As a dog owner myself, I am biased and will say my dog, an Old English Sheepdog is the best breed in the world!
However, if you own a dog, then you most likely believe yours to be the best. But let’s not argue, (we all know my type of dog anOld English Sheepdogis the best).
While the most popular dog breeds can change from country to country, worldwide there are always somebreeds that make the most popular list.
We have put this list together after having done some research for you. The list is in no specific order apart from the fact they are all popular breeds.
The Labrador or Retriever as it is more commonly known.
This breed is alwaysone of the most popular breeds around the world. Their smiling faces, good looks, and friendly nature make them the perfect family dog.
They are known to have saved many lives and are great with kids. Surelywe have all seen a video of a Labrador puppy playing with a small baby, how cute!
As puppies their mischievous nature gets them into a lot of trouble, this means you need to train, train, train.
Not everyone likes this breed. However,the Rottweiler’s impressive size and body build certainly make people look twice. Many have seen them used as Guarddogs, but they do make very affectionate and loyal pets if socialized correctly from a young age.
I used to have a friend who owned a Rottweiler and a Chihuahua and guess who the boss was, that’s right, the Chihuahua was! Size didn’t matter; it was the most gentle Rottweiler I have ever met.
Originally, used for herding cattle they have good stamina and are great companions for your daily run. Perfect for those who love the outdoors.
Personally, I don’t know what I find more attractive about this dog, their bigol’ ears or their howling bark that makes you wonder how such a small animal can produce such a deep sound.
Although not as large as the breeds already mentioned they are still well built and will literally follow their nose.
Being a scent-hound,they can easily smell out whatever you have hidden behind your back! Although they are somewhat stubborn, they are still very social animals.
Whenever I see this adorable animal,I only wish it had a better name. As one of the most recognizable breeds in the world their short stature, broad chest, and screwed up faces make them very attractive.
Despite its ferocioushistory, it is now one of the most sweet-natured breeds around. Among some of its health issues is their breathing and weight, so make sure you don’toverfeed them as it can cause massive breathing problems.
5. German Shepherds
While it is common to see them working for the Police or as Security Guard dogs, the German Shepherd is famous for its good looks, intelligence,and loyalty.
They are the perfect breed if you want a dog to care for your family’s security at home. Because of loyalty to their owners, they will protect their family from suspicious strangers or any uninvited guest.
Training and socialization are essential for German Shepherds to balance out their natural instincts. At the same time, these natural tendencies mean he is a most faithful and caring companion.
Easy to identify by their tightly curled hair, the poodle also has a bark that brings attention.
Because they come in three different sizes, are intelligent and affectionate towardstheir owners, it is a favorite breed among older ones and those who are not as active as others.
But don’t let that fool you, Poodles are active dogs and love physical activity. Training them while they are puppies can minimize their need to bark all the time.
Their name tells you a lot about the way they play and fight, standing on their backlegs, they will appear to box with their front paws.
Playful, agile dogs, they are also used as Guard dogs because of their instinctive nature to protect. However, it is not aggressive by nature and loves to be part of a family.
8. Yorkshire Terriers
Walking down the streets and boulevards of Holywood you may see the head of this small creature popping out of a woman’s handbag.
They have become famously popular as handbag dogs for their loving yet very protective nature. While not ideal for families with children they are well suited to an older crowd and love all the attention given to them by humans.
It is not uncommon to see them groomed as well or even better than their owners!
9. Siberian Huskies
One of the most energetic, athletic dogs out there because of their history pulling snow sleds,they love to run.
Huskies have a strong pack mentality and instinctively look for a way out of their enclosed space. This breed needs regularexercise, and on-going daily training is beneficial for them.
Unlike other dog breeds, Huskies won’t wake you up with their barking but rather put you to sleep with their howling.
Their preferred environment is always cold and dry climates, hot and humid climates will cause your Huskie to become very uncomfortable. Try to keep him in air conditioning if the weather where you live is like this.
10. Old English Sheepdog (Bob-tail)
Old English Sheepdog (of course I am going to include it on this list, even if it isn’t in the official top ten most popular breeds).
I love my dog! Bailey is the first dog I have ever owned, and I never thought I could love an animal this much.
Old English Sheepdogs are known to be clowns for their clumsiness and playfulness. They are very affectionate. When we get home, Bailey will walk right up to us put his head down and stick it between our legs to get a head scratch.
Be warned though; they require a lot of attention because of the length of their hair coat. At the same time, their hair is what makes them such an attractive dog and the star of many movies.
Whilethis is not a complete list of the most popular types of dogs, these are the most commonly recognizedbreeds from around the world.
Remember never buy a dog on impulse, owning a dog is a big decision, and the questions you need to ask are:
- Are we, or amI ready to have another member of the family?
- Can I afford to look after it? Food, vet checks, medicine, and grooming are all part of looking after a
- Do I have the time for a dog? They need to be walked, played with, groomed and trained.
- Do I have the needed space for the dog I want? Smaller breeds can cope with smaller However, larger dogs will need a bigger yard to run around.
As a couple, getting our dog was the best decision we made and we can’t believe we waited so long to decideto get one. However, there was always one of these questions that had a negative answer, and that’s what would stop us.
All things considered though, dogs are a fantastic addition to the family, and that’s how you’ll have to view them, for better or for worse if we are loyal to our furry friends they’ll be loyal to us.
Hope this post helps you to decide on your future dog companion. If you know of another popular kind of dog, please leave us a comment below. Don’t forget to check out our other blog posts on our site as well.