Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds
An ideal breed of dog to have. Lively and affectionate, dachshunds are known to be bold, curious and a bit mischievous. While devoted to their families, this breed needs strong leadership at home in order to avoid any behavioral issues. There are three varieties of dachshund: the short-haired, the wired-haired, and the long-haired.
Despite their diminutive frame, Dachshunds were originally bred as hunting dogs, and often used to track and retrieve small burrowing animals. Because of their instinct to follow scents and pursue, they can sometimes be hard to train, but are an intelligent and playful breed perfect for patient owners.
A breed of dog the everyone of us would definitely want to own. They are cute, they are adorable. For the second year in a row, the Rottweiler lands on the AKC's list of top dogs, moving up from No. 10 to ninth place. The large, sometimes formidable-looking dog has become a family favorite due to its loving and affectionate personality.Originally bred to herd livestock, the Rottweiler's reputation as an aggressive guard dog often overshadows their good natured, family-friendly demeanour.
This breed is a runway hit among the pet lovers. Considered as one of the most trainable breeds, the standard poodle are typically pleasant, happy and sensitive but can become high strung if not given the proper amount of exercise. Poodle is an active, intelligent dog with a penchant for mischief. Their knack for rambunctious play is no doubt reflected in their name, as the word poodle roughly translates to the German word pudle, meaning "to splash about".
Known for extreme loyalty and a playful yet protective demeanour, Boxers are intelligent dogs, though stubborn and not always the easiest to train. The breed's name is said to have been based on their inclination to stand on their hind legs and "box" with their paws. He's likely to paw at his toys and food in a cat-like way. He also likes to jump up and motion with his front paws, making him look like he's actually boxing, and hence the name.
#6 Yorkshire Terrier
This is one of the most cutest breeds in the list. Tiny and adorable, the Yorkshire Terrier is a popular dog for those with allergies (their coats, while not hypoallergenic, are less prone to shedding). A highly active breed of pup, Yorkshire Terriers are a relatively easy dog to train, but sometimes rambunctious and loud.Known for their ultra long, fine, silky coat that parts along the spine and falls straight down on either side, Yorkies are colored a combination of steal blue and tan.
A very popular breed. Bull Dogs are known for their dependability and affection. You'll simply fall in love with them and their qualities. Bulldogs are gentle with children and known for their courage and their excellent guarding abilities. Bullheaded and determined, this breed can be very persistent and dominating. Strong leadership and attention are recommended. One other thing for which bulldogs are well known? Loud snoring and a tendency to drool and slobber. What's not to love?
Merely on the first look, you can make out that these dogs possess a very innocent looks. Cute, compact and even-tempered, Beagles were originally bred as hunting dogs, thanks to their ability to sniff-out prey from great distances. These droopy eared hounds are spunky, loyal and make great friendly pets for families with children. Beagles also tend to have lots of energy to burn. They can be mischievous and are often lead to trouble (garbage cans, shoes, dirty laundry) by their extraordinary hunting noses.
#3 Golden Retriever
Much like the Labrador Retriever, the Golden Retriever is renowned for its friendly nature, smarts and abilities as a work dog. Often used as a guide dog, the Golden Retriever's loyal and playful disposition make them a popular pick for families with small children.The golden retriever is classified by the American Kennel Club as a sporting dog, popular with hunters for its soft mouth and eagerness to retrieve in water. So when are you planning to bring one in your house?
#2 German Shepherd
This dog is loved by everyone and everywhere. Despite a large and sometimes intimidating appearance, German Shepherds are often gentle, intelligent dogs with a reputation for being hard working and loyal pets. The German Shepherd's high level of intelligence, curious nature and keen senses make them a popular guard dog, and they're known to be highly protective of their family and territory.The breed's ability to rapidly learn has contributed to its wide use as a sheepdog, guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military.
#1 Labrador Retriever
For the 22nd consecutive year, this loveable breed continues to be the most popular breed in the U.S., according to AKC registration statistics. The family-friendly Labrador retriever has won over the hearts of families across the country-millions of households count a Lab among their family members, and it's easy to see why. Labs display a well-mannered temperament and are eager to please their owners. The Labrador retriever originated in Newfoundland, where it aided fisherman with their catch. After being crossed with setters, spaniels and other retrievers, the Lab sharpened its skills as a true retriever. But what makes Labs even more popular is their kind, outgoing nature.
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