German Shorthaired Pointer
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Best for: Athletes and other physically active types who can keep these dogs entertained and exhausted.

This versatile breed is a talented jumper (Frisbee fans, take note), a strong swimmer, and a hard worker – its tracking skills have been used to detect bombs in Iraq. It's affectionate with people and other dogs, but can be hyper, so give it lots of exercise to mellow it out.