Top Ten Best Dog Breeds
The Top Ten
German Shepherds get a bad rap because there have been instances of the dogs biting people(they have one of the strongest set of jaws out of any dog breed), but if you take care of them and give them love, you'll find a very rewarding experience. In reality, most German Shepherds are giant puppies at heart. They are also extremely intelligent. My German Shepherd, Gunner, figured out how to enter the house by opening the screen door with his nose!
However, this dog breed is definitely not for inexperienced or busy dog owners. They require a lot of exercise, and they can get hyperactive and destructive if they are kept in a small space for too long. They are especially destructive as puppies. They also shed a lot once winter ends (They need to shed their winter coat to prepare them for the warm summers, so get used to picking up large hair balls around your yard come early spring). And even friendly German Shepherds can hurt you on accident (ex. Stepping on your foot) as they ...more
that's cute! I am going to allowed to get a new dog when a move, my dad is thinking of moving somewhere with land
German Shepherds are a very good breed. I know someone who has 2 German Shepherds and they are very obedient.
I have a 5 year old pure bred German Shepherd and he is the smartest dog I have ever seen. I taught him how to shake in 3 days, he learned how to open the door in the boot room, so did my other German shepherd though. I have had 7 German shepherds growing up and none of them were ever hard to train or just didn't listen. The two dogs that we had that weren't German shepherds were the only dogs we did have troubles with so we stick to German shepherds now. Our neighbors had 2 border collies and they always came onto our property, they never listened even when we heard our neighbor calling them to come home. I have seen border collies be hard to train all the time, I mean not all dogs are perfect. One of my friends has a German shepherd who is really stupid. So you can't just judge on the breed, every dog had a different personality. But for me I have had a way better experience with German shepherds. Border collies can be smarter but for trainer German shepherds are less hyper usually ...more
The German Shepherd is great with kids and is very energetic!
Labs are great family dogs and are very loyal and proud. I know 2 English Labs very well and they are both super sweet.
I had two labs, both yellow labs one died, not because of pit bull, I will tell you story. I used to live in Hampton bays, while I was on vaca with my family, two pit bulls went over to my house and attacked my poor dog who is 14 and his name is Casey. When I went home, it was so sad because his ear was ripped and had old blood, it was extremely sad. He was a lab. My family got Rosie, a dog who is protective and is awesome, but barks at a person if she's unfamiliar with that person. Then I got lucky about a year after Casey died, And Lucky Is Seriously THE BEST DOG IN THE WORLD MEANING CUTE WISE but his eyes are not that good like if I throw up a treat five feet away from him, it takes two to eight seconds to see the treat, I have to point it to him. He is so cute. My family also had a Beagal...
In my opinion they are THE BEST DOG EVER! Super sweet, friendly, playful, mellow, ALL OF THE ABOVE. I love black labs best. Why? No idea, I just do.
OMG! I have one and she is the sweetest! She loves everyone and everything. She loves to go swimming and rarely barks or jumps.
I loved my Golden Retriever. His name was Lucky Storm, and he was the sweetest thing ever. Whenever I came home from a long, stressful day, he always came up to me with the biggest smile on his face and licked me until I burst into laughter. When I was in bed, he came up next to me and kept me warm. I cannot thank him enough for being my best friend throughout most of my life, and for the one time he did something I can never repay him for. Before I got him, I had a netherland dwarf bunny named Twitcher who looks like a literal angel (he is white with blue, not red, eyes). One day, I accidentally left the door open. Twitcher, like all animals, I believed should be able to walk around the house as he pleased, and this is what he did when he escaped out the front door. The next morning, when he was gone, I went outside and searched the entire neighborhood, finding no trace of my beloved rabbit. I came inside and nearly cried, I was so upset (keep in mind that I had this rabbit for about ...more
Golden retrievers look really cool. It's a shame I can't have one because my sister is severely allergic to dogs.
Golden retrievers are the best! I want one so badly! Not only are they cute, they are loyal and playful too! Golden Retrievers should be number 1!
I used to know a golden retriever! He was so nice and I liked to lay in the grass with him but he was my neighbors and he moved away so I don't see him. Also two golden puppies come for walks near my house! I love this breed!
Huskies are an awesome animal, they are everyone's friend! A Husky is a beautiful dog, one of the most if you ask me. They have striking eyes, blue, green, brown or even topaz. They are also one of the few breeds that can have bi-eyes. Bi-eyes are when they have different colored eyes, like one blue, one brown. They come in all colors. White, Black and white, grey and white, light orange-red and white, dark copper and white. These dogs need lots of exercise and space though and need patience to train. They are very intelligent too. My favourite breed!
Siberian Huskies are great companions and are very helpful. I know a service dog that is a Siberian Husky and he will tolerate about anything.
Siberian Husky is a beautiful and majestic looking dog breed.
My step sister has husky, and he is great with her kids and is super sweet!
These dogs are so smart that if It needed to learn how to do taxes it could.
My friend had this dog and she was super nice, sweet, friendly, fluffy, soft, great with kids, great with other dogs and just awesome.
these dogs are very sweet and love everyone, however, they have to find good owners, considering that:
-they are the #1 smartest dog breed
-they are also VERY active
they need someone who has at least a HUGE garden. They also usually do not get along with other dogs, considering that they want their owner/s to themselves, but however early socialization can help. when you are thinking of getting a dog, and you live in an apartment, or a small house with a small garden, THIS dog breed is NOT the dog breed for you. they also love agility, herding and more, so if you have a hyper border collie, try teaching them!
Border collies are lots of fun they are funny and sweet and adorable and compassionate if I said all the things nice about them it would take a day they are great working dogs. my dog was funny when she was little when she didn't go to her pen we would run around and bleat like a sheep to get her in her pen. we let my old border collie run around and she came back with a squirrel in her teeth. border collies are great dogs my other one was afraid of string instruments and my brother strummed his guitar and she ran and hid in the drier and looked out to see if it was safe. border collies are great dogs so please please please VOTE FOR THEM
Don't get me started on beagles! They're just the best! I've had many beagles and they're super nice and friendly and cuddly and just AWESOME!
They are very smart and loyal. Will do anything for a treat exept bath.
I simply love beagles they are my #1 favorite breed I mean just look at it!
I had a Beagle and she was by far the most loving creature I've ever come across. Not only are they loving, but they are also very loyal and charismatic. Beagles have a lot of personality and are very fun to be around. They're very playful and love to please. They also have a great sense of smell which is good for tracking things down and hunting. They're energetic and stubborn at times but are very entertaining and happy animals when given lots of love.
Should be #1 because they are a great pet for the family and unlike 1 2 and 3 they are not big It might be just me but I don't like big dogs I'd rather have them be small or medium than big so yea at least put the pug in the top 5
One of my friends loves pugs! In fact he looks like a pug! Pugs are so ugly they're cute!
PUGS ARE AMAZING! They are so hopelessly stupid that it makes them the best creature to touch the face of the planet. My pug is the best dog in the universe, and he once beat both a German shepherd, chihuahua, and a golden retriever in a fight at once!
Ooh! Pug is flattered! (Blush)
I love most, if not all, dogs for unique reasons for every one.
Pit bull(s) (terriers) are wonderful dogs, or at least the ones I gotten to know.
Some people have good reason to hate these dogs, believe me. Big dogs in general can be dangerous due to weight and stronger, bigger jaws. Pit bulls are no exception.
There's some history to pit bulls. Apparently, there was a kind of blood-sport called "bull-baiting" where this hardy breed of dog was "pit" against bulls for cruel entertainment purposes. That might be where the "pit bull" has gotten its name.
Anyways, breed does not determine temperament. What determines how a dog behaves is training, care, and maybe even personality or genetics, though the last one is probably not true.
Don't blame a dog for his bad or aggressive behavior, blame the owners for their ignorance. Did you know that some people will use dogs merely as an "accessory"? There are people out there who own these large dog breeds and "train" them ...more
I truly do believe "There are no bad dogs, only bad owners". People are afraid of these dogs because of all the overblown BS on the news! A dog will NEVER attack for no reason. People get bit for multiple reasons and in the end, it's the OWNER'S fault for letting the incident happen. All these stories on the news about Pit Bulls attacking people have no backstory. How do we know that half of the dogs that attacked people weren't trained to attack people? How do we know the owner isn't some drug addicted, dog fighter? How do we know the dog was never abused before the incident? We don't! That's the issue! We have no backstory on the dog's past life and instead people just go ahead and judge the entire breed. Think about it. Just because ONE Pit Bull bit somebody, are the remaining 1,000,000 going to bite someone too? No! You can't judge a dog by it's entire breed. I mean you can, you can judge anyone by anything, but that doesn't mean you'll get accurate results judging ...more
Pitbulls are judged because of a few bad stories, but what people don't seem to realize is that it's not the dog breed itself that is bad it's the people who own the dog and raise it to be the way it is. If a pitbull has a mean and hateful owner then, yes, it will be aggressive. On the other hand if the pitbull is raised correctly in a loving home, they can be the sweetest family pet you will ever have. They are great dogs around children and strangers and they actually make terrible guard dogs because they are so friendly.
I love American Pit Bull Terriers. I probably love them so much because I own 2 and they are both super sweet...but kinda naughty.
Best dog breed in the world! They are loyal, funny, kind, and like to burrow in whatever they can find. Dachshunds will always be my favorite dog breed!
Loyal, loving, intelligent... they do get lonely and really relate to their own breed. They’re great in pairs
Abraham Lincoln, David Bowie, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, George Harrison, Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater... the list goes on and on ...all these people owned Dachshunds. Best dog on the planet
HOW IS THIS NINE!?!? THINK OF ALL THE FAMOUS DACHSHUND MEMES!
Mini-Dachshund in hot dog bun
Dachshund stuck in sweater
Dachshund that poops in house after a one hour walk
THEN VOTE! The glory of dachshunds is at stake! DO IT FOR THE TINY WIGGLES!
I have 1 year old mini dachshund I've had since she was a teeny pup. Let me say this: SHE'S the BEST. She's loyal, and is always at somebody's heels and never leaves your side. She doesn't tolerate being alone for long periods of time well though, but she doesn't chew thankfully. She's so hyper that she runs around the couch like a madman for fun and is constantly jumping around. No, she doesn't bark at all unless there's a stranger. Trust me, wiener dogs are the way to go!
Oh I love these dogs. One of the older kids at my school has one and they are so nice!
My absolute favorite dog breed, I own Smooth Collies currently, but in the past I have owned a beautiful, sweet sable girl named Avalon. And my grandma has always owned tricolor males. From my experience, they are very patient and sweet dogs. When Avalon was middle aged, my cousin was around 2-4 years old, and Avy would love to grab a toy, and run in circles around the table in the middle of the living room, enjoying my cousin chasing after her. She would also stop every once in a while to let her catch up. My sable Smooth that I own right now does the same thing, yet unfortunately there is really nobody young in the household that will play with her the way she wants to play, except for me and my other tri smooth, Starla. It is generally very unlikely for them to have aggression issues, yet they are often shy towards strangers. They are good in households with small animals such as cats, rabbit and chickens, enless they are a working dog living on a farm. But, they are vocal breeds, ...more
My rough collie is the sweetest dog ever! She has so much patience for all the kids that come in and out of the house daily. She's extremely smart and loyal. No matter where I go she will follow me. There's no need for a leash with this baby girl! It doesn't matter where we go she stays within eyesight, even at the dog park with all the temptation of the other dogs running and jumping around, she still would rather wait for me to do laps with her then join in with her canine friends and all their antics! I've always loved the beauty disposition of the Rough Collie and have had several own my heart over the years! I don't think my home would be complete without the companionship of this wonderful breed!
Just have to give a shout out to "Lassie" counterpart; all breeds of collie are amazing in general, especially this regal-looking breed and they love people!
A big, sweet, slobbery Great Dane! I would never be lonely and I would get way more exercise!
wish I had one then I could ride it to school instead of the bus
Don't get me wrong, I love cats so much! But, my golden retriever, Daisy, and Great Dane, Joker, and they are both two, they are amazing! Joker is a great guard dog, but he's also super gentle with Coca, my cat with weak motor skills, the disease is called Cerebellar Hypoplasia, and he's fun and playful with Daisy, my lovely golden retriever.
I have a little cute girl great dane named Delilah and she is so cute I mean how can you resist a great dane? They are so big and adorable but like most big dogs they don't live that long which is sad
Rotties are magnificent dogs. They can be very strong and sweet.
If a dog is mean the person raising/training them taught them to do that. Rotties are so sweet and caring, mine named Sypher means the world to me love him with all my heart
I have 3 rottweilers and they are very protective and they can be mean it's just how you raise them. They can also be very playful up until about the age of 6-8 depending on if the dog had a rough life. Rottweilers are known for being protective and having bad hips.
Rottweilers are so nice they should be number one because they are sweet, funny, cute, very, very, smart. And any on that doesn't agree are big fat brats who don't have a life who is a loser they are also hobos. People think Rotties are mean and scary. Well guess what they aren't they only are if they're owner teaches them to they will. And why is that well here because they are LOYAL here that LOYAL. OH and they are the best in the world. Well my dog Xena is she is hot.
I'm sorry, but I don't agree with you because my grandparents have a Rottweiler named Bear, who attacked me when I was younger, and he still hates me very much, due to his old age.
I’m a veterinarian and there is a lady who has three Shiba Inus who come in every Saturday because they all have a genetical problem that makes them need to come get medicine every Saturday, and I can tell you that they are such sweet doggies! They act a lot like cats. The boy, Marky and the two girls Maisie and Maddie love playing ball!
Shiba's are my favorite dogs ever! I have a a black and tan shiba named jamie and he is really good at tricks loves cats but always sneaks things! Then I have a sesame red shiba named opal. she has a black muzzle and she is only 2 years old!
They may be expensive but they are very loyal but independent as they don’t do things that is no point to them. They are also related to huskies which means they are just as ada-yada-bang-bang(adorable).
Shiba Inus have always been my favourite dog breed, I love them! My Shiba puppy Mitzi is so loving, playful, protecting and cute! Shibas are pretty much half-cat, because they are so intelligent, clean and don't stink at all! Everywhere you go with a Shiba, you get positive comments from passers-by because they are just so beautiful.
Jack Russell Terrier are so cute and cheeky! They are the best dogs
Yes yes yes best dog ever! Even though Ronnie is jumpy and energetic he is so fun and although he is only 6 months he's really clever and comes when he's called. He does try to snap sometimes, but it is mostly accidental, and he's really good with strangers.
If you want a long living, fun, caring and sweet dog than this is the choice, my family jack russel is 16 years old and she is still alive and kicking, yes she may have hearing problems and she does have Blatter problems and can't walk up the stairs very well but she is still alive.
If you want an incredibly smart dog who makes you laugh all the time, get a Jack. They usually live long lives and are a very energetic breed. Most are sweet and love to cuddle. Although I have other breeds, I would not be without a Jack in the house.
Have you even read the book Hachiko Waits? Well if you haven't it's about this Akita that waits at the train station for his owner to come back from work everyday. Even after his owner died he stayed at the train station waiting for his owner for years in the same spot he never left, that shows how loyal an Akita can be. People would bring him food and he would greet them, but he never left the spot were he patiently waited for his owner. He even died were he waited.
I have a lot of Akita patients, and I have noticed that they get health problems a lot more than all my other dogs I get in. All of them are super nice dogs, but if you have kids I wouldn’t recommend getting one.
Trustworthy, beautiful, loving, and extremely smart. Tobi was protective of everything on the property and seemed to know if something was a threat. He once grabbed a census worker by the hand and escorted them off our land.
I've had an Akita with me for two years now, she is loyal and protective and I love Ikea so much! Once a person was trying to break into my house and Ikea legit just calmly padded on downstairs while I was upstairs trying to find scissors or something, the doors were open I saw and she picked him up by his "scruff" and dumped him over the gate really hard. HE RAN AWAY FROM HER! Ikea is wonderful and I recommend Ikea to anyone who wants a dog.
I work with Dalmatians a lot and a lot of them can be very aggressive, but also a lot of them are super gentle! I have to admit that they aren’t my favorite dog breed because they are very stubborn, but a lot of my Dalmatian patients are great!
I had a dalmatian once called Marie (Born 26 Jun 2009 - 29 May 2012) who died at the age of 2, I still can't get over it, (Crying).
I think that just because dogs aren't go at times they can be you champions! :):
I had a Dalmatian who smiled. She had the coolest personality.
I had a corgi named Congo and he was so well behaved. He ran away a lot, but He came when I called and learned tricks so well. He always came back when he ran away within 5 minutes. He loved everybody he met and my family loved him for 13 years until he got hit by a car when he ran away and now I'm so sad Congo is gone but he was a cardigan welsh corgi with a brown eye and a blue eye and I miss Congo so much but corgis are great and I got another corgi before coid-19 pandemic and his name is Rider and he is a pembroke welsh corgi and I love him so viva la corgis.
They are so cute. My grandma has a corgi and his name is basil. Corgis have short little legs. Whenever Basil's legs are behind him when he lays down, we call them "drumsticks." I don't know why they aren't on the list. Especially since beagles are on the list. I mean, I like all dogs, but beagles just aren't that cute. At least when they grow up and are an adult. Black corgis usually have little "eyebrows" that are the cutest things ever! Overall, corgis are the best dog breed even when it isn't on the top 10.
By far my most favorite dog, smartest as well. So loyal and able to do so many tricks at your command! I have had many breeds including huskies which I loved but never found one this smart and loyal, never need a leash, will follow you everywhere to the ends of the earth, by far #1 in my book. To say they ROCK is an understatement!
Why place 20 there cute little paws and short legs, pointy ears are to die for and there so active and calm at the same time, believe me, I have one. Also they are good with families and children and they look so cute when they land on there little backs and sleep. They should be in 1 st place! Corgis!
I used to have a French Boxer AND SHE WAS AMAZING I loved her sooo much but sadly her timed had passed
My vote definitely goes to boxers they are a great family dog just so tolerant so good with any and all ages of humans. They are great with humans they require a larger amount of energy than some dogs but they do have a couch potato side to them. They are great jogging buddies. Proper training is required. Boxers tend to get over excited when new people come around the jump up and throw their paws almost boxing! Luckily Boxers are not hard to train just do it while they are young they are great dogs. Boxer come in many different color varieties including fawn brindle and sometimes white. When I was younger and sick my boxers would sit by me the whole time. Boxers may get a bad rap for their intimidating look however they are the sweetest dogs a human could ask for they are great guard dogs when my kids are home alone they go bonkers if the mail man is in front of the house if just they are home they could care less boxers are the amazing! They should be # 1 on this list no second ...more
Loyal, better than pug, pugs have breathing problems because they shouldn't exist.
We have 2, a 10 year old Male & 1 1/2 Female. Both are great dogs, sweet as sweet can be. Best dogs ever.
I work with Cocker Spaniels a lot, and they are super sweet puppies! They are usually great with kids and cats. If you live in a small apartment or have a full time job, Cocker Spaniels are for you!
I love these dogs, and personally, they are one of the cutest dog breeds in the world. reason? look at that characteristic peak on his/her forehead!
One of the best dogs I will ever get but we are going to have to put him down, I'm only 11 and I have had this dog for two years and I will miss him so much
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My Cocker is the sweetest dog I've ever had. He is really old now, 16, and has lost his eye sight. But that doesn't keep him from enjoying our walks everyday.
My only dog was a Yorkshire terrier. He was a very loyal dog, but very lazy Haha. Been 6 years. He was a good friend.
Though expensive and prone to health problems, these wiry canines steal your heart and are paradoxes as they can live a 20+year life span. They are intelligent, loyal, intuitive (truly), and among the most expressive of any breed (both emotionally and physically); watching them romp and play is so much fun!
I have two and they are like big dog in small body. Always try to act fierce and scary but they are just too cute that they end up being cuddled. They are not meant to be left alone at home cause they'll be sad and when you get home they'll be like so crazy for waiting too long.
They are so cute! Smash64 doesn't know what they're talking about. Maybe because they're so jealous they don't get one.
Nice comeback dips***. I have a Siberian Husky and am very happy with it.
My Aussie lived to be 16 and she loved everybody from complete strangers to other dogs and cats. Jenna was her name and she was so so pretty and nice she died from old age but 'she had been around since I was 7 and I loved her so much and when my dad couldn't take are of her anymore she moved in with me to the city when she was 11 and we stayed in the city for 5 years with me but she was amazing and she was so loved. I'm still crying but Jennna is forever in my heart
Aussies are great dogs, my friend has 2 one is about 2 years old and the other one is a little puppy.
I love all dogs there my favorite animals. Like come on I've been wanting one since I was 2. But I'm getting one for me and my brother's birthday! Its going to be a Mini Australian Shepard ( because we don't have the room for a orignial one) And I'm SOOO excited! I know someone who has this adorable dog. Their so smart, playful, Lovable, Adorable, and family oriantated! All in all I can't wait for my baby to come in June!
I really love the markings on aussies! They have so much energy!
Extremely intelligent, fiercely loyal, and amazingly gentle, these gorgeous dogs protect their animal friends and human counterparts equally well.
I have one. My dogs name is Gunner. Look at my profile pic if you want to see mine
Oh and my old dog it was this breed he died at 12 because of kidney failure
My beloved little Shelties, they are conveniently-sized, beautiful, and come in several fancy colors. Shelties are very sweet, gentle, and obedient. A dignified and sensitive breed. They have impeccable house manners. Shelties get along wonderfully with other pets, and they're remarkably polite when meeting other dogs, cats, and people.
Great dog, especially for families.. Although not for everyone. Shed a LOT.. Need a lot of attention from their family, and moderate activity. Need to understand that you will be wiping drool and hair off of everything. Not a big deal after you get used to it. Also, have a reasonably large appetite. All worth it because of their loving, protective nature.
Its absolutely the best breed, great with children and old people. These dogs save many lives in the swiss alps.
Come on doesn't everyone like beethoven?
Seriously guys remember, beethoven?!
I have a Malamute patient, and he is very cute and nice! He really likes belly rubs. They can be really sweet pups!
Best dog ever they are very loyal and look like a wolf. They are so beautiful. They also love kids. Unlike the husky they will listen to what you say instead of finding the point of it. I have a Siberian husky and a melamine and the melamine is a much better dog. Malamutes are definitely a good dog breed they also do well with cats.
Malamutes are just like huskies only a more strong-willed, intelligent, dog who's capable of moving 2,000 pounds... WOW... Malamutes are beautiful, striking dogs and many people want to have one for that reason alone. They are also very friendly, energetic, athletic and independent. Their colours are: Black & White,
Brown & White, Gray & White Sable & White, Seal White, Red/Copper & White... They are magestic! VOTE!
They are very loyal and playful dogs. Unlike his kids they listen to what you say and are easier to train! I have one that is 1 month old and he is so lovable and loves to play. I also have a husky but he just never listens but he is very nice and loving. I love them and they look like wolves!
Poodles are one of my very favorite breeds because all my patience who are poodles are super nice! They get a bad rap because people think that they are mean and sassy, but they can actually be super nice!
People thonk poodles are fancy suck up dogs but by standard poodle Jack and I love meeting people and playing outside for hours. I hated the show clips for a poodle so I gave him a sporting clip and he looks good and he was super nice!
I have a poodle! I think they are beautiful dogs with great personalities! (Most of them anyway,)
If poodles are your least favorite dogs because you think they're suck up and vain, you are 100% wrong. I have a 10 year old miniature poodle at home who I've grown up with. Minnie is super smart, loyal and protective. She may snap occasionally, but she's still my sweet girl. She's a better guard dog than my German Shepard!