What Are The Top 10 Dog Breeds?
Now, just because we have put together this list, does not mean just because a dog breed is on this list makes that dog breed bad, it does not mean that at all! Everyone has their own opinions about dog breeds so this is a list that has been compiled by a guest writer for our website!
Are you looking to get a new puppy? Wonder what the most popular dog breed is? Well, look no further. We have compiled the 10 most popular dog breeds for you.
1. Labrador retriever.
27 years running. That’s how long the Labrador retriever has been the most popular dog breed. Known for their black, chocolate or yellow colors these dogs are gorgeous. Contrary to its name the Labrador retriever came from Newfoundland. These dogs are intelligent and the perfect companion for a human given their love of pleasing owners.
2. German Shepherd
While they may be number 2 in popularity, German Shepherds are the number 1 choice for many due to their obedience. German shepherds are also the dog of choice for police and those with disabilities requiring assistance that this breed can provide.
3. Golden Retrievers.
At number 3 comes the Golden retriever. One characteristic that children will love is their playful nature. They also love people. However, this isn’t to say they don’t have talents elsewhere. These intelligent dogs are often used as guard dogs.
4. French Bulldog.
In at number 4 comes a companion dog that loves human contact lavished upon them, the French bulldog. Originating from Nottingham, England these dogs are known for their quiet attentiveness. Their large expressive eyes will leave you feeling guilty whenever you tell them no.
Rounding out the top 5 is the bulldog. While they are somewhat playful, they prefer to be by their owner’s side. Some may be scared of this dog breed given their reputation in years gone by, but nowadays the bulldog is known to be kind and loves affection from their owners.
Sixth on the list is the beagle. Affectionate, curious, friendly, playful and smart are all traits possessed by the beagle. They like to stay active and go on long walks daily. They love to be around families including children. They are also incredibly friendly with fellow dogs.
You may well be in seventh heaven with a poodle. Energetic and smart, they come in three sizes – standard, miniature, and toy. They are fun-loving dogs that have the incredible jumping ability. While they are shy around strangers they get along well with those they are familiar with.
Some may be shocked to see the Rottweiler at number 8 given their stereotype in the media. However, the American Kennel Club refute this and say they are calm, confident and courageous dogs. They are highly intelligent creatures given they were bred for a job such as herding livestock. Such a job required astute decision making, intelligence, and concentration.
9. Yorkshire Terriers.
Arriving at number 9 is the Yorkshire terrier. Don’t let their size fool you, they have a lot of personalities and possess traits such as affection, intelligence, and independence. They enjoy regular walks but are also perfect dogs for those living in apartments.
10. German Shorthaired Pointer.
Rounding out the top 10 is the German Shorthaired Pointer. Very energetic dogs they go through an extended puppyhood. This makes them an excellent choice for those wanting a playful dog. They are also easy to train. If you reward them with what they love (food, patting and play) they can be incredibly hard workers.