Dog breeds – 10 dog breeds that you’d like to have as a pet

Here are our picks for 10 dog breeds that you’d like to have as a pet. For this list, we are considering all varieties of pups from the petite to the huge, and we are choosing favorites based on their demeanors and ease of training, and also considering their cute and cuddly factors.

But remember that, all pooches are loveable and can be great dogs.

10 Labrador Retriever

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Labrador is popular worldwide as a friend. And they are smart dogs, also not so noisy. They are also eager to help out in the world of police work, security, hunting, guide, and service dogs to blind and autistic people. Their webbed paws make them a natural swimmer, and also function like a snowshoe of sorts in winter.

Although Labradors may be yellow, chocolate, or black, these are all one breed.

9 German Shepherd

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This dog is properly known as the German Shepherd Dog, and it was also known as Alsatian Wolf Dog for much of the 20th century. This dog breed was developed around 1899. The first recognized German Shepherd was Horand Von Grafrath. It was owned by Max von Stephanitz. It was a great herder and a happy little woofer.

This dog breed is intelligent and excellent learners. And they are often used as scouts in militaries, search and rescue teams, police services and they are good actors.

8 Golden Retriever

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This dog breed is charming, devoted, patient, and trainable. They are an excellent choice for a family dog or a childhood friend. This dog breed came to be in late 1800 as a retrieving dog that performed well on land and in water.

This dog breed is well suited for search and rescue work, drug enforcement, and servicing the disabled community.

7 Beagles

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This dog breed comes in colors ranging from lemon, black, tan, white, red, and orange. Some forms of beagles were recorded in Ancient Greece and are present in the works of Shakespeare. But the modern beagle can be traced back to the 1830s when Reverend Phillip Honeywood established the first modern pack.

In the past, they were praised for their hunting ability. Today they are valued as sniffer dogs because of their incredible sense of smell.

6 Bulldogs

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Today’s bulldogs, whether British, French, or American, have roots as far back as 1500, but the breed as we know it didn’t really come to be until the Old English Bulldog was interbred with the Pug.

Now, this dog breed is considered one of the national animals of Britain. In the past, they were bred and used for the “sport” of bull-baiting. But, rather than taking down bulls, now they thrive on attention and are quite loving.

Other than having a face only a mother could love, they are also in the habit of snoring loudly, drooling, and farting.

5 Yorkshire Terriers

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This dog breed is tiny. But they are brave and incredibly loyal. They are protective of their adoptive families and can effectively take over the house if allowed. They are descendants of the Paisley and Skye Terriers and noted for their long, silky hair. They were actually bred to be a mouse hunter in Northern England where they were often used in clothing mills and mines.

They were quite content as indoor dogs and can be excellent watch puppies due to their suspicious attitude towards strangers.

4 Boxer

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The boxer was first bred and intended for dogfighting, bull-baiting, and cart pulling. But, today boxers are common fur-babies. Boxers are intelligent, quick learners, obnoxiously happy, and high-spirited who appears to be the most cat-like of all dog breeds.

They get along well with and play well with kids, so they are easily integrated into most dog-loving families. They may bond with cats over a shared dislike of birds. Boxers may have earned their name from their boxing-like paw gestures, although many in their native Germany dispute that claim.

3 Husky

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This dog breed was originally bred in Russia to be working sled dogs. They look like large wolves. But, they are incredibly friendly and are surprisingly light eaters. They are smart and highly trainable.

Huskies are good with children. They rarely let loose their signature howl. They like people too much. So they make poor watchdogs. This dog breed is very popular for their ice-blue eyes, they may also have brown or amber eyes and may even have one blue and one brown eye. Their fur can be black, white, red, silver, grey, or brown. Their fur coat keeps them warm in temperatures as low as -75 degrees Fahrenheit.

2 Cocker Spaniel

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Cocker Spaniel is slightly different in appearance and purpose from its American cousin, the English Cocker Spaniel. And it has been a fixture in the arts in some way for nearly half a century.

This dog breed was first appreciated as a quality hunting dog in both dry and wet conditions. It became a welcomed member of many families because of its lively, lovable, and playful personality. Cocker Spaniel is good at driving out woodcocks, as well as being a friend to children. Its intelligent nature also allows it to regularly be employed as a sniffer dog in Cuban airports.

1 St Bernard

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This dog breed was famously featured in the horror film “Cujo”, which is a film based on the Stephen King novel. This dog is a big friendly creature. Its true self is better portrayed in the family-friendly flick “Beethoven”.It is named after the great St. Bernard Hospice.

This dog breed has roots as far back as 980AD. They were bred for life and rescue work in the Alps. But this breed was nearly wiped out due to severe winters in the early 1800s. But they were crossbred with Newfoundland dogs to restore and preserve their numbers.

Do you agree with this list of dog breeds? So, what is your favorite dog breed?

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