Dogs popularity is not hidden from anyone. They are man’s best friend from decades and don’t leave us alone. Now there is competition among dog breed to become famous. American Kennel Club has recently released the list of top dog breeds in the world. Here we have described the top 5 dog breeds in our words.
If you are a dog lover, you have definitely heard or may have seen the dog named “Labrador Retriever”. They are at the No.1 in our list. Their popularity lies within their characteristics and look. We have more details about them below. So keep reading, you will get all the information related to top dog breeds in the world.
1 # Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever a friendly, active and outgoing dog is at No.1 in our list. This dog is within “Sporting Group”. Their lifespan is 9-12 years, height is 21.5-24.5 inches and weight is 55-80 pounds. They have a cute face and friendly nature. They are the best companion and guide dogs.
Their name tells us they are from Labrador but actually their ancestors were found in Newfoundland known as St. John’s Water Dog. Their love for water, water-resistant coat, and best hunting capabilities enable them to become popular among hunters. Later they were imported to England where they named Labradors and reared for hunting and retrieving.
They are called “Retrievers” because they have the quality to retrieve hunted, hand thrown and lost objects. Labrador is the most famous breed in the USA as well. They are the best companion and family dogs, they enjoy to play with kids, neighbors and other animals. They have three registered colors, Black, Chocolate and Yellow.
2 # German Shepherd
German Shepherds the second most popular dog breed in the world are confident, smart and courageous. This breed lies within “Herding Group”. Their lifespan is 8-10 years, height is 22-26 inches and weight is 50-90 pounds. They are muscular, large, all-purpose worker and highly intelligent dogs.
German Shepherds are best for security purposes. They have a suspicious nature, and if anyone tries to enter your home, they will give hard-time to him. Their popularity in America is at number 2nd after Labradors. They are all-purpose dogs means, they can be trained to do anything.
They have total more than 129,000 registrations. Their natural colors are black, black and gold, black and silver. They are being utilized as the guide, police, agility, therapy and rescue dogs.
3 # Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are friendly, active and devoted dogs and they are at number third in our list. They are under the “Sporting Group”. Their lifespan is 10-12 years, height is 21-24 inches and weight is 65-75 pounds. In 1925, AKC first registered the Golden Retrievers.
Dudley Marjoribanks developed this breed, and in 1908 they were first seen at British dog show. Later they were imported to America from Canada.
They become popular in America in 1970 during the era of President Gerald Ford. They are used in hunting, field trials and guide dogs for blinds.
4 # Bulldog
Bulldogs are calm, friendly and courageous dogs belong to “Non-sporting Group”. Their lifespan is 8-10 years, height is 14-15 inches and weight is 40-50 pounds. Regardless of small size, their weight is much more. They are thick, well-muscled and “sourmag” faced.
You can easily identify bulldogs by their loose skin, small ears, inside nose, and furrowed brow. They were created in the 13th century during the region of King John. They are named as bulldogs because they have a connection with bull baiting (a show in England).
Old Boy and Boston Beans are the names of famous bulldogs of Presidents. Breeders have worked to removed aggression from them. They are wonderful family pets, love to play with kids but of a stubborn nature.
5 # Beagle
Beagles are friendly and curious dogs within “Hound Group”. Their lifespan is 10-15 years, height is 13-15 inches and weight is 20 pounds. They are friendly, small, and cute, used as the companion and hunting dogs.
They are great sniffers, therefore used at airports to detect drugs etc. in luggage. There are also very famous beagle dogs in movies.
Beagle comes in two varieties, one is under 13 inches and other between 13-15 inches. Their natural colors are lemon, red, white, and tricolor. They are excellent family dogs because of their loving, friendly and happy nature.
- 6. Poodle
- 7. Rottweiler
- 8. Yorkshire Terrie
- 9. Pointer
- 10. Boxer
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