Nowadays, Dogs are becoming increasingly popular as pets, companions and used for a variety of jobs, including disability assistance, support, search and rescue, police and military roles, and acting. And for many people, dogs are more than just pets, they are companions, members of the family. Here are 10 most loved dog breeds in the world.
#1 – Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, playful, energetic, easy to train, easygoing, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They show deep affection for their caregivers and owners and they have high separation anxiety so they also require a lot of attention from their owner. Labrador Retrievers are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support, rescue and police work.
#2 – German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is a breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd Dog is large, powerful, muscular, agile, intelligent, confident and has a noble personality. Loyalty, courage are what people often mention about this breed. The German Shepherd Dog wants to protect and please those who are special to them. However, The German Shepherd Dog builds deep relationships with their companions, and prone to separation anxiety so they require a lot of attention from their owner. Nowadays, the German Shepherd Dog is used for a variety of jobs, including disability assistance, search and rescue, police and military roles, and acting.
#3 – Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. However, Golden Retrievers also shed a lot, requires exercise and is also prone to separation anxiety so they need a lot of attention from their owners. Nowadays, Golden Retrievers are used for a variety of jobs, including assistance dogs, therapy dogs, detection dogs, and search and rescue participants.
#4 – Poodle
The Poodle whether in any version, standard, miniature or toy, they are smart dogs, easy to train and docile, always prefer to be with their owners. They are ranked as the second most intelligent dog breed behind the Border Collie and are skillful in many activities and sports. The Poodle can be considered hypoallergenic (though not completely allergen free), their hairs shed very little, and is also very recognizable, but Poodle’s coat also needs to be groomed regularly. They are also a great choice for dog lovers who are allergy sufferers.
#5 – Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog, weighing no more than 6 pounds, is native to Mexico. They come in 2 versions: smooth coat (smooth-haired) and long coat (long-haired). With the Short-Hair-Chihuahua version, they almost need no grooming and do not take much time for cleaning. Chihuahuas are loyal, intelligent and charming dogs. They are the ideal pet for families living in city apartments with busy lives already and with their small size, you can easily take them with you to go meet friends or even travel long days. In addition, Chihuahuas are also considered a watch dog because they tend to bark at strange objects or strange sounds.
#6 – Dachshund
The Dachshund is a very famous small breed and is called with many other names such as: Doxie, Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog, Sausage, Teckel, Dackel. They come in two sizes: standard-sized or miniature, and they can have one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired. Dachshunds have strong natural digging instincts, they can dig a hole to sleep or hunt or simply because they feel happy to do that. Dachshunds are friendly, emotional, energetic, but sometimes stubborn dogs. They always tend to want to be touched, cuddled, sit on their owner lap.
#7 – Beagle
The Beagle is a small hunting dog originating from England. They have large ears, a cute face, and a tail often erect. The Beagle is friendly, fun, gentle, easygoing, curious and has the great qualities of a family dog. However, because of excessive friendliness, they are not a good guard dog. In addition, the Beagle is also easy to take care of and requires almost no grooming. The important thing to pay attention that their long, soft ears can become infected by being moist and not well ventilated.
#8 – English Bulldog
English Bulldog, also known as Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed originating in England. The English Bulldog is a short, muscular breed, with loose skin on the head, a snub nose, and small ears. They rarely bark, but because of their short snout, they often snort and wheeze. The English Bulldog is a very friendly, calm, courageous dog. In addition, they are also low-energy dogs, quite lazy and like to sleep, so they need regular exercise and a balanced diet, to keep dog form.
#9 – French Bulldog
French Bulldog, also known as Frenchie, they are a small hunting dog originating from France. The French Bulldog is a petite dog with a cute face with erect ears, short nose, big head and wrinkles. Most of the time French Bulldog is cheerful, friendly, always likes to be with their owner. Although they are always very excited and energetic when playing with you, they are also low to moderate energy dogs and spend a lot of time sleeping. In addition, the French Bulldog is also a dog that does not need a lot of outdoor exercise, so those living in city apartments may consider this breed.
#10 – Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as Yorkie, is a small terrier originating from England, weighing no more than 7 pounds. Yorkie is a dog with personality, they are often likened to Vikings, they are fun, playful, energetic, affectionate, loyal, giving their owners many laughter. However, Yorkies often have separation anxiety when left alone and are also dogs that need regular grooming so they need a lot of attention from their owners. Nowadays, the Yorkshire Terrier appears much and lives happily in families in America.