Dogs are among the most popular pets in the world, but which is the most popular dog breed. Most sources share the same list of dogs referring to the American Kennel Club. Here is the list:
10 Shih Tzu
DNA analysis placed the ancestors of today’s Shih Tzu breed in the group of “ancient” breeds indicating “close genetic relationship to wolves”.( the prehistoric Chinese wolf, the “Senji”).Originated in China, the breed is well distinguishable for its coat.
Originating from Germany, nowadays this breed is with growing popularity. It is officially found in different sizes and many coat colors, but there is no one standard as various organizations recognize it differently. Poodles also used for creating of new sub-breeds.
The Dachshund’s origin goes back to ancient Egypt. It is also very recognizable for its long body and short legs. Dachshunds come in three sizes, but for his proportions it is described as “a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long”. It is very playful but when bored may become aggressive and destructive.
The Bulldog is a heavy muscular dog with a distinctive pushed-in nose. There are various types of this breed. It is very aggressive and breeders have worked to reduce it. Generally, Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and pets.
The boxer was developed in Germany, bred from the Old English Bulldog and the now extinct Bullenbeisser It is a breed of stocky, large-sized, short-haired dog. This active, bright, energetic and playful breed a is among the most popular dogs.
Although beagle-type dogs have existed for over 2,000 years, the modern breed was developed in Great Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier. It is a breed of small to medium-sized dog.
Beagles are excellent with children and this is one of the reasons they have become popular family pets.
4 Golden Retriever
It was originally cross of a yellow-coloured Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel female dog (now extinct). It is described in the standard as “kindly, friendly and confident”.They are equally amiable with both strangers and those familiar to them. It ranks fourth in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs following the Border Collie, Poodle, and German Shepherd Dog.
3 Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England. Though small, the Yorkshire Terrier is active, loves attention, very overprotective. It is also popular for shows as it’s long coat is very attractive and distinguished.
2 German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog developed in Germany. They are bred specifically for their intelligence. German Shepherds are highly active dogs, and described in breed standards as self-assured. The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. Shepherds have a loyal nature and bond well with people they know.
And the number one:
1 Labrador Retriever
The modern Labrador’s ancestors originated on the island of Newfoundland. Labradors have a reputation as a very even-tempered breed and an excellent family dog. This includes a good reputation with children of all ages and other animals. They have very excellent sense of scent and are also known to have a very soft feel to the mouth, as a result of being bred to retrieve game such as waterfowl.
There is a great deal of variety among Labradors.
About 10 % of all dog registrations are labradors.
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