Afghans are among the most unique-looking dogs. They have long, silky hair, an aristocratic feel about them, and even resemble fashion models with their long limbs.
Akita Inu were used as protectors for royalty in feudal Japan, and their air of nobility seems to have carried through this Japanese dog breed throughout the years.
This is one of the most intelligent dogs around, thanks to their alert demeanor and attention to their surroundings. Oddly, they originate from Germany as an offshoot breed from the Spitz and have a delicate facial structure.
Like its German cousin, the Swiss Shepherd has classically beautiful physical features – that of a working dog. But it has a much gentler personality than other shepherd breeds.
You may feel that a spaniel typically doesn’t classify as “big.” But a clumber spaniel is the largest of the spaniel family, standing at 20 inches and weighing up to 85 lbs. That’s a fairly big dog!