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Top 10 Popular Dogs

Updated on June 11, 2014

There are several factors that contribute to the popularity of a dog. Some of the factors that contribute the popularity of a dog breed are its physical appearance, the dogs ease to train, its level of intelligent and the size of the dog. Different dog breeds have different temperaments that make them different. Some dog breeds are quiet and reserved while others a social and very active. As a new dog owner, picking the right dog breed for your family may be a challenging task. To make your search for an ideal dog breed, you can choose one of the most popular dog breed. Here are ten dog breeds that are the most popular around the world.


1. Labrador Retriever

The Labrador retriever is one of the most popular dog breed that is intelligent, even-tempered and a great dog that is a good companion and family dog. The friendly and ease to train the Labrador retriever are some of the factors that makes this dog the favorite for most people.

2. Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire terrier is the most popular toy dog breed. The popularity of this dog is because of its physical beauty. This dog is more popular with women. It is cute and cuddly, making it a great lap dog. Its long and glossy coat makes it good-looking. The Yorkshire’s coat rarely sheds making this dog to be considered as a hypoallergenic dog.


3. German Shepherd

The German shepherd is another very popular dog breed. This dog breed is commonly used as police dogs, dogs for the blind and bomb-sniffing dogs. The German shepherd some of the most intelligent dog breeds which makes the very popular. The German shepherd is loyal, friendly and is at times very territorial. If properly trained, the German shepherd can make a great family dog and companion.


4. Golden Retriever

The Golden retriever is an intelligent, energetic dog that was originally a hunting dog. The temperament of the Golden retriever is the factor that makes this dog very popular. There are different types of Golden retriever but all have the desire to please their owner and are excellent with children.


5. Beagle

The Beagle is a great family dog that is excellent with children and is very social. This dog breed is popular due to their great temperaments that make it easy to train and its ability to blend and live in a family set up.


6. Boxer

The Boxer is a powerful, muscular dog that makes a great family dog. The Boxer is very friendly to all including children and other animals. It is highly energetic and will like it spending sometime playing and running at the yard. This dog is easy to train and easily adapts and blends to a family life thus making it a great choice for most families.


7. Pug

The Pug is a small dog breed that is popular for being affectionate. It was originally bred in China and has a close remembrance to the bulldog except it is smaller in size. The Pug is kind hearted and never bears any grudge. It is friendly and makes a great companion and pet dog. Its temperament and great personality is what makes the pug very popular.


8. Poodle

The Poodle is an intelligent and lively dog that was originally bred to help retrieve game from the water. It is strong and powerful. This dog makes a great family dog and companion if properly trained. The poodle requires much exercise so as to maintain its muscular physique. This dog breed is popular due to its intelligence and great personality.


9. Bulldog

The Bulldog is a powerful and muscular dog breed that is characterized by a wrinkled face. This dog breed was originally bred in Britain and is one of the oldest dog breeds that are still popular today. The Bulldog’s temperaments make it a great family dog and a wonderful companion dog.


10. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a strong, muscular dog that is popular for its strength and might. It is also known to be one of the world’s most dangerous dog breed. This dog breed was originally bred as a cattle herding and guarding dog. Today many people keep these dog as a companion and family dog. Proper training is very important if you are planning to keep the Rottweiler as a family or companion dog.

The popularity of the dog breed is based on the number of dog owners who own any of the above dog breeds. The above list consists of dog breeds that are popular with most dog owners throughout the world.

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