Non-sporting dogs come in a variety of breeds with different sizes, coat types, temperaments, and general appearances. It is difficult to generalize about this group of dogs because they come from such a wide range of backgrounds.
From the sturdy Chow Chow, to the compact French Bulldog and the foxlike Keeshond, the differences in features can be vast. Most Non-Sporting dog breeds are good watchdogs and housedogs. Other breeds in this group are the ever-popular Dalmatian, Poodle and Lhasa Apso, and the less common Schipperke and Tibetan Spaniel.