A dog is a man’s best friend so they say. Dogs are lovable companions that never leave your side and transform into the liveliest of playmates you ever had when the situation arises. If you have been thinking about getting a furry companion of late, here are some of the most popular dog breeds in the world that you can choose from.
Fondly called the ‘Lab’, the Labrador Retriever is the best family friendly dog you can ever get. With a soft mouth that can carry even an egg without cracking it, Labs are gentle creatures that can be trained easily. Forever wanting to please their owners, they will do anything and everything you ask. They are great swimmers and can adapt to their surroundings easily. All they need in return are daily walks, playtimes and an occasional swim.
Known to be smart and hardworking animals, German Shepherds love having a job to do. They are used in the military and police departments for search and rescue operations. This is why they require regular exercises to avoid health problems. Cross breeds can also exhibit traits like aggressiveness which is why it is essential that you opt for a pure breed.
Aka the Weiner Dog, the Daschundcan be easily recognized, thanks to its long back and short, stubby legs. Shaped somewhat like a hotdog (which were once called Daschund sausages), the Daschund surprisingly has a very big personality that can be found quite contrasting to their size. Nevertheless, they are playful creatures and demand their share of attention from their owners.
Thanks to a whole bunch of companies that made them their brand ambassador, pugs have become very popular dog breeds. Quite small in size, they are as easy going as they are faithful. They tend to have funny personalities which they show off from time to time. Combine this with a fuss free, easy going nature and you have the perfect pet for an apartment dweller.
They sprang to attention in the movie franchise ‘101 Dalmatians’. Since then, they have grown in numbers around the world. A distinctive, shiny coat that needs a lot of brushing, Dalmatians are playful creatures. However, they can develop health and behavioral problems if not trained well beforehand. Cross breeds can also suffer from conditions like blindness, deafness and allergies, etc.
Quite the household pet, the golden retriever is as affectionate as it is devoted. They get along well with everyone from children to adults and can be trained easily. Easily adaptable to different swimming conditions, they are great swimmers. However, they require a lot of toys to play with and can shed a lot, meaning they need to be brushed frequently.
Friendly family dogs, the Shih Tzu is great for small apartments and is generally considered as lap dogs. They easy going nature makes them great for first time pet owners as well as elderly individuals. They don’t require much play and activity and are typically low maintenance.
Energetic, fun loving and obedient, boxers are great playmates and equally great watchdogs as well if trained at an early age. Their never ending energy requires plenty of walks and activities in an open space (with high fences as they can jump high). However, they are known for not being the healthiest of breeds and can be plagued by issues frequently.
Friendly with both adults and children, the beagle is a very playful dog breed that can never seem to stop having fun. Sadly, this turns out to be a disadvantage of sorts for those who don’t like much activity. The inquisitive nature of the animal also makes walking a chore although there is not much up the maintenance alley.
Known for its gorgeous silky coat and friendly nature, the Cocker Spaniel is a quintessential household pet that gels with everyone in the family with ease. While their coats need daily brushing to maintain their sheen and shine, they can do with minimal playtime and walks. That said and done, they can experience behavioral issues if not trained properly.
Planning to get a dog? Then choose from this list of most popular dog breeds in the world. Go for pure breeds though as cross breeds can face health or behavioral issues.