all competitions; intelligent, friendly, devoted; very active, requires daily exercise.
Beagle: Origin uncertain; compact, easy-care coat; intelligent; excellent family dog; merry, friendly, curious; very active, needs plenty of exercise.
Pug: "Multum in parvo" - a lot of dog in a small space; no coddling needed; wins hearts of all, especially children; aims to please; adaptable to any home; even-tempered, charming, mischievous, loving; somewhat active, regular exercise required.
Irish Setter: Popular since 18th century; outgoing, trainable; great for active families; high-energy, loves outdoors; outgoing, sweet-natured, active, trainable; very active, needs space and exercise.
Brussels Griffon: Hearty, intelligent, active; thrives on interaction, activity, mental stimulation; good for apartments with exercise; somewhat active, loves play and walks; supervision with children, other dogs.
Newfoundland: Intelligent, loyal, sweet; helpful and responsible; excellent family dogs; sweet, patient, devoted; somewhat active, needs room to romp.
French Bulldog: Popular among city dwellers; easygoing, adaptable; great for new families; playful, smart, irresistible; not very active, brisk walks for exercise.
Collie: Legendary herders; strong, loyal, affectionate, responsive, fast; best for active families; graceful, devoted, proud; very active, needs daily exercise, chill at home otherwise.