Most Popular Dog Breeds
Even if you’re the number one dog lover around, chances are you probably still have a preference for a specific breed. You’re not alone! There are many, many dog breeds out there, but some are just more popular. Whether you want to adopt a dog or are just curious whether your existing dog is popular enough, this post has got you covered.
Let’s look at the top 10 breeds of dogs kept as pets in North America.
Holding the top spot for a couple of decades now, labs are friendly and active and can keep your company in all sorts of activities – from hunting to tracking to simply lying next to you at home while you do your work.
You’d usually find these majestic-looking dogs with the police or service dogs, mostly because of how strong their loyalty is to their caretakers and their ability to learn commands fast.
You’d see these cute, furry friends on TV all the time. Not only are golden retrievers intelligent and friendly, but they’re also entertaining to play with because of how energetic they are.
Chances are, if you know any dog owners, at least one of them has a french bulldog. These dogs are intelligent and playful. They are often the go-to option for those who want a pet dog but don’t have a lot of space around the house. French Bulldogs are known for their ‘bat ears’ and are essentially a smaller version of the average bulldog.
Not only do bulldogs look friendly and calm, but they also have these characteristics ingrained. Easily recognizable by their faces, bulldogs are also people-oriented and enjoy human interaction. That is why they make such beautiful pets in families, especially if there are children!
Beagles are just as friendly as they look and are also extremely curious! They are known to be good with people and other pets because they are cheerful and love affection. Their curiosity and need for a constant company might result in some disasters if you don’t give it to them, though!
When you think of poodles, you probably imagine them with a very specific fur cut. That fancy clip is designed to protect their joints! Poodles come in three sizes – standard, miniature, and toy, which are all pretty small. Poodles are considered one of the most intelligent breeds of dogs. They can also bond very quickly with family members!
Rottweilers are confident and self-assured but may come across as unfriendly because of their aggression towards strangers. Don’t be fooled though, Rottweilers are very loyal and loving and make excellent guardians because of their natural territorial instinct.
German Shorthaired Pointers
German shorthaired pointers, or ‘GSP’ for short, are enthusiastic in everything they do. They are friendly and intelligent and love to make others happy. These dogs are known for their agility, speed, and endurance, so they are often kept as hunting dogs or field dogs.
Yorkshire terriers became common pets in the late Victorian era. And while they are small in size, they are super energetic. The dogs love affection and attention, which can get exhausting for some. But it is the perfect choice for those who want to dote on their dogs.
Veterinary Clinic in New Hamburg
If you look around at a pet clinic or animal hospital on one of your pet’s visits, you might notice how common some of these breeds are!
Regardless of what breed of dog you have, taking care of their health is essential. Getting them examined regularly at a dog veterinarian and making sure they are healthy will help keep you and your pup happy for a long time!
Our veterinary clinic in New Hamburg provides all sorts of veterinary care your dog needs to stay healthy and happy.
If you need any type of care for your dog, feel free to our clinic or contact us for more information.