Gone are the days when people brought a dog for working use. These days it is all about the status symbol they bring to their owner. But there are still one or two surprises in this list that prove people still love a dog for being nothing more than a dog…
The Top 10 Most Popular Breeds of Dog in the World
10 – Boxers
Info Source: The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn or brindled, with or without white markings, and white.
9 – Yorkshire Terriers
Info Source: 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. The defining feature of the breed is its maximum size of 3.2 kg, although some may exceed this and grow up to 6.8 kg.
8 – Rottweilers
Info Source: 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.
7 – Poodles
Info Source: The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The origins of the poodles are still discussed with a dispute over whether the poodle descends from the old French Barbet breed or from Germany as a type of water dog.
6 – French Bulldogs
Info Source: The French Bulldog also known as the Frenchy is a small breed of domestic dog. Frenchies were the result in the 1800s of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris, France.
5 – Beagles
Info Source: 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. With a great sense of smell and their tracking instinct, the Beagle is employed as detection dog for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world.
4 – Bulldogs
Info Source: The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog, Old English Bulldog, Leavitt Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog.
3 – Golden Retrievers
Info Source: 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. Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water, and are easy to train to basic or advanced obedience standards.
2 – German Shepherds
Info Source: The German Shepherd (German: Deutscher Schäferhund is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed’s officially recognised name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language, sometimes abbreviated as GSD and was also formerly known as the Alsatian in Britain.
1 – Labradors
Info Source: A favourite disability assistance breed in many countries, Labradors are frequently trained to aid the blind, those who have autism, to act as a therapy dog and perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies. They are prized as sporting and hunting dogs.