12. Cool Dog Breeds With Style and Smarts 

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1. Borzoi

This exquisite, friendly dog, once known as the Russian wolfhound, is an excellent sprinter who enjoys exercise followed by indoor pampering for her lustrous coat.

2. German Shepherd

As one of the most popular dogs in the United States, it's no wonder that the German shepherd ranks highly on the list of the coolest dog breeds of all time. 

3. Dogo Argentino

A dog owner with experience in training and socializing working breeds would likely adore this dog's strong ambition and tender heart.

4. Catahoula Leopard Dog

 If we're being honest, he's rather forthright about his strong sense of independence.

5. Greyhound

Greyhounds are known for their speed—up to 45 mph!—and sightwork, so keep these things in mind if you're jogging together on a trail filled with bunnies.

6. Boerboel

A Boerboel, sometimes referred to as a South African mastiff, is intelligent and huge (200 pounds! Wow!)

7. Bull Terrier

This man! Absolute extrovert. Whatever your interests are, bull terriers share them! He is eager to learn, always prepared for a hike or long run, and responds well to instruction. 

Fans of this wolfhound include kings, queens, presidents, and enthusiasts of ancient Irish lore. 

8. Irish Wolfhound

He is undeniably a "velcro dog" But, this talkative Hungarian multitasker has high expectations of you. 

9. Vizsla

 As a guard dog, they are intelligent, more than a little stubborn, and enjoy peace and quiet.

10. Tibetan Mastiff

A Basenji barely barks at all. He yodels instead (or sounds like an air raid siren!) These cool, unusual dogs are formidable hunters of tiny game in the African Congo.

11. Basenji

Insofar as dogs can be, Bedlington terriers are largely hypoallergenic in addition to being fluffy and friendly. 

12. Bedlington Terrier

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