If you had to guess the most popular dog breeds in America, would you get it right? We’ve got the rundown for you here. Let’s see how you did!
1. Labrador Retriever
Who’s a good dog? The Labrador retriever comes in at number one… for the 26th year in a row! Labs have a reputation for being calm, courageous, and great family dogs. They are excellent at water sports, and will win the doggie paddle contest every time.
Their temperament makes them perfectly suited as a companion or guide dog. They are used for K-9 duty as well. At the same time, they are quite playful and outgoing, but can tend to be sensitive.
2. German Shepherd
These dogs, are judged to be the second most popular breed in America. They are famous for being smart thinkers and strong workers. Highly intelligent, and suited for all types of work, they train well, and are frequently used in the military and K-9 police work.
He’s graceful and quick on his feet! Although they are not known for being overly affectionate, German Shepherds are happy to be part of a loving family. They can also tolerate time alone well. They will show extreme loyalty and protection.
3. Golden Retriever
This loveable breed ranks at third place in the American popularity contest. The breed originated in Scotland. Friendly and loyal, they love to be serious at work. They do, however, have a goofy, silly side from time to time.
Their work profile includes field trials, hunting, and serving as guide dogs and search and rescue dogs. They are social, and love being around people and make great family dogs. If you’re looking for a dog that’s easy to train, this would be a great breed for you. They’re most likely to be “teacher’s pet” at obedience school!
You won’t hear them making a racket. They are fairly quiet, although they will bark now and then. As a rule, though, they have good manners. Their good nose will get them plenty of work as drug detection dogs. Read mare here – http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/golden-retriever#/slide/1
Beagles are the class clown of the dog world. Coming in at number four, these dogs are downright cute! They are not the best breed for training, and tend to do their own thing, regardless of direction from their owner.
They are neat and clean, so fairly low maintenance when it comes to grooming. The breed is used for hunting, so they have a strong sense of smell and are great at tracking. You can see a lot of color and marking variations in the Beagle. To find out more about Beagle, here – http://petcomments.com/top-10-naughty-dog-breeds/#10_Beagle.
Bulldogs are not going to win any races! Rounding out the list at number five, they have a well-earned reputation for being stubborn. They can be trained, but training must begin at the puppy stage. For the most part, you can’t teach this old dog new tricks!
Oh, those wrinkles! Bulldogs have distinctive folds around their face. They are loveable, gentle dogs. But, if you want the path of least resistance, let the bulldog do things his way! Once again, you see a huge variation in both color and markings.
Don’t count on this family dog to alert you to an intruder. They rarely bark, and are not likely to say much about your TV walking out the door.
Well, there we have it! To finish out the top ten, you would need to include the French Bulldog, Poodle, Rottweiler, Yorkshire Terrier, and Boxer. Is your favorite breed on the list?