Popular Dog Breeds

Dogs are man’s best friends because of a lot of reasons. They are loyal, protective, lovely and compassionate. It is hard for any animal to replace dog as the most popular pet. There are a large number of dog breeds in the world but some breeds are just more popular than others.

Popular Dog Breeds

These dog breeds are extremely popular and can be found in different areas such as homes, offices, shows and so on. Today, we will discuss the most popular dog breeds. Below is a list of the most popular dog breeds:

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador retriever is without a doubt the most popular dog breed. Since the last 26 years, it is considered as the number 1 choice of dog owners. Labrador Retriever originated from Newfoundland and initially, Labrador retrievers were used to help find and catch stray fish.

Few years down the line, breeders started breeding Labs to help hunters in hunting. Labrador retrievers like to please people, play and make a great companion. Labrador Retrievers also make a great pet for first-time dog owners.

Labrador Retriever Stats:

Average life period: 10 – 14 years
Colors available: Black, Chocolate, Yellow
Height: Male: 57–62 cm, Female: 55–60 cm
Weight: Male: 29–36 kg, Female: 25–32 kg

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

German Shepherd is a medium to large sized dog breed that is widely preferred in households as well as in law enforcement and military. They are often considered as the most loyal dog breed and they are the perfect mix of being friendly and protective.

German shepherds originated in Karlsruhe, Germany where they were first bred in 1899. German Shepherd breed was recognized by AKC in 1908. The officially recognized name of the breed in the English language is German Shepherd Dog. It is also addressed as the Alsatian in Britain sometimes.

German Shepherd Stats:

Average life period: 9 – 13 years
Colors available: Black, Black & Tan, Black & Silver, Red & Black, Sable, Grey

Height: Male: 60–65 cm, Female: 55–60 cm
Weight: Male: 30–40 kg, Female: 22–32 kg

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

The golden retriever is a popular large sized dog breed that was first bred in the 1800s. The breed shares a striking similarity to Labrador Retrievers. The breed originated in Scotland when Lord Tweedmouth bred a yellow retriever with the Tweed Water Spaniel. Later on, he crossed Irish setter and bloodhound and that resulted in the Golden Retriever breed.

Over the years, Golden Retrievers have evolved to become the best companions for both children and adults. They are considered as one of the most friendly dogs in the world. Below are some stats for the Golden Retriever.

Golden Retriever Stats:

Average life period: 10 – 12 years
Colors available: Cream, Light Golden, Dark Golden, Golden

Height: Female: 51–56 cm, Male: 56–61 cm

Weight: Female: 25–32 kg, Male: 30–34 kg

Beagle

Beagle

Beagle is a cute, adorable and an intelligent dog breed. Their origin goes as back as to the 1500s. Back then, English hunters used beagles to help them in hunting small animals like rabbits and foxes.

Beagle is considered a curious dog breed and you will find it easy to teach them anything.  This small breed is similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. A beagle is capable of finding small animals with the scent. Below are some stats for this cute pet:

Beagle Stats:

Average life period: 12 – 15 years
Colors available: Lemon & White, Tri-color, White & Tan, Brown & White, Red & White, Chocolate Tri, Orange & White

Height: Male: 36–41 cm, Female: 33–38 cm
Weight: Male: 10–11 kg, Female: 9–10 kg

Bulldog

Bulldog

The Bulldog is a unique and one of the most popular dog breeds that features a short and wrinkly faced head. They come with a stocky build and look like a powerful dog breed.

They were originally used for bull baiting but it was later banned by England in 1835. Bulldogs require minimum grooming care and are often relaxed. They may look like a very aggressive and playful dog breed but the truth is that they like their peace.

Here are some stats of this Noble Dog breed mentioned below.

Bulldog Stats:

Average life period: 8 – 10 years
Colors available: White, Fawn, Piebald, Brindle & White, Fawn & White, Red Brindle, Red, Red & White

Height: Female: 31–40 cm, Male: 31–40 cm

Weight: Female: 18–23 kg, Male: 23–25 kg

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs that like to be around people and are suited to many types of homes. They are friendly and positive in nature and are often looking for a companion to play with. The nature of a Yorkshire Terrier largely depends on how it was raised. During the 19th Century, Yorkshire Terrier was developed to catch rats in different clothing mills.

Since they are small in size they can be kept in a small space. The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most popular dog breeds because they can easily fit in a small home or apartment. If you are willing to adopt a cute, small pet then this breed could be your pick.

Yorkshire Terrier Stats:

Average life period: 10 – 12 years
Colors available: Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold

Height: Male: 17 cm (Adult)

Boxer

Boxer

Boxers are a strongly built medium-sized dog breed that has a tight-fitting coat. Boxer is considered to be originated from the mating of a large Mastiff dog called German Bullenbeisser with English Bulldog back in the late 19th Century. Boxers are extremely attentive and alert dogs. They make loyal companions as well as good guards for your home. Previously, they were used to hunt big animals and also for dogfighting.

In was, they have been used as messengers and since then there popularity increased and they became one of the most popular choices for dog owners. They are fierce, aggressive and very loyal.

Boxer Stats:

Average life period: 10 – 12 years
Colors available: Brindle, Fawn, White

Height: Female: 53–60 cm, Male: 57–63 cm
Weight: Female: 25–29 kg, Male: 27–32 kg

Poodle

Golden Doodle

The Poodle is a very clever and elegant dog breed. If you often go to dog shows then you would know that this dog breed wins the most number of times. They love bonding with humans and don’t fail to show affection to their owners and other people.When we talk about Poodle, there are three types of dogs in this breed i.e. the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle-oodle.

Since they have a lot of hair, they need regular grooming and you can style their hair according to your wish. Many people like to try out different hairdos on their Poodle to make them stand out from the crowd. Poodles were originally used by hunters as water retrievers. This intelligent, sporting dog breed comes in different sizes and colors. Check out some of the stats of this popular dog breed below:

Poodle Stats:

Average life period: 12 – 15 years
Colors available: Apricot, Black, White, Black & Tan, Cream, Blue, Black & White, Silver, Red, Brown, Sable, Grey

Height: Toy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm, Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm, Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm, Medium Poodle: 35 – 45 cm

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

Rottweiler is a large and powerful dog breed. It is a working dog breed and they love to spend most of their time working. They require regular activity and need something to bide their time with. Rottweiler is extremely intelligent and is always willing to work. This quality makes them very suitable for being a police dog, herder, therapy dog and service dog. They know how to guard their owner’s home and make a very loyal companion.

Their build is muscular and they are very strong dogs. Although, they always seem to be very playful and gentle with the children around them. Previously in Germany Rottweiler dog breed was known as Rottweiler Metzgerhund that translates to Rottweil butchers’ dogs.

Rottweiler Stats:

Average life period: 8 – 10 years
Colors available: Black, Tan, Mahogany

Height: Female: 56–63 cm, Male: 61–69 cm
Weight: Female: 35–48 kg, Male: 50–60 kg

Dachshund

Dachshund

Dachshund is a short-haired, friendly dog breed that has a strong sense of smell. They are great hunters and very good at groundwork. They have low and long bodies and that is why they so good at above and below ground work. They are one of the most popular German breeds. The origin of Dachshund dog breed goes as back to 1600s. They were originally bred to find badgers from under the ground and they were really good at this job. Now, they are considered great household pets due to their small size and fewer exercise needs. The breed comes in both small and medium size and with different kinds of furs.

Dachshund Stats:

Average life period: 12 – 16 years
Colors available: Black, Chocolate, Black & Tan, Cream, Blue, Chocolate & Cream, Red, Tan

Weight: 7.5 – 15 KG

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a small domestic dog breed that is very alert and playful in nature. It has an energetic personality and they can easily get excited about very small things. They require regular activity but if you can’t provide it to them, they will still be just fine. The best bit about this dog breed is that is very low maintenance and all they require is affection. They are loyal companions and also make great guards. They do well in small apartments and homes and are patient even in small spaces.

French Bulldogs are highly intelligent but sometimes they can be stubborn. This does breed originated in the 1800s by mating bulldog ancestors imported from England and local matters in Paris.

French Bulldog Stats:

Average life period: 10 – 12 years
Colors available: Brindle, White, Fawn, Tan, Brindle & White

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a beautiful Dog Breed that is highly intelligent. Their intelligent nature and beauty attract a large number of people from all over the world and that’s what makes this breed one of the most popular dog breeds. Huskies are often naughty and they can be easily bored due to lack of any physical activity. It is not advised to leave a Siberian Husky without supervision for a long period of time.

The Siberian Husky was originally Bred in northeast Asia as a sled dog, and they still hold true to what they were bred for. In America, they are popular for being a great family pet but in a lot of areas, they are still amazing working dogs. They have high endurance and make very loyal companions to their owners. Below are some of the stats for the Siberian Husky Dog Breed:

Siberian Husky Stats:

Average life period: 12 – 15 years
Colors available: White, Agouti, Black, Piebald, Black & Tan, Splash, Black & White, Silver, Red, Copper, Brown, Sable, Grey

Weight: Female: 16–23 kg, Male: 20–27 kg
Height: Female: 50–56 cm, Male: 54–60 cm

Great Dane

Great Dane

The Great Dane is a very large dog breed and even if you don’t have much knowledge about dog breeds, you would easily identify a Great Dane when you see one. They can be as high as 32 inches and on their hinds, they can be taller than most people. They are large in size and without doubt one of the most gentle dog breeds.

Great Danes are playful and friendly in nature. Their size may be large but they make extremely friendly companions.

Great Dane Stats:

Average life period: 10 – 12 years
Colors: Black, Brindle, Fawn, Blue, Mantle, Harlequin

Height: Female: 71–81 cm, Male: 76–86 cm
Weight: Female: 45–59 kg, Male: 54–90 kg

These were the most popular dog breeds around you. If you are looking for a popular dog breed then you can choose one of these amazing dog breeds for your home or workspace. If you are looking for a friendly dog then Beagle or Labrador Retriever would be a good pick. On the other hand, if you are looking for a loyal and strong dog then you can choose Rottweiler or Boxer. In case, you are looking for a balance of these two traits then you may select the German Shepherd.