his working breed originated in Japan, and has been used as a hunting dog there for decades. Defined by their large, powerful bodies and curly tails, Akitas excel in performance and therapy work.
Recognizable by their long, silky coat, Bernese Mountain Dogs are strong, intelligent and agile, according to the AKC. These traits proved essential in performing the drafting and droving work
Originally used for running down and holding large game like wild boar and bison until a hunter arrived, Boxers are intelligent and strong dogs that love being with people.
These strong dogs have been used as watchdogs and companions for more than two thousand years, according to the AKC. Because of their fearlessness and courage,
Another large working dog, the Great Dane is known for being strong, friendly, and energetic in addition to their exceptional size, according to the AKC.
Originally used to help locate stranded travelers in mountainous regions during snowstorms and avalanches, this strong breed excels in cart and weight pulling competitions in addition to obedience training.
Known for their incredible endurance and working nature, Siberian Huskies were bred in Asia as sled dogs and continue to be used for that purpose today.
This working breed enjoys participating in a variety of tasks, including agility, herding, weight pulling and sledding, according to the AKC.
Recognized by their bristly mustache, whiskers and eyebrows, Standard Schnauzers originated in Germany to guard owners and their livestock, rid farmyard of vermin and protect their owners as they traveled,
An elegant, muscular dog bred to be a guardian and companion, Doberman Pinschers have great endurance and speed, according to the AKC.