Dogs have made themselves and essential part of human life. From their early days as utility animals to the more modern role as companion animals, dogs have evolved alongside man, rightfully earning his name of “man’s best friend”. Across Australia alone, the canine population is estimated at 4.8 million, with 52 percent of all dogs being purebred. Hi, welcome to Animal Facts. Today we look at the Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Australia.
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Once nearly extinct, the Rottweiler has become one of the most popular dog breeds. The Rottweiler is strong and true, with a loving heart. Affectionately called Rotties or Rotts, a well-bred Rottweiler is calm and confident. He’s a natural guard dog with a mellow disposition who is successful, not only in police and military work but also as a family friend and protector.
The miniature schnauzer, a dog who’s got it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, and a personality that’s twice as big as he is. Throw in that mustache and quivering enthusiasm, and he’ll make you laugh daily. With a Miniature Schnauzer in the house, you’ll never be alone.
8. American Staffordshire Terrier
Loyal, fun-loving, fearless and affectionate, American Staffordshire Terriers (sometimes called Amstaffs) bring great joy to their families. Often confused with Pit Bull Terriers, the two breeds share an ancestral bloodline and were originally bred to fight, but the American Staffordshire line has become much more gentle in the last 100 years. Despite their reputation as an aggressive breed, the Amstaff is a true family dog. Loving and playful, this breed will play with children in the yard, then happily snuggle with mom and dad on the couch.
The quintessential lap dog, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a loyal, people pleaser that loves to be around his owners. With his flowing fur and soft brown eyes, it’s hard to resist his charm. Known for his friendliness and affection, he loves nothing more than cuddling up with you. He’s energetic, affectionate, intelligent and has an endearing devotion.
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 loving pats from almost everyone they meet.
He’s fun, he’s energetic, he’s intelligent and he loves his people. The Border Collie, originally bred to gather and control sheep, is a people-oriented family dog and versatile working dog.
They are popular as family, guard, performance, police, military, and service dogs. There isn’t much this dog can’t do. Synonymous with intelligence, German shepherds dogs are easy to train, learning many simple commands in as little as five repetitions.
Playful, smart, adaptable, and completely irresistible, just a few choice words that accurately describe the French Bulldog. The Frenchie will make you laugh. He’s a charming, clever dog with a sense of humor and a stubborn streak. Bred for centuries as a companion, he’s gained so much popularity that he’s fast becoming the city-dwellers’ dog of choice.
Despite a formidable appearance, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a lover, not a fighter, well, not anymore. He is gentle, docile, easy to care for and always seeking a good time. He needs two things close human companionship and a chance to play.
The Labrador Retriever has long been regarded as the most suitable pet throughout the world. Especially suited for hunting and often trained to hunt with gun sportsmen, the Lab has rightfully earned the title of a “gun dog.” It is a remarkable working companion that is used for various purposes, such as physical assistance and personal protection. However, its loyalty and friendly temperament also make the Lab an outstanding pet.
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