As if your pooch is really famous, wonder? You can now find out.
Lovers of puppies, perk your ears up. The top breeds were announced, and lots of favorite buddies are back on top.
Labs have reigned supreme for more than a quarter of a century now as the number one pick, but there are a few surprises within the ranks.
Chances are you know someone who in the last few years has had a French Bulldog and it’s easy to see why.
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
4. French Bulldog
Beagles are caring and lovable, happy, and companionable, all attributes that make them excellent family dogs, a breed characterized by its fanciers as “merry.” No wonder the Beagle has been the most popular hound dog among American pet owners for years. These are curious, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic hounds who need a lot of playtimes.
9. Yorkshire Terrier
10.German Shorthaired Pointer
Boxers are up-and-coming and playing. Their patience and protective disposition have gained them a reputation as children’s great dogs. They take the watchdog and family protector jobs seriously and will fearlessly face threats. In early puppyhood, boxers do well when exposed to a lot of individuals and other species.
12. Siberian Husky
As born dogs, Siberians prefer family and other dogs and are oblivious to their inherent friendship. This breed is also energetic and can not resist hunting small animals, so it is a must to have a secure running space. An appealing characteristic of the breed: Siberians, with little doggy odor, are naturally clean.
Dachshunds aren’t made to sprint, climb, or rough swimming, but otherwise, these tireless holes are games for something. Smart and alert, they make good watchdogs with a big-dog bark. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, they may be courageous to the point of rashness, and somewhat stubborn, but millions of hearts worldwide have been won by their endearing nature and distinctive look.
14. Great Dane
15. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
16. Doberman Pinscher
17. Australian Shepherd
A medium-sized worker with a keen, informative look into his eye is the Australian Shepherd, a choosy cowboy herding breed. Different looks, like merle (a mottled pattern of contrasting shades of blue or red), sell Aussie coats. They’re the definition of rugged and agile stock movers in every way. An overwhelming impulse to the herd exhibits Aussies, anything: birds, dogs, children. This powerful drive to work will make Aussies too much for a sedentary owner of a pet. Aussies are exceptionally clever, very capable of hoodwinking the owner of an unsuspecting novice. This isn’t, in short, a pet for everyone. But if you’re looking for a brainy, tireless, and work-or-sport trainable partner, your quest can end here.
18. Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is a bright, polite, and trainable pet, who is tiny enough to adjust to apartment life. They get along well with other animals and kids. Minis are robust little boys that love playing vigorously. They make perfect watchdogs, both home and family-driven.
19. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavaliers may be aristocrats, but for a backyard frolic or a squirrel chase, they happily descend from their Royal High Horse. They get along well with children and other pets. Adaptable Cavaliers do equally well with successful owners and homebodies, which, depending on the lifestyle of an owner, maybe upbeat athletes or shameless couch potatoes.
20. Shih Tzu
For this lively charmer, being adorable is a way of life. It is recognized that the Shih Tzu is extremely affectionate with children. As a little dog raised to spend most of their day within the royal palaces, whether you live in an apartment or lack a large backyard, they make a great companion. Some dogs love to dig holes and chase cats, but when you try to watch TV, the fun idea of a Shih Tzu is to sit in your lap behaving adorably.
Boston Terriers are small dogs that are compact, short-tailed, well-balanced, and weigh no more than 25 pounds. White and either black, brindle or seal (black with a red cast when seen in sunlight or bright light) may be the trendy “tuxedo” suit. The head is square, the muzzle is short and the large, oval eyes are bright, fascinated, or misty. Ever alert to their setting, with a jaunty, rhythmic motion, the Bostons pass.
The Pomeranian is a compact body with a dominant big-dog personality (not more than 7 pounds). With its frills reaching over the chest and shoulders, the plentiful double coat comes in almost two dozen colors and distinct designs and markings but is most often seen in orange or red.
Their thin, but robust bodies, their adaptable temperament and their social ability make Havanese a perfect town dog, but they are happy to be anywhere they can take care of admirers young and old alike. Havanese are perfect trick dogs, clever and trainable extroverts with the comedic instincts of a born clown. Havanese are fantastic watchdogs as well, taking the job seriously, but generally keeping the barking to a minimum.
24. Shetland Sheepdog
High-handed and willing shelts are easy trainers in obedience, endurance, and herding tests, and world-class competitiveness. They are delicate and affectionate family pets, very much in tune with the household’s mood. They like to bark and appear to be reserved for strangers, two qualities of an exceptional watchdog.
25.Bernese Mountain Dog
Berners are especially gentle with children and get along with the whole family, but they will also become more loyal to one fortunate person. Berners are imposing but not aggressive, and with strangers, they retain an aloof dignity.
Brittanys, standing about 20 inches on the shoulder, are taller than setters but leggier than spaniels. Their elegant, boldly patterned coat comes in variations of white and bright orange and liver (reddish-brown). They’re sturdy and solid, but they’re smooth, clean, and quick on the move. The face has the “softness” coveted by bird-dog lovers; high-set ears express the vital eagerness of the breed.
27. English Springer Spaniel
Springers are fantastic with kids and their fellow pets, friendly puppies. They are happy to engage in every family operation. The favorite pastimes of these rough spaniels are long walks, games of chase and fetch, and swimming.
Face-to-face interaction with these black-masked giants may be shocking for the uninitiated. A male has a shoulder of at least 30 inches and can outweigh many a full-grown man. A short double coat of fawn, apricot, or brindle stripes covers the rectangular body, which is wide and thickly muscled. The head is large and massive, and an alert, the kind face is accentuated by a wrinkled forehead. Patients, lovable friends, and guardians who take the best of gentle training are mastiffs. Eternally loyal Mastiffs defend the family, and early training and socialization are important for the innate wariness of strangers. Mastiffs are magnificent creatures, but it is a commitment not to be taken lightly to possess a strong giant-breed dog.
29. Cocker Spaniel
Cockers are willing playmates for children and as partners and athletes are quickly trained. In order to be sporty, they are large enough but small enough to be portable. A full coat Cocker rewards extra grooming time by being the most attractive dog on the block. Those vigorous sports dogs enjoy playtime and brisk walks.
Vizslas compete in numerous sports and events for athletes with multiple talents. They are willing and graceful walkers with great endurance, making them perfect companions for jogging or biking. The breed expert tells us, “If you don’t have the time to promote the best use of the brain of this breed, you’re wasting a healthy dog.”