Dog Breed Guide (Top 10)

Top 10 Dog Breed Guide

1. Labrador Retriever

Type: 

  • Sporting Dog

Exercise Level: 

  • High

Personality:

  • Friendly with children, adults, and other pets
  • Intelligent, easygoing, and easy to train
  • Excellent assistance dogs
  • Very easy to groom and keep content
  • Patient and calm in all situations
  • Very athletic sports dogs

Quirks:

  • Their friendliness makes them horrible watch dogs
  • They love to eat and chew everything

2. German Shepard

Type:

  • Herding Dog

Exercise Level:

  • Very High

Personality:

  • Loves to run, exercise, and stay active
  • Excellent working dogs and watchdogs
  • Best for dog owners that like their dog to tag along
  • An intelligent dog that enjoys mental challenges
  • Originally bred for military life and herding

Quirks:

  • German Shepards are famous due to the famous dog, Rin Tin Tin
  • Can be suspicious and aloof

3. Golden Retriever

Type:

  • Sporting Dog

Exercise Level:

  • Somewhat High

Personality:

  • One of the most intelligent dog breeds
  • Enjoy fetching for toys and going for a swim
  • Excellent family dogs
  • One of the calmest, gentle, and trustworthy breeds

Quirks:

  • They shed a lot
  • They love to eat and are prone to being overweight

4. Bulldog

Type:

  • Companion Dogs

Exercise Level:

  • Low to Medium

Personality:

  • Affectionate and kind companions
  • Lovers of sleep and feeding time
  • Relaxed friends and playmates for children
  • A perfect furry friend for sports fans who enjoy lounging to watch a game

Quirks:

  • Their distinctive walk looks like a furry, lovable waddle
  • They don’t tolerate heat and humidity well

5. Beagle

Type:

  • Hound Dog

Exercise Level:

  • High

Personality:

  • They have three vocalizations: bark + growl combination, a howl, and a half howl
  • Amazing human and animal friends
  • His hound nose has about 220 million scent receptors
  • Their small size and gentle temperament makes them excellent snuggle partners

Quirks:

  • They can be destructive when bored or lonely
  • They can take up to a year to housetrain

6. French Bulldog

Type:

  • Companion Dog

Exercise Level:

  • Medium

Personality:

  • They love spending time with their human companions
  • They have a mischievous, yet humorous personality
  • Perfect for apartment dwellers
  • Gentle dogs that love to cuddle at their owners’ feet

Quirks:

  • They can be tough to train due to their stubbornness and aloof nature
  • These lovable dogs drool, fart, and usually shed

7. Poodle

Type:

  • Companion Dogs

Exercise Level:

  • Medium to High

Personality:

  • These elegant dogs make excellent showdogs
  • Like french fries, they come in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard
  • Playful and lovable dogs that love to stick with their family
  • These intelligent dogs do well during obedience training

Quirks:

  • These loving dogs can take a while to get used to new people
  • Sometimes, smart dogs can be tough to live with

8. Rottweiler

Type:

  • Working Dogs

Exercise Level:

  • High

Personality:

  • These dogs are strong and rarely timid because they were bred to herd cattle
  • A calm and confident breed that has a lot of strength and stamina
  • Excellent watchdogs for their protectiveness
  • These companions are easy to train and are very trusting of their family

Quirks:

  • This breed sees a lot of judgment for its strength and power
  • Your rottweiler may snore (loudly)

9. Yorkshire Terrier

Type:

  • Companion Dogs

Exercise Level:

  • High

Personality:

  • One of the most glamorous dog breeds
  • This breed loves adventure and fun
  • Perfect apartment dogs
  • This breed is happy to be spoiled with their lovable perky and adventurous spirit

Quirks:

  • These small dogs are like big dogs in a small body. They often sound the alarm when strangers are near
  • These small friends can become possessive of their owners 

10. Boxer

Type:

  • Working Dog

Exercise Level:

  • Very High

Personality:

  • Often called the “Peter Pan” of dog breeds for their youthful spirit
  • They are not adults until three years of age
  • Very easy to take care of
  • This breed loves to have fun, yet is fearless, intelligent, and headstrong
  • They make a unique “woo-woo” barking sound when they are excited

Quirks:

  • Their nose does not allow them to do well in summer
  • Their coat does not keep them warm in winter

 

 

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