These family-friendly cuties fit the snoozing stereotype, alright. Bulldogs love nothing more than a good nap, but don't let their sleepiness rub off on you.
They're best known for their alpine rescues, but these days you're a lot more likely to find Saint Bernards in the suburbs than the Swiss Alps.
Between their stubby legs, droopy ears and wrinkled brows, Basset Hounds have plenty of distinguishing characteristics. When they're not hunting, the skilled scent hounds still love to cuddle up with the family.
Apartment dwellers always pick French Bulldogs for a reason. They rarely bark, hardly shed and enjoy a brisk walk around the block for exercise. What more could you want?
Underneath all of that fur is a charming companion who is perfectly happy without a yard. The little lap dogs did originally live in the Chinese palaces,
While they technically belong in the American Kennel Club's Working Group, Bernese Mountain Dogs are surprisingly low-key.
Don't mistake their trademark scowls for bad attitudes. While somewhat stubborn and suspicious of strangers, Chow Chows are devoted and bonded to their families.
Pug owners know that there's a lot of personality packed into those 15-odd pounds. The less-active pups may actually share some ancestral history with the Pekingese.
These giant guardians from the Himalayas will lounge around inside, but get them out and about and their more active, independent nature will show.