One of the oldest breeds, this bearlike dog is known for his independent nature.
Height: 17 to 20 inches at shoulder Weight: 40 to 70 pounds Coat: thick, rough or smooth Life span: 12 to 15 years Breed Group: Working Dogs
This distinctive-looking dog has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. He can be aloof--if you're looking for a cuddle buddy, this probably isn't the best breed for you--and downright suspicious of strangers. But for the right person, he's a fiercely loyal companion.