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Dogs have been man’s best friend for more than 30,000 years. The bond between humans and dogs is a really special one – they are our companions, guards of our homes, best friends and part of our family. But which dog breed is the best? If you own a dog, you most likely believe yours to be the best. However, there are some breeds that are so popular that almost everyone in the world has heard of them. Here the ten most popular dog breeds in the world.
1. Labrador Retriever
If you’ve ever met a Labrador Retriever it’s easy to see why that’s the most popular breed worldwide. Developed in 19th-century Newfoundland as a water dog, the Labrador Retriever is highly adaptable and trainable dog. Friendly, gentle and intelligent they are an ideal hunting companion and family dog. Labs have a stable temperament and a kindly, outgoing nature and are great with children.
2. German Shepherd
One of the most easily recognized and one of the most popular of all breeds, the German Shepherd is highly intelligent, versatile dog, loved for its devotion and loyalty to their owners. If you want a dog to care for your family’s security at home – the German Shepherd is the perfect breed for you.
3. Golden Retriever
Their friendly, tolerant attitude makes Golden Retrievers perfect family pets. Goldens are patient, kind and love everyone. Golden Retrievers are also perfectly suited as emotional therapy dogs, rescuer and narcotics detector.
Small, compact, and hardy, Beagles are friendly with people and peaceful with other pets. Friendly and cheerful, they are great family companion. Beagles are very active breed and need daily exercise. Their short coat requires minimal care.
5. French Bulldog
This adorable little dog with goofy face and bat-like ears is a great addition to any family. French Bulldogs get along well with kids and other pets and love to spend time with their humans.
Poodles were originally bred to to retrieve waterfowl during hunting season. Those highly intelligent and trainable dogs are great with children and get along with other dogs, but should be socialized and slowly introduced when meeting other animals. Poodles don’t like solitude and may suffer from separation anxiety so they should never be housed in kennel or forced to live outdoors.
Rottweilers were originally bred to drive cattle to market and were also used to pull carts for butchers. Today they work as police dogs and most important, they are popular family guardians and friends.
8. Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier was first bred in England to catch rats and other vermin in clothing mills. Today, thanks to their beautiful coat they are favorite in dog shows. Small but bold and fearless this dog makes a great addition to any family. But if you’re looking for a quiet and laid-back dog, the Yorkie is not your type of dog. They are intelligent and independent which makes them entertaining and notoriously stubborn.
Boxers are intelligent, high-energy, playful dogs that like to stay busy. They prefer to be in the company of their owners and are loyal pets that will fiercely guard their family and home against strangers.
The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, was bred to go to ground to farms of vermin. Lovable, friendly and playful, they are ideal family pet.
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