Independent dog breeds
Independent dog breeds don’t require constant entertainment. That doesn’t mean the dogs aren’t affectionate or companionable.
Most independent dogs bond with their people, and are loyal and affectionate. But they appreciate their alone time.
Many dogs in the working category fit the independent profile.
Independent dog breeds include West Highland Terriers, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Akitas, German Pinscher, Bull Mastiff, Shiba Inu, Chow-Chow, Neapolitan Mastiff, Irish Setter, Japanese Chin, and more.
The dogs require physical and mental stimulation. They love to learn and interact with humans and other animals.
They are fierce competitors and hard workers in herding, pulling, agility, flyball, search and rescue, security, cadaver, drug, and bomb sniffing.