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“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”
Man’s best friend is a faithful, loyal companion offering fluffy, and sometimes slobbery, love. However, some dogs hold particularly special places in the hearts of Americans. While Dachshunds and Yorkies will certainly be present of this list, can you guess what the top dog breed will be? Remember, if you like this list, please take a moment to like and subscribe. Let’s get started.
Starting off our list is the curious, lively, charming, and brave Dachshund. Dachshunds attract devoted followers who would never consider having any other breed. Indeed, Dachshunds are often kept in pairs, which is OK with them, since they seem to recognize and prefer being with other “wiener dogs”. The breed’s population dwindled during World War l, but were imported from Germany to the USA and the gene pool once again increased. The Dachshund was recognized by the AKC in 1885.
The AKC Standard describes the Rottweiler as “a calm, confident, and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.”
Typically steadfast, sensible, and serious (though some are happy-go-lucky clowns!), the Rottweiler tends to respond quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude. Overall, the Rottweiler is a splendid, capable companion in the right hands, but without ongoing companionship, socialization, obedience training, and supervision, he is “too much dog” for many households.
Many people have misconceptions about Poodles — that they look and act like “sissy” dogs.
That is one of the biggest myths in dogdom. Poodles are elegant, energetic athletes who move with a light, springy gait. They excel in advanced obedience competition, where retrieving and jumping skills are required, and in agility competitions, where they fly over and under and through the obstacles with a strength and grace of a champion.
He might have a worried look on his wrinkled face, but the Boxer isn’t worried about being loved: he’s seventh most popular dog in America. And that’s no surprise since this is a joyful, loyal companion who truly bonds with his human family. A well-bred, well-socialized Boxer is friendly with children and people he knows, suspicious and alert but not aggressive with strangers. He’s always ready for a walk, a game or just some quality time on the sofa with you.
Yorkies have long been labeled as the preferred companions of well-heeled, older women who wouldn’t deign to live in a building without a doorman, and who can’t bear to be late for the local arts fundraiser. Yet there aren’t enough society dames out there to account for the Yorkie’s popularity. Truth is, he appeals to a wide range of dog-lovers, thanks to his shoe-button eyes and soft-to-the-touch, silky coat. The Yorkie is alert, trainable, and insatiably curious, making him a quintessential “big dog in a little dog’s body.”
Laughter, love and a face everyone adores ensure the enduring popularity of the Bulldog. He’s a gentle family companion today, but he was originally bred to fight bulls for sport – a past that, combined with his stalwart devotion, has made the breed the mascot of a number of colleges as well as the United States Marine Corps. No breed is more admired for the qualities of loyalty and determination that the Bulldog represents. Few breeds are as easily recognized as the Bulldog, with his wrinkled mug, distinctive underbite, and Churchillian jowls. Sometimes referred to as the English or British Bulldog, he’s a short, sturdy dog with a bow-legged gait, weighing between 40 and 60 pounds.
With a compact size, easy-care coat and happy nature, the Beagle has long had a place as one of the most popular breeds for families. Beagles are also used as scent detection dogs at U.S. airports, where their friendliness allows them to search for weapons, drugs, and illegal food items without making passengers nervous the way a larger “police dog” might. The breed was developed in England to hunt rabbits, and Beagles are still happiest when following their noses. For that reason, they belong to a category of dogs known as scenthounds. Don’t let the small size or undeniable charm of the Beagle fool you: these dogs are still born to hunt. They’ve been described as “a nose with four legs,” and they love following a scent trail. The minute they smell something interesting they’re likely to follow their noses rather than their owners’ requests.
Cheerful, easy to train and eager to please, the Golden Retriever is what you see in the dictionary when you look up “Perfect Family Dog.” Goldens love everyone, especially children, and get along well with new people and strange dogs. They draw admiring looks – and usually loving pets – from almost everyone they meet. The Golden is an active dog who will retrieve a tennis ball until your arm falls off. The breed’s loyalty, intelligence, and stable temperament have made them the darlings of the service dog world. Their smiling faces and sun-kissed coats have brought more than a few to movie fame, including a starring role in two “Homeward Bound” movies.
Rin Tin Tin, a pup found in a World War I battle zone, became the world’s first canine movie star, forever marking the German Shepherd Dog as one of the most easily recognized breeds. From his imposing size to his erect ears and dark, intelligent eyes, he has achieved legendary status as the ideal canine. A versatile, athletic and fearless working dog, the Shepherd has done just about every job a dog can do, from leading the blind and detecting illicit drugs to bringing down fleeing criminals and serving in the armed forces. An energetic, loyal and devoted companion, the German Shepherd isn’t a breed but a lifestyle. The abilities of this breed go far beyond its origin as a herding dog. The German Shepherd has made a name for himself as a police and military dog, guide and assistance dog, search and rescue dog, and detector dog. He has excelled in every canine sport, including agility, obedience, rally, tracking and, of course, herding. German Shepherds still work livestock on farms and ranches around the world, including the United States.
The Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked as the most popular purebred dog in the United States for more than 10 years, according to the American Kennel Club. The AKC registers more than a hundred thousand new Labrador Retrievers each year, but when you take into account all the Labs never registered at all, or registered with another organization such as the United Kennel Club, the popularity of this stable, family-friendly dog is truly staggering. A Labrador Retriever has the kind of versatility that other dogs only dream of. He can be a companion, show dog, hunting dog, canine athlete, guide dog, service dog, sniffer dog, search and rescue dog, and therapy dog. He enjoys jogging, boating, swimming, hiking and more. If it’s active, outdoors and with his people, the Lab is ready and willing to participate in any activity.
Well, there you have it. Ten purebred dog breeds that Americans hold fondest in their hearts. Well, at least according to numbers. Were you surprised by any of the dogs on this list? What breeds do you think should be in the top 10? If you like this list, please take a moment to like and subscribe. And as always, catch ya next time.