Dogs are said to be the most loyal pets for humans and good friends. There are numerous dog breeds available in market but few of them are worth keeping at your place. Popular dog breeds are easier to find than that of those who are not so popular because usually more people are breeding them. Dogs can entertain you and can be a one with whom you can share your sorrow and joys as their friends. These dogs not only entertain you but also play a vital role in protecting your houses from thieves or other strangers. In this article, we have collected a list of most popular dog breeds that you will definitely like to see at your place or around you.
1. Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever is a most commonly seen dog in every second house. This breed of dogs is very strong, friendly, intelligent, and active. It is the most famous breed of dog in America followed by the Golden Retriever. The male Labrador is about 22 inches (56 cm) tall at the shoulders and weighs about 67 pounds (30 kg); females Labrador are from 21 to 22 inches (54-56 cm) tall at the shoulders and weigh about 63 pounds (28 kg).
2. German Shepherd
German Shepherd is the world’s leading police, guard and military breed by occupation. This breed of dog is very fast, clever, fearless and a loving family dog by nature. It is a medium sized dog that comes with the combination of black, tan, rust, cream, and white fur. It is about 2 ft (60 cm) tall at the shoulders and weighs roughly 75-95 pounds (35-45 kg).
3. Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog known for its activeness and intelligence. It has a real good long and silky coat that is so long that usually legs and feet cannot be seen. This dog is about 9 inches (23 cm) tall and weighs less than 7 pounds (3 kg).
Beagle is one of the friendliest dogs that you can have at your places. Beagle’s droopy-eared hounds are spunky, loyal and make great friendly pets for families with children. These dogs are little tricky and if you plan to train them than you need to be a bit patient.
5. Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier has a short body and are well-muscled dogs. This bred of dogs is gentle, alert, very intelligent, well-mannered, and enthusiastic. Boston’s can be easily trained and are very sensitive. These dogs are considered as good watchdogs as they only bark when necessary. These dogs are about 15 – 17 inches (38.1 – 43 cm) in height and have 10 – 25 pounds (4.5 – 11.3 kg) of weight.
This breed of dogs was originally bred as a guard dog and to bait bulls in Germany. Boxer is a powerful and strong muscled dog that is considered very useful for the safety of your house. These dogs while they fight strikes with its front feet, much in the manner of a boxer that is a reason they are known as Boxer.
7. Pit Bulls
Who aren’t scared of this breed of dogs, yes we are talking about Pit Bulls. The most dangerous and full of aggression, As long as they can be raised as family dogs. Pit Bulls are quite capable of killing small animals such as cats and to do so it takes seconds for them.
The energetic Dachshund needs a lot of exercise and is very popular as a pet. The name Dachshund means “badger dog” in German. Standard Dachshunds are 5 to 10 inches (13-26 cm) tall in height and weight from 16 to 32 pounds (7-14 kg).
Primarily meant to protect, Rottweilers are one of the most famous dogs in the world. These dogs are powerful and have strong jaws. Rottweilers are very loyal to their owners and hate to see other animals and strangers around their campus. These dogs can attract anyone if they find them a threat to their owner or owner’s family.
This breed of dogs is not easy to train and definitely not easy to have hold on them. With the weight of 35-55 lbs and height of 20-24 inches, Huskies are very energetic and intelligent dogs but this dog is not recommended for beginning dog owners.
11. English Bulldog
Known for their short legs, smushed face and, of course, their slobber, English bulldog has gained a massive popularity in last few years. These dogs are gentle, protective, and easy to train and all these qualities make them excellent family pets.
There are three breeds of poodle (they are similar except for size): the standard (the largest), the miniature, and the toy (the smallest poodle). These dogs are elegant and highly intelligent dog. Poodles have a life spam of about 12 to 15 years or more.
13. Chow Chow
Chow Chow has cute and loveable looks that attracts people who pass through them. However, it’s not so, this dog though looks simple and quite but going near this dog and that too without a permission of its owner can lead you to a trouble. Chow Chow is the one of the most aggressive dog breed in the world.
14. Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer is a very smart, active, alert, intelligent, and friendly dog. This dog is about 12 to 14 inches (31-36 cm) in height and weights around 13 to 15 pounds (6-7 kg). The dog was used to hunt rodents on farms. The word schnauzer means “muzzle” or “snout” in German.
A small little cute dog that majority of people love to see around them. These dogs are not that aggressive but are well enough to strike ant stranger out of your house campus. Pomeraninan are very friendly and was originally bred in Germany in the 1800’s.
Widely seen in television ads, Pug is a very famous breed in the world that has gained a lot of popularity in a small time. Pug has a flat wrinkled face and large dark eyes that make them look bit dangerous. This dog is very loyal and has a very long life span.
The Chihuahua is a tiny toy sized dog. The body is longer than it is tall. This dog is very courageous, extremely lively, proud and adventurous, they enjoy affection. Chihuahua is strong-willed without proper human leadership.
18. Doberman Pinscher Dog
Doberman Pinscher was earlier bred as a police dog in Germany. This dog is a excellent pet, watchdog, police dog, guardian, protector, and guide dog for the blind. The Doberman is about 24-28 inches (60-72 cm) in height and weighs from 60 to 88 pounds (27-40 kg).
The mastiff was originally bred from the Tibetan Mastiff, perhaps a thousand years ago. There is no doubt, about how powerful and fearless dog this is. It has been used as a guard dog in Great Britain for hundreds of years; it has also been used to fight other dogs and bait bulls. It is a large dog and is very loyal and intelligent.
20. St. Bernard
Also known as, the St. Bernardshund, this dog is large, heavy, muscular, and heroic dog. St. Bernard is about 24 to 28 inches (60-70 cm) tall at the shoulders, and weighs 110 to 200 pounds (50-90 kg). This dog is perfect for the safety purposes.
There are numerous breeds of dogs available in every part of the world. However, we have listed 20 best and most famous dog breeds that are safe to keep and good for owner’s protection. These above listed dogs are familiar, loyal, and fun to have around you.