Top Ten Best Dog Breeds

The Top Ten
1 German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.

The German shepherd dog is a herding breed known for its courage, loyalty, and guarding instincts. This breed makes an excellent guard dog, police dog, military dog, guide dog for the blind, and search and rescue dog. For many families, the German shepherd is also a treasured family pet.

German Shepherds are called mean and aggressive dogs. While poorly bred and poorly trained German Shepherds can be aggressive dogs. German Shepherds are very loyal dog and protective but can be so nice and sweet! I have a German Shepherd named Sadie and she's so nice! Wary of strangers, she always tends to be more friendly when she sees that the person is a good person like my neighbors or friends! She only bit ONE person and it was a neighborhood thief and he was out side trying to get in and she barked so loud she woke up everybody and the thief got caught!

I have a mini schnauzer and German shepherd and I think they are both super cute. The GS is called Ollie and the MS is called Sam. Ollie is a lot easier to train but I have to admit, Sam is very adorable! I think if you had a family and wanted te best dog option that would suit a family lifestyle - definitely get a GS because they are super easy to train and a puppy GS is the cutest thing I have ever seen istg! They don't bite or jump (unless there is a burglar, they can bite the intruder) but other than that, they will not hurt you intentionally.

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

2 Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever, also Labrador, is a sporting dog bred for aquatic game. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Labrador Retrievers are one of the most recognizable breeds of dogs. Even people who aren't dog lovers can recognize a Lab! They make great therapy dogs, service dogs and guide dogs, gun dogs retrieving upland game and fowl, search and rescue dogs, and are the best all-around family dog.

I don't have a dog but my friend has one and she is really cute. She has cute eyes, although they do shed a lot I heard, mainly in the summer.

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...

My Labrador retriever is the sweetest dog ever! If you are feeling down she will come over and put her head and paw on your lap. If she licks you once that means I LOVE YOU. If she does it twice that means DINNER TIME. If she does it 3 or more, that means you have chicken on your face! ;)

3 Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

The Golden Retriever is the most popular , most loyal , loving and affectionate dog breed . I grew up with a beautiful golden Retriever her name was Lizzy then she became a mother to 9 golden Retriever puppies ! Now I have another Golden Retriever her name is Tiger Lilly but is Lilly for short. Goldens are wonderful family friendly dogs .

I really like the Golden Retriever , I grew up having a golden Retriever named Lizzy and now I have another golden Retriever named Lilly and she is a handful and she gets into trouble constantly . Also The Golden Retriever is known to have really cute puppies .

I have an adorable Golden Retriver puppy named Sunny. She is the kindest, sweetest, nicest dog. She sits on my lap and runs around all day. She's really friendly and well behaved. Should be number one, but I also love German shepards...hm...

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

4 Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.

Siberian Huskies are probably best-known for their incredible sled-pulling skills, but these doggies aren't all business! They indeed make excellent working dogs—they were originally bred to help the Chukchi people of Siberia hunt more efficiently—but they're seriously sweet, friendly, and loyal cuddle bugs, too.

The Siberian Husky is a worker dog, meaning that it wants a task to do. Taking it on walks is the most manageable one. These dogs need exercise often, especially if you live in a small house. Huskies also have a high predatory instinct, meaning that most of them will attack any living moving thing that's smaller than them, including small dogs and babies. It will take time for a Husky to get used to a smaller companion around, but to avoid any problems, muzzle it if you have him/her around small dogs or children often and always keep it on a leash. Overall, a Husky is a fantastic dog. They are friendly towards humans, but just be cautious about their natural instinct. You must be aware if they ever feel threatened. Huskies are also very stubborn and hard-headed. Showing them that you are the alpha may take some time.

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!

My friend has 3 husky’s and whenever I go to her house as soon as I step through the door I get a big ol mouthful of fur and get bombarded with licks and love. Heaven, am I right?

5 Border Collie The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep.

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!
-doglover0901

One of the best dogs ever, I love how loyal and friendly they are! I am hoping to get one, and they are the overall best dog if they are mixed with a Bernese mountain dog!
-AnimalsAreTheBest

Border Collies are so intelligent, they make almost every other dog breed seem retarded by comparison. They're faithful & loyal to their families or owner, making excellent "seach and rescue" & "seeing eye" dogs. They're super athletic, unequalled in herding ability and also excelling at every type of dog sport. They are brave and aren't afraid to accomplish dangerous tasks. Having unrivelled stamina, they are always ready and willing to work (even when it involves getting dirty or wet). Yet, no matter what task they're performing, they always retain a distinctive gracefullness in their movement. They are a kind and sensitive breed, yet are not afraid to protect their families if called upon... Oh, I almost forgot, they also make adorable puppies. What more do you want people, vote Border Collie!

My friend had this dog and she was super nice, sweet, friendly, fluffy, soft, great with kids, great with other dogs and just awesome.

6 Beagle The Beagle is a breed of small-sized hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The Beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare.

The beagle is best known for rabbit hunting, although the breed also has been used to hunt animals as diverse as jackals and wild pigs. Although some beagles are still used individually or in packs for hunting, most beagles today are lovable house pets.

I have cute beagle puppy named taco. Taco is funny and adorably cute. When she knows she is in trouble she looks sad and flops her ears.

I have a dog his name is Bo he is a beagle mix and he is the SWEETEST he still has his puppy eyes even though he's an adult and so Funny he is VERY fast and when he knows he is in trouble he just walks away. It's pretty funny, and beagles (Well, mine is a mix so not sure) are %100 going to make you laugh. My dog knows when I'm sad and he will just lay his chin on my knee when I'm sad. We found him in a shelter (I don't know if it was No-kill or not) and he was so sad looking out the bars hoping to get adopted and we adopted him. He is so loyal. This may not be completely what a beagle looks like because mine is a mix.

Beagles are of the following.

Extremely cute.
Loyal
Long living.
Funny
Protective. ( My beagle still barks at people walking in front of our house.)

7 Pug The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles. However, Pugs have difficulty breathing, due to their extreme head shape. ...read more.

I am fully aware that pugs have issues due to how they were bred, but imagine if we humans found them just simply ugly and they still had these problems. I am very sure they would have to live their life in misery. In a way, pugs are very lucky people find them cute so we can give them a good life

Aren't pugs in horrible pain most of their lives? They might be gentle and loving, but other dogs are too. Just because they're cute doesn't mean people should breed them so their lives are miserable.

A group of pugs is called a grumble. Pugs can live 12 – 15 years. Unlike many dog breeds, Pugs were not bred to perform a task. They are not hunters, guard dogs, or retrievers; instead, they are companion dogs. Pug owners will often refer to them as their “shadow” because of the way their Pug will follow them around.

I have pugs. Absolutely the most gentle loving dog there is. Great with kids. If you want a best friend pugs are it. They do need some extra care due to those folds and larger eyes. I have found they do best in pairs or another dog in the house. Especially while their humans are away from home. The do not like to be alone.

8 Rough Collie The Rough Collie is a long coated breed of medium to large size dog that in its original form was a type of collie used and bred for herding in Scotland.

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!

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 4 years old now. He has many many dog friends, walks off leash 99% of the time, never has a problem being alone in the house, stays off the furniture, is extremely friendly, children and puppies love him. He talks a lot when people first come over but he settles down quickly. He's the best buddy. Collies are vastly underrated. They are without a doubt one of the best breeds to own, loyal, friendly, perceptive, and gentle.

Collies are voted one of the most loyal dog breeds, and for a good reason too. They are geniuses and full of pure energy! I love all dogs, but collies are so awesome! Love them so so so much! Get a collie, you won't regret it!

9 American Pit Bull Terrier The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog breed. It is a medium-sized, solidly-built, short-haired dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles.

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

It really is such a terrible shame that this incredibly loving and loyal dog has the unfair reputation of being dangerous. At one point in my life several years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of dating a girl who had a pet Pit Bull and I absolutely fell in love with it. Once the girl and I stopped dating, I found myself more broken up over not being able to see and be around the Pit Bull on a daily basis than I was over the girl I just broke up with. From that day on I've quite eagerly desired having a Pit Bull of my own living in my house. Unfortunately however society's unfairly labeled stereotype of the American Pit Bull Terrier has caused my wife to be far too fearful of an incident occurring to adopt the incredibly remarkable breed. For now...

American Pitbull Terriers are as loyal as they come. The exact reason they are feared and disregarded is what makes them great when cared for adequately and properly. The fact that this breed typically is trained for fighting says nothing more than that they are acknowledged as one of the toughest, strongest and most athletic breeds in existence both physically and mentally, and that they are willing to run through hell and back seeking to earn that sweet moment of love and happiness from the pack leader. This breed is the true underdog... Disrespected and neglected for reasons completely out of their paws. As American as it gets. Great breed, GREAT breed.

Anybody who's never owned one and is scared that "Oh, they're not trustworthy," doesn't even know what they're like and has no right to judge them. The media wants us to think of them as monsters who will hunt you down, but those people act like we never did anything to them. NOT TRUE. Humans beat them into submission for entertainment, and now that we could stop that, people are still doing it, and what do you expect? Them to be completely peaceful after generations of cruel treatment, after people wanted them to be vicious? This war can be ended, it isn't going to be easy, but I think we can do it. Don't believe the rumors. It's a myth that they can lock their jaws. Don't buy into that stuff. SUPPORT THE PITBULLS.
*Drops Mic* thank you for coming to my ted talk have a nice day

10 Great Dane The Great Dane is a large German breed of domestic dog known for its giant size. The German name of the breed is Deutsche Dogge, or German Mastiff.

Great Danes descend from mastiff-like dogs that were bred by German nobility to protect country estates and hunt wild boar. In the 18th century, Great Danes were prestigious guardians of estates and carriages. They were also popular with the upper class for sport, as few other dogs could bring down a wild boar.

They are calm dogs who are great with kids and they are extremely smart. Only problem is they don’t live very long due to their size.

Everybody likes little dogs. LITTLE. I don't understand it! I had a great dane a longggggggggggggggggggggg time ago- since I was born. It lived the longest time and was the best dog ever. I would do anything to be with it again. It was the best friend I ever had. Please consider that odg sizes do not matter. <3

These dogs are do cute no one wants because of its huge size but it act like it is as smal as a pea and sit on your LAP! They curl up on their beds in winter and stretch out on their beds in summer they get so cold in winter we have to put on dog jerseys and they look ADORABLE! They are so protective over you and their house and of course their beds and is unlikely someone is going to burgal your house with dogs the size of horses because they don't realize that these dogs are so scared of everything even WATER! These dogs should be higher up the list like first. I have two Great Danes and the one,Portia,we got for free because she was a rescue her owner was murderded and no one realized,so the 15 Great Danes had no food or water and Portia's granny jumped over the fence and brought chickens for the dogs and they finally got rescued! One of the dogs were pregnant at the time and had lots of babies, we bought one named Django (we named it) but he had an auto immune disease and died at ...more

The Contenders
11 Dachshund The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed with floppy ears, and short fur. Although, this Dog, which comes in a variety of colours, is not hypoallergenic.

Dachshunds are intelligent dogs with an independent nature and playful spirit. Because of this, they can be mischievous. Be patient, firm, and consistent when training them. Because they were bred for hunting, they can exhibit some behaviors that are related to that.

Cute little guys. I have Dachshund named Homer, had he is sixteen HUMAN years old, mostly blind and deaf but, a great friend who will not stop following my mom.

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

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!

12 Rottweiler The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

This is without a doubt my favorite dog breed. I personally wouldn’t want to own one, but I still love it. It really doesn’t deserve a bad reputation. And some people say it LOOKS scary, but in my opinion it doesn’t look scary at all. They are cute, and I love big dogs. And they have really awesome looking colors to! People love chihuahuas and stuff, but chihuahuas are actually much meaner than Rottweilers. Most of this applies to pit bulls as well.

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 had three generations of Rotts and with their puppies... They all went to good homes where I later heard the vets were so impressed with their good nature. My last Rottweiler was Rosie and she was just the best! We bought a Wheaten Terrier female and that gave more life to Rosie. So she lived to 13 years old! However, because of their profuse shedding we have stayed with the Wheaten who also have a marvelous fun personality!

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

13 Jack Russell Terrier The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting. It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated.

Jack Russell's are the greatest dogs ever, our dog spike wasnt just the funniest, bravest, stupidest, most loyal dog, he was also my best friend

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.

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.

They are the greatest camping/hiking companions! With so much energy and an amazing sense of adventure, as long as they come when you call them, they're the greatest little friends and will follow you anywhere! The greatest friends you could have!

14 Shiba Inu

My Shiba Inu, Sky, is the best dog ever! Besides being cute, she is smart, kind, and sweet. I reccmaond them for dog owners who can train them.

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!

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.

15 Corgi

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.

Always wanted a corgi! They are probably my favorite dog aesthetically. They exude happiness & seeing one just makes you happy too. 😊 Plus, they seem to have a lovely temperament.

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.
-Pink

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!
Frenchy

16 Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later a sled dog.

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!

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.

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!

They are the sweetest, kindest, most devoted dogs and they are capable of incredible things. They are so beautiful and great with kids and other pets. They are so intelligent and trainable, if you want a dog, get an Alaskan Malamute and I promise you won't regret it.

17 Akita

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.

If you're into Pokemon... This is the Charizard of dog breeds. Highly independent and naturally territorial. Simply put, if you want a no funny business attitude and fearlessness from your four legged companion... Look no further than an Akita. Also understand these dogs are very trainable as they are very smart. To put their IQ into perspective, these dogs are one of the few breeds known to remain quiet when there is an intruder on it's property and Akitas hold no prisoners. If you want peace and prosperity, don't tread on an Akita's turf.

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 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.

18 Dalmatian The Dalmatian is a breed of large dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.

These dogs make loyal friends especially to firemen . This breed of dog is very beautiful and they have gorgeous puppies . these dogs are loyal , trusting , adorable when they are puppies, loving and my all time favorite dog breed

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!

Like huskys Dalmatian were my favourite dogs I'm a massive fan of paw patrol and my favourite charter is Marshall and he's a Dalmatian puppy

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).

19 American Cocker Spaniel The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK.

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!

My cocker spaniel has just turned 2, I was bought him at a birthday pre stn for my 17th birthday and at 4 weeks old I fell head over heels, after picking him up a few weeks later we have become the best of friends. The most caring, loving and family friendly dog you could ever come across! He is great with children, the elderly and everyone in between! I was distraught when I moved away to uni this september and I couldn't cuddle him everyday, but it makes every time I come home just that more special! I grew up with my grandparents labradors, and I never thought I would love another breed of dog ask ugh.. until I met to cockers! Such fantastic dogs!

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!
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I have a black American cocker spaniel and is by far the most loyal, caring and lovely natured dog! If the front door is left open he will just sit there and it won't even cross his mind to run away. We also have lots of friends who have young children and we have had occasions where the kid has lifted themself off the ground by grabbing our dogs ears, which the dog just moaned a little but didn't bite (as other dogs would probably do). Great with my kids and a fantastic family pet!

20 Boxer The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn, mahogany, black or brindled, with or without white markings, and white.

I'm going to start out this comment by stating one, simple fact: I am not a squishy-faced dog person, so, quite frankly, Boxers are ugly to me. That is my opinion, and I will stand by it. However, what the animals lack in looks, they make up for tenfold by their wonderful personalities. The Boxer is sweet, kind, loyal, playful and (supposedly) intelligent. They are great with kids and other animals if they are socialized frequently at a young age. My opinion probably doesn't count for much, as I have never owned a boxer, nor have I been particularly attached to the breed up until late, but my family is adopting a little Boxer pup in about two weeks, give or take, so I've been doing my research and they honestly seem like amazing animals. While the Boxer doesn't have the looks I like in dogs, they have everything else, and I am proud to say that I will be becoming a boxer owner soon. Stay safe y'all, and wear your masks!

Boxers should be top 3. They are very loyal to there owners and are you can leave home alone with a kid and if somebody breaks in boxers will defend their owner.

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

Boxers! Also known as the German Boxer a highly intelligent breed that can hold its prey very well due to there underbite. These dogs are playful a great family dog! I know from experience I am a proud Boxer mom! Best dog by far I very much think these dogs should be much higher on the list higher 12 although that is very good considering there is hundreds of dogs on the list. As stated earlier boxers are great family dogs they are awesome with kids and are very tolerant weather its tail pulling ear petting (sometimes dogs don't like there ears pet) they are great dog I may post more later but right now I need to go! Again please vote for Boxers!

-A proud Boxer mom!

21 Australian Shepherd

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

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!

They are so cuddly when you get home they give you a big kiss I have had other dogs in my life but I truly think this dog was the one for me he has been my best friend for a year and were already so close but a heads up not a good breed for begginer trainers once they are trained there the best if you have these dogs don't give up on them all they need is trainer exercise and most importantly a FRIEND SOMEONE TO LOVE THEM! this is a great breed your life will be 100 times more happy with this breed make them feel wanted hit vote for them they would love it if you did thanks for reading hope you vote lets bring aussie to the top

Australian Shepherds are really sweet dogs, but they can be very shy. My friend has one and she has to lock him in her room whenever they have a party because he gets anxiety. I work with one named Ray and she is really cute but boy, is she a piece of work 😂.

22 Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills.

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.

I study dogs for a living and I work at an animal shelter, and I know for a fact that they will bark at anything that moves. Unless they are trained and treated with proper care. Small puppies, get bigger. (Not too big)

They are so cute! Smash64 doesn't know what they're talking about. Maybe because they're so jealous they don't get one.

23 Poodle The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy.

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!

Poodles are the most amazing dogs ever! They have the astonishing athleticism, are extremely affectionate, incredibly intelligent(it is not uncommon to feel they are smarter than you) and they are quite silly and know they are the life of the party. I wish the stereotype that poodles are snobby would end because they are quite the opposite and are the most down to earth dogs ever. Also an interesting fact:poodles were actually from Germany where they were used as hunting dogs.

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!

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!

24 St. Bernard The St. Bernard or St Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from Swiss Alps and north Italy and Switzerland, originally bred for rescue.

These are the best and should be top 10. They're so loving and don't mind the cold. They let you lay on them. They're perfect for families. I had one that was a tripod. Only three legs and she thrived. And strived to make us happy. Dog size DOES NOT MATTER.

This is a very sad story, so brace yourself! On Christmas Eve, I got the cutest St. Bernard puppy ever! Hans on the other hand, is a German Shepherd who is very sweet. Sadly, my puppy loved to chew on things and so only one hour after we got her, Hans killed the sweet puppy.*SOB* I have never ever cried that hard in my entire life! In my opinion, St. Bernard’s are the best type of dog you can ever get! They are incredibly underrated because not that many people want a dog that big. Every single dog list I go on, Golden retrievers or German Shepherds are always number one! St. Bernard’s RULE! ( that story might not of been that sad to a lot of people, but it definitely was to me! )

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.

A famous story states a boy starving and freezing to death, a saint Bernard saved him and many other people in need! they are also adorable and very loyal

25 Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. The original name of this breed was Shetland Collie, but this caused controversy among the Rough Collie breeders at the time, so the breed's name was formally changed to Shetland Sheepdog.

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.

Extremely intelligent, my dog is a whippet x Shetland sheepdog and she is the smartest thing around. I have researched the Shetland sheepdog more since my dog is a crossing of it. It’s extremely loyal and cute. It’s smart and energetic and extremely athletic and great for agility, it makes me proud that my dog is a crossing of it.

I was never really into dogs much, was always more of a cat person until my mom got a sheltie. She was nothing like other dogs I've met. I've always found dogs in general to be kinda stressful to be around but the sheltie is so sweet and gentle. She never even chased other animals but tried to take care of them. They are angels.

I'm more of a cat person from my perspective cause you don't have to take them out in a snow storm so they can go poop but one of our neighbors has one collie and she is GORGOUSEand beautiful! She's been here as long as I can remember and she is so sweet! After being with her for so long my fave dog breed became a collies!

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