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Top 10 Best Dog Breeds

Updated on February 24, 2013

There are hundreds of dog breeds from all over the world. But which ones are ranked the best?! I'll tell you what they are (my opinion, of course.) I almost guarantee you if you're looking for the best dog to call your own, you will find the one here.



1. Yorkshire Terrier.

This little pup originated in England. They are lovable lap dogs, but very curious and energetic! Good pups for apartment homes. They love warm weather! If you want a cuddle buddy, this one is for you.
This little pup originated in England. They are lovable lap dogs, but very curious and energetic! Good pups for apartment homes. They love warm weather! If you want a cuddle buddy, this one is for you. | Source

2. Siberian Husky.

These dogs were developed about half a million years ago in Siberia. They are very loyal companions. Today, these huskies are wonderful sled dogs, but make amazing family watch dogs as well. They are very lovable. And, they love playing with kids!
These dogs were developed about half a million years ago in Siberia. They are very loyal companions. Today, these huskies are wonderful sled dogs, but make amazing family watch dogs as well. They are very lovable. And, they love playing with kids! | Source

3. Beagle.

In the 14th century, beagles were often used to help hunters.This dog is such a lovable and laid back pup, but energetic when need be! Whether it be animals or humans, he needs companionship. True definition of 'a mans bestfriend.'
In the 14th century, beagles were often used to help hunters.This dog is such a lovable and laid back pup, but energetic when need be! Whether it be animals or humans, he needs companionship. True definition of 'a mans bestfriend.' | Source

4. Labrador Retriever.

These dogs are very energetic. They work hard, but play a lot harder! They can be trained to be very calm, family dogs. One of the most loyal companions out there! They need their exercise, so playing with the kids wont be a hard task at all!
These dogs are very energetic. They work hard, but play a lot harder! They can be trained to be very calm, family dogs. One of the most loyal companions out there! They need their exercise, so playing with the kids wont be a hard task at all! | Source

5.Australian Shepherd.

These are loyal, energetic family dogs. Excellent watch dogs. These dogs are the type that can't wait for those BBQ gatherings! Very fast learners as well.
These are loyal, energetic family dogs. Excellent watch dogs. These dogs are the type that can't wait for those BBQ gatherings! Very fast learners as well. | Source

6. Great Dane.

These giant dogs are known as a "gentle giant" They have big bodies, but even bigger hearts. They love playing with kids, or being by their owners' side. Better to own with a big yard so they can get their exercise.
These giant dogs are known as a "gentle giant" They have big bodies, but even bigger hearts. They love playing with kids, or being by their owners' side. Better to own with a big yard so they can get their exercise. | Source

7. Cocker Spaniel.

This little guy is happy hanging around the house or running around outside. Kids love to enjoy the outdoors and then go inside and lay with this pup. He is easily trained and very gentle!
This little guy is happy hanging around the house or running around outside. Kids love to enjoy the outdoors and then go inside and lay with this pup. He is easily trained and very gentle! | Source

8. Weimaraner.

These are one of the most loyal dogs known. They must have a big yard so they can exercise. They are very gentle & loving. They are also very protective of the owner and family. And very kid friendly.
These are one of the most loyal dogs known. They must have a big yard so they can exercise. They are very gentle & loving. They are also very protective of the owner and family. And very kid friendly. | Source

9. Saint Bernard.

Known as the "saint" of dogs, this big guy is very patient, protective, and brave, making one of the best family dogs. He doesn't enjoy too much exercise at one time, but is very good with kids. The whole family will love him!
Known as the "saint" of dogs, this big guy is very patient, protective, and brave, making one of the best family dogs. He doesn't enjoy too much exercise at one time, but is very good with kids. The whole family will love him! | Source

10. German Shepherd.

Being one of the best and loyal dogs, you can never go wrong with this guy. He is trustworthy, very family friendly, and energetic. Guard dog or lap dog, This lovable guy will always be by your side.
Being one of the best and loyal dogs, you can never go wrong with this guy. He is trustworthy, very family friendly, and energetic. Guard dog or lap dog, This lovable guy will always be by your side. | Source

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      Ghost32 4 years ago

      Aw-w-w-w! You showed a silver blue Dane! My wife (before she was my wife) used to raise silver blues. I agree with her (and you) that Great Danes are an awesome breed.

      Voted Up and Beautiful.

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      I have to take issue with you on Huskies - as a rule they make terrible watch dogs, seldom bark and love strangers - they are wonderful family pets but require diligent training as they were bred for centuries to run and run away they do. The SHCA will fill you in on their short comings. http://www.shca.org/shcahp2b.htm Don't get me wrong, they can be wonderful pets but must be for the right owner but not good watch dogs - I know I've bred them for 25 years..

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      Samantha 4 years ago from Maryland

      That is with any dog. Each breed requires different amounts of attention, training and care. And the link shows the flaws of any dog. As the owner, you must take full responsibility with whatever dog you choose. But I completely understand where you are coming from.

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      One of the doctors I work with just got a baby blue great Dane - he is so adorable and so soft, I fell in love! Nice pictures too.

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      Samantha 4 years ago from Maryland

      Aw, I bet! And thank you.

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      Samantha 4 years ago from Maryland

      Aw!! That sounds awesome. :)

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      amardeep bishnoi 23 months ago

      I like St.Bernard

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