It is no secret that Americans really love their dogs. Sure,
there has been some conflict between cat and dog people over
which species is better, but dogs are just plain awesome. Here’s
a list of the top dog breeds in the US.
Labrador RetrieverTaking first place on this
list is the trusty, adorable, and super loyal Labrador
Retriever. This breeds typically comes in three colors -
chocolate, black, and yellow. Labs have an eager-to-please
demeanor, which makes them great around kids and older folks
Golden RetrieverThese confident, alert dogs
are loved by everyone. They are hard workers and can be very
strong, but they are also friendly and have exuberant
personalities. Their long-haired coats make them very cuddly,
especially during colder months.
German ShepherdSpeaking of alert and hard
working, German Shepherds are excellent watchdogs. They are
loyal, courageous, and smart. The German Shepherds you see
today are descendants from old farm and herding dogs. Their
loyalty and dedication are what make them excellent guard dogs.
BulldogThese chubby fellas are meant for
melting hearts and cuddling. Their short snouts and stocky
bodies may not be for everyone, but Bulldogs are a rather
popular breed in the US. These dogs are very easy to train due
to their intelligence and loyal nature.
French BulldogFrenchies are a unique-looking
breed that are playful, affectionate, and make great
companions. These dogs have two distinctive physical traits -
the shape of their skull and their bat-like ears. French
Bulldogs make wonderful playmates for children, but they can be
stubborn-natured at times.
BeagleFor many years, this breed was popular
for hunting rabbits and foxes. Their intelligence and tracking
skills made them excellent companions for hunters. Beagles are
known to have independent personalities, which can make it
tricky to train them. But these canines are loyal, playful, and
PoodlePoodles can come in different sizes –
toy, miniature, and standard. These active dogs love running
around and chasing things. They are extremely easy to train and
excel at being obedient pets. They have outgoing personalities
and are not shy among strangers.
RottweilerThese large, powerful dogs are
loyal, protective, and affectionate, which makes them fantastic
companions and service dogs. Despite their large size,
Rottweilers love a good cuddle and enjoy relaxing on their
Siberian HuskyThis outgoing breed is known for
its playful, mischievous ways. Huskies are graceful dogs and
love running around. They were primarily bred to pull sleds,
but they are now more common as house pets.
Yorkshire TerrierDon’t let the size fool you,
the Yorkie is a confident breed that is a classical example of
the saying “big things come in small packages.” These
distinctive dogs are energetic, playful, and brave.While
different people have different choices when it comes to their
favorite breeds, but all dogs are wonderful creatures. No home
is complete without the love of a dog.
Lesser-Known All-American Dog Breeds That Are Actually
Dogs come in different shapes and sizes. They can range from an
angry potato to an adorable giant. They vary in size, color,
ability etc. Most people go for the most known dog breeds when
they’re adopting. But there are lesser known breeds that are just
as interesting. Here are a few you should get to know better.
all white dog has no link whatsoever to Eskimo cultures. The
breed was developed in America itself and started gaining
attention in traveling circuses during 1800s. The American
Eskimo has pointy ears, a double coat, and a curling, plumed
tail. They come in three fun sizes. Although they weren’t very
recognized in the previous years, they’ve started attracting
more attention to themselves because of the cuteness and
loyalty factor. This is one dog you won’t regret getting to
The Chesapeake Bay
RetrieverThis breed comes with a rather interesting
origin story. Its ancestors were two Newfoundland puppies who
had survived a shipwreck. The shipwreck happened in 1807, off
the coast of Maryland. The black female and red male puppies
progressed to be exceptional retrievers and their caretakers
bred them alongside hunting dogs.The Chesapeake Bay retriever
is affectionate as well as loyal. Although they’re stubborn,
they love to socialize and get along with people. He’s very
protective of what’s his and is most distinguishable by his
waterproof coat which feels oily to the touch.
relentless hunters. It’s even the state dog of North Carolina!
The hunt had been first used to hunt really big game. This
breed has an abundance of determination and courage. They used
to bring bears and wild boars to their knees. The Plott breed
is usually distinguished by coloring, which is a brindled
variation of brown and black. These brave and strong dogs
deserve love and affection just like all other pooches.
TerriersThe hairless terriers have a lot to offer us.
This breed makes an exceptional pet from families with
children, and they even get along swimmingly with other pets –
even felines. Although they’re a bit feisty, they’re also easy
to train and practically fearless. They are affectionate and
playful, and make amazing watch dogs.
Rat TerriersThe rat
terrier is a mixture of numerous different breeds. Rat terriers
are a mixture of European terriers, beagles, whippets, toy fox
terriers, and Italian greyhounds. Rat terriers can do almost
anything! They are highly capable and loving. They can hunt
vermin, be a compassionate lap dog, and even a friendly
presence in the house. They’re an inquisitive breed with a lot
to offer. They’re even easy to care for with their short and
smooth coat and inquisitive, care-free attitude.