The Vizsla has a long history and originates from Hungary. Known for their pointing and retrieving skills, they were prized and versatile hunters. Now they are popular as loving, beautiful, active companions. Although they are lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive, they are also fearless and possess a well-developed protective instinct. Athletes of many talents, Vizslas excel at various sports and activities. They are ideal jogging or biking companions.
Doberman Pinschers originated in Germany during the late 19th century, mostly bred as guard dogs. They’re highly energetic and smart dogs who perform well in police and military work, canine sports, and as family guardians and devoted companions. While not usually outwardly aggressive, they do require proper socialization, training and daily exercise to teach them appropriate interaction behaviors.
The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region, for herding livestock, especially sheep. Considered highly intelligent, extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic. Having a job to perform, like agility—or herding or obedience work—is key to Border happiness. Amiable among friends, they may be reserved with strangers.
The origins of this breed can be traced back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia. Dalmatians were originally bred to guard horses and coaches. Reserved and dignified,they can be aloof with strangers and are dependable watchdogs. They are strong, active athletes —a wonderful partner for runners and hikers.
Siberian Huskies originated in Northeast Asia where they are bred for sled-pulling, and companionship. They are intelligent but somewhat independent and stubborn. They thrive on human company, but need firm, gentle training right from puppy hood. These are dogs bred to run, and will roam if given the chance. They need ample daily exercise, either in the form of a long jog, hike or a long run off-leash in a safe and enclosed area. They also love to pull and tend to enjoy cold weather.