Known for extreme loyalty and a playful yet protective demeanour, Boxers are intelligent dogs, though stubborn and not always the easiest to train. The breed’s name is said to have been based on their inclination to stand on their hind legs and “box” with their paws.
Bred in medium, miniature and toy sizes, the poodle is an active, intelligent dog with a penchant for mischief. Their knack for rambunctious play is no doubt reflected in their name, as the word poodle roughly translates to the German word pudle, meaning “to splash about.”
Originally bred to herd livestock, the Rottweiler’s reputation as an aggressive guard dog often overshadows their good natured, family-friendly demeanour.