Top 10 Best Dog Breeds

Dogs are often called man's best friend, and for good reason. These loyal and affectionate animals have been our companions for centuries, providing us with companionship, protection, and endless amounts of love. With over 300 different dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect furry friend. From tiny lap dogs to large working breeds, there is a dog breed for everyone.

To help us determine the best dog breeds, consider factors such as temperament, trainability, health, and popularity when you are voting.

While every dog is unique and has its own personality, these breeds have consistently shown themselves to be friendly, easy to train, and healthy. Whether you're looking for a cuddly lap dog or an energetic companion for outdoor activities, this list has something for everyone.
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.

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

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

I currently own a 6 month old female and she is incredibly smart. I tell her home and she goes to her dog house. I could put a giant chunk of raw meat in front of her but until I say the word she won't eat it. I have a younger brother that's two and she's really protective of him around strangers, but when I tell her to stand down, she backs off. She'll even bring certain things if you ask her such as pillow, shoes, leash, and goodies bags; basically she's very eager to please. It's easy to see why these amazing dogs are commonly used by military and K9. So far out of all the dogs I've owned or trained, she's my favorite.

You don't need security if you had a German shepherd, they are powerful and gentle not aggressive. They are great companion and best friend. Cute but protective. They may only the 3rd smartest dog but they are the best dog ever. Which dog can do lot of thing like this: lovely, gentle, smart, powerful, protective, best friend, great companion. Poodle & collies is more intelligent but poodle spend your money on there fur without give you any thing like the German shepherd can, poodle are not powerful, lovely,... And collies is a small dog that spend your money in feeding them and can't do anything. And how could lab be on the first, they can't do anything

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.

Although I much prefer Golden Retrievers, I can't deny that Labradors are just as cute. Who can honestly resist those big, brown eyes?

I've had labs my entire life. A chocolate, a yellow, and a black lab. The chocolate one will forever be my favorite. Her name was dash and she was so sweet, kind, loving, and very energetic. She would always swim in my pool and go down my old slide from when I was little. She lived for 9 years but died from lung cancer. We had to let her down but in her final moments she kissed me, basically telling me everything is alright. The other 2 are also pretty good. The yellow one, cookie is not good around other dogs but loves humans. She loves sleeping with me but is very anxious around other dogs. And the last one is Rocky the black lab. Rocky is so sweet, but is sort of dumb. He will kiss you every second of your life and is so loving but is a bad listener. However I still love Rocky and Cookie and Dash will forever be in my heart.

I have had the honour of having some very fine dogs. Nothing has come close to the Yellow Lab that I have now. This dog is amazing. He is eight years old and is still a pup at heart. He is very intuitive about other dogs. Around older dogs, he is very careful and is not dominant. He loves puppies but knows to be very gentle.The most loyal dog I have ever had. Such a gentle beast and so darn lovable. I now know why this breed has been the number one breed for so long. They are simply the best all round dog you want as a companion for your family.If you are considering getting a Lab, I would suggest that you not hesitate and integrate one of these amazing hounds into your clan. They will soon become a full member and pay HUGE dividends I simply cannot say enough about our Juno. Simply, the best ever!.

We've had our Yellow Lab named Bella for almost 3 years now, and she is just the sweetest, most caring creature ever. She also alerts us to anyone coming in, and is adaptable to most situations. Despite her big mouth, she's a very friendly and positive dog who is always happy to see us. She's supportive when you're sick. We have a cat who's a huge jerk, sometimes even clawing the poor dog's face, but she's never, EVER retaliated. In summary, she loves everyone to death.

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.

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

My golden retriever, Jay, always knows how to make me happy, when I come home tired and stressed, he always insists we play fetch or Frisbee or I just rub his belly. He is always very happy and playful and isn't a yappy dog at all! I also have five cats, Daikini, Sandy, Tawny, Storm, and Flicker, and he actually sleeps WITH them! He would never hurt a fly, well maybe if that fly was a steal-hungry burglar, then he would snap that fly in half, he's a great guard dog, and tracker! He could spot Tawny's tortoiseshell pelt in a bunch of bushes. Jay is lovable, playful, cheerful, and will make you happy looking at him.

I have an English golden retriever named Paddy. He is very old and retired from his farm work. In their youth they can make great work dogs because they are so obedient. In fact my grandpa always owned a golden retriever on the farm after the first one he got. Paddy was the last dog in the long line of his goldies and now I own him. He is so sweet and loves cuddles. Paddy has so much personality, would never hurt a fly and looks stunning even at 11 and a half. I have never heard him growl and he knows not to bark and is generally extremely obedient.

I have a golden retriever and he is the nicest living being on the planet, and I'm not exaggerating. He is always being sweet and has never bit anyone and always tries to make friends with all of the little animals in the yard. On top of that he understands human emotions, he's really smart. He's also ADORABLE! Whenever my mom leaves the house, he sits on the couch and looks out the window until she comes back. I love him so much. Golden retrievers should be #1!

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

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!

I had a Husky, and I couldn't have asked for a better dog! Not only was she nice, perfectly sized, playful and adorable, she didn't bark too much, was super energetic, was very obedient (Sometimes she wouldn't even leave if we left the door wide open), and she was super smart! She even understood the difference between adults an kids, she was way less aggressive with kids and never bit them or was too strong with them. She was perfect and I miss her so much :( RIP Milou, and so if you're looking for a dog, get a husky.

A husky are cute friendly and smart they are not good guard dogs but they are the best family dogs ever I have one named Skye she is so sweet and they can be so many different colors they can be white, black and white, red and white, browns and white, grey and white and many more they have the best eyes ever brown blue green even yellow! And it is kinda common to have two different colored eyes for a husky sorry if I misspelled something

5 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.

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.

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.

I have a beagle and he's the sweetest thing! He can tolerate little kids messing with him, even tugging on his ears and tail. He has never been food aggressive at all. He is very alert and is a great watch dog. He is hyper, even at the age of 8! Nothing can stop him from being his crazy self! The only downside: slightly stubborn. But really, he was easy to train! BEAGLES 4 the WIN!

Beagles are the worlds greatest dog. There is no way around it. They are energetic and fun, however they read the vibe of the room and if your gonna be tired and lazy then they'll join you happily. If anyone votes for any other dog I'll get real grumpo. Nah but for real who voted for German Sheppard, aren't they the police dogs in underdog who bullied the beagle because he's different.

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

Border Collies are one of the most popular working and herding dog breeds. They are quite intelligent, playful, and are popularly bred for their unbelievable heading instinct.

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 "search 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 unrivalled 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 gracefulness 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!

I have the pleasure of seeing a border collie every week. This breed is so intelligent and a great companion for children and adults alike.

I have two rescue border collies and they are the best, smartest, most wonderful dogs in the world. They watch everything I do, they crave my attention, they never leave my side (Seriously, every room in the house), and they both understand just about everything I say. The most loyal dogs on the planet, I wonder if I could have any other dog again really, I feel like there aren't other dogs who loving watch me do everything all day and want to be my best (only) friend.

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.

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.

Pugs are awesome! In the dog world they are usually called "clowns of the dogs." They would totally goof off to get your attention and are super great with kids and the elderly. I would totally recommend this dog for a beginner at dog owning. Pugs don't need a lot of exercise, and eat small meals.

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!

I have had my pug for almost 12 years now and he is the best. He can make you laugh any time you look at him. He isn't like a lot of the Pugs out there, he is a very handsome pure bred and he knows how to cheer you up when you're down. They are the best breed to snuggle, play, and just love.

8 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.

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.

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 think these dogs get a bad rap just because they have a bite strong enough to kill a person. Well guess what a yorkie is meaner then a pit bull but they can't kill you so no one talks bad about them. Just because they can kill you doesn't mean they will. Every dog even a lab has some mean ones in the bunch and so does a Pitt bull. When a Pitt bull attacks they kill easier because of their bite force so every one thinks they are bad. But they aren't. I have been around several and they are so beautiful and nice. I was at the pound about a year ago and saw a pit bull witch ran up to the fence and started licking me. I felt bad not adopting it but I already had another dog picked out. I love Pitt bulls and peopl need to stop judging them.

9 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.

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.

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.

Great canes are the best I want two when I'm able to bye them. They are very pretty and big of course I wouldn't want a small dog because if I had a small dog I would steeps on it on accident.

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

10 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!

I have 2 Rottweiler's. Tazz, my boy and Nonee, my girl. 2 years ago I was attacked by a wolf. Tazz saved my life. They are the best with my grandbabies. They will let almost anyone in the house. But getting out can get tricky if they don't know you. Just remember to train them when they are little, and stick with it. If you're not an alpha, maybe you should get a different breed. They need someone they can trust and respect.

The Contenders
11 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.

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!

12 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.

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!

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

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.

I love my dachshund. We can't really bring her outside without a leash since she runs and barks at everything that moves, but that's the only thing bad about her!

13 Shiba Inu

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 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.

Not a very common breed, but these dogs are amazing! Not only are they adorable, they are very easy to take care of. Shiba's are some of the best dogs out there! Definitely recommend to anyone. I've had my two for quite a while. one is 15 and the other is 12.

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!

14 Pembroke Welsh Corgi A small herding dog breed originating from Wales, Corgis are known for their distinct short legs and long bodies. Popular as both working dogs and pets, they have a lively and affectionate temperament. There are two main types: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

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.

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!

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!

I love corgis! This should be higher on the list. They're legs are agreeably weird, but that just makes them cuter due to it making them just look like potatoes. They are playful, derpy, and energetic. Go corgis!

15 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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

Down our road there is a Japenese Akita chained in the front garden and it barks really aggressively any time anything goes past. It looks like it really wants to bite you. I think it is neglected though because it ALWAYS seems to be out. I'm petrified of it and too scared to walk my Jack Russell Terrier puppy past it in case it escaped.

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.

18 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.

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

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! 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!

I have a Boxer. Her name is Coco. She is brown, has a black muzzle with some white and pink on it, a pink tongue, white markings on her neck, chest, belly, and paws. She has a docked tail, but her ears aren't cropped. She loves to chew on bones. Whenever I chase her with a bone in her mouth, she runs away from me, forcing me to try to catch her. Her face is all so smushy. She wears a purple collar. She usually gets in fights with Dodge, my other dog.

19 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.

20 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 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.

The poodle I had was a huge user who managed to do whatever she wanted. Man, she ate EVERYTHING. Every time I would leave my food to go use the restroom or something, Tinkerbell (don't look at me, I wasn't the one who named her) would jump on the chair and just get whatever she could out of it. She was a cute dog but arrgghhh man she got on my nerves

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!

21 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.

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!

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 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).

My favourite dog. They have discipline and they are brainy. I love them so much.

22 English Bulldog

My English Bulldog makes me laugh all the time. She has an amazingly strong personality and is such a character. She demands attention for sure. Lives to eat but is keeping a trim figure with the raw diet. She is also so stubborn so she would never crack under pier pressure. She loves playing in the snow and then runs inside to lay on the radiant heated floors. She snores like a 300 pound person one minute then purrs like a cat the next. She's extremely vocal when she wants go be. She loves people and wants to be a part of the action. Everyone loves Minnie!

English Bulldogs have exploded in popularity in recent decades. They are currently the 4th most popular breed in the United States. They are so ugly that they cross over into incredibly cute category! Flat (truck hit their face look) big droopy jowls...oh yes! These dogs are incredibly loyal to & gentle with humans...though they may not be the sharpest tools in the dog shed they are extremely sensitive & easily tune in to owners mood instantly. Most folks that get one become hooked on English bulldogs for life.

One of my cousins is a bulldog breeder and he has an awesome collection of big, rough bulldogs. Bulldogs may seem very menacing and mean, but they are actually aren't. They're nice dogs, and when they get old, they become so worn out to the point where it's just funny looking at them sleeping all day.

I have three dogs. One is a Bulldog and he is by far the best dog I have ever had, he is so sweet and lovable. My yellow lab and Beagle are great too.

23 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.

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 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!

They are so so sweet, beautiful, and great family dogs! I don't understand why they aren't in the top 10! We own 2 and are a part of a cocker spaniel rescue. For those looking to adopt a cocker: keep the cocker cut! I personally like it, but they do turn into swiffers when they have the cocker cut! They are also supposedly good hunting dogs.

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!

24 Australian Shepherd Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd was actually developed in the United States. Primarily a herding dog, it is characterized by its intelligence and agility. The breed is easily recognizable by its striking coat patterns and eye colors, which can include blue, brown, or even one of each.

They're so gorgeous, and are the perfect companion and show dog! They're lean, fast and agile as well. Australian Shepherds may not be as smart as a border collies, but they're just as good workers. I often hear that they're Border Collies, but with an on and off switch, so they know when to tone it down a little rather than work until they drop!

Very loyal, friendly, protective, and just an amazing dog! I had one that sadly past away by bad medical treatment by the vet, but before that he was the best dog ever. When I got another dog when he was still alive, he quickly took care of him and even taught my other dogs some stuff (like don't trust anyone that you haven't seen before or that if someone you haven't been introduced to.) He wouldn't tear up stuff or anything else bad. The worst thing he did was probably escaping our fence when we had to take it down when he was outside with me. He was very gentle to my two baby brothers and me the most. He would only get on my bed, and he won't do anything unless I'm there with him. He loved me the most out of all my family. He was just the best dog and would always will be the best dog. When the rest of my family heard about the tragic event of my dog passing away, they all said, "I've never seen a dog love you so so so much!"

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 wasn't to sure which one to vote for, but then I saw an Australian Sheperd and stopped right away. They are the best dogs in the world! I have two and I wouldn't get any other breed, they are amazing!

25 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.

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.

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.

I used to have one, her name was Bella. She would always be so happy every time I got home from school. She was very calm.

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