8. Shetland Sheepdog
These dogs look like miniature Collies. They are often refered to as Shelties. These beautiful dogs are intelligent, easily trainable, and energetic. They want to be included in all things with their human, and are unhappy when left alone for long periods. So, Shelties could be ideal for someone who is retired and looking for a companion with whom to take walks, and even train for something like agility. This dog is not the couch potato type. For more info on whether a Sheltie is right for you, visit sheltie4me.com.