Alaskan Malamute: Despite having a striking resemblance to huskies, malamutes are a fantastic breed all their own. They can weigh up to 85 pounds, and the American Kennel Club describes them as large, playful, friendly, and devoted.
Australian Cattle Dog: Dog Time says that this medium-sized breed is highly intelligent and energetic. Thus, this is the dog for you if you're searching for one that will always want to travel with you.
Basenji: Though they go by the name "barkless dog," these petite, elegant canines are recognized for having nearly human-like expressive expressions on their faces, according to the AKC.
Belgian Malinois: According to Pet Finder, this breed is "high-energy and requires regular mental and physical stimulation." They require regular strenuous play or jogging, but the payoff is an incredibly devoted and protective dog.
Chihuahua: According to Hill's, these little puppies, who can weigh as little as two pounds, are excellent for apartment living. Though Chihuahuas are lap dogs by definition, they prefer to be lively and busy.
Corgi: Adorably pointed ears and an even more charming personality characterize both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
German Shepherd: Working dogs with strong, athletic, and clever coats, German Shepherds are perhaps the most famous canines with pointed ears. As stated by the AKC.
Papillon: The Papillon, which means "butterfly" in French, gets its name because of its large, erect ears, which are its most characteristic feature.