10 most popular dog breeds

Bijgewerkt: nov 1

Ever wondered what the most popular dog breeds are? In this post, I'll go over the most common registered dog breeds. Ofcourse, there might be variations depending on the country you live in.

We'll go over the 10 most popular dog breeds:


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  1. Labrador Retriever

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This one probably comes to no surprise. The labrador retriever is found in many homes because of his kind nature. Although often thought of as a calm dog breed, they actually have quite high energy levels. But since they are very human-friendly and trainable, they have been at the number one spot in this list for over 20 years.


2. German Shepherd Dog

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The German Shepherd Dog is known for his loyalty to their owners and guarding instincts. Because of this they are often used as police and service dogs. People who want to use dogs to guard their property also tend to get German Shepherds.

3. Golden Retriever

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Much like the Labrador Retriever, this breed is loved because of his gentle nature. Movies also often starred Golden Retrievers, increasing their popularity. As they were bred to retrieve prey, they enjoy retrieving and are highly likely to love swimming.

4. French Bulldog

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French Bulldogs are very popular because of their looks and the fact that they don't need as much exercise as most other dogs in this list. Because of their breeding history however, they often need more medical attention. They tend to be a little bit harder to handle than thought off by many dog owners because of their stubborn personality. This leads to behaviour problems in some cases.

5. English Bulldogs

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The English Bulldog has a tendency to look lazy, but still needs his daily walks to get enough exercise. They are known for being loving compagnions who like being close to their owners. So they can be expected to curl up close to you when watching TV.

6. Poodles

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The Poodle is one of the smartest dog breeds in the world. They come in a variety of sizes and have a very typical fur, which keeps them warm when swimming in cold water. Because of their intelligence, they are highly trainable.

7. Beagles

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Beagles made this top ten probably because of their size and looks. Their hunting instinct is often still very present, making them a bit harder to train for unexperienced dog owners. Since their nose gets triggered a lot by every smell around.

8. Rottweilers

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Because of how they are portrayed in movies, people think of the Rottweiler as a dangerous protective dog. They might be a little protective, but actually, they are kind and loyal dogs. Owners of Rottweilers are often amazed by their loving nature.

9. Pointers

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These are dogs that still have their hunting instinct present in them, making them ideal hunting compagnions. This also results in them having lots of energy to be able to work long days hunting animals.

10. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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These jolly, high energy dogs are new to this list. Though they are small, they have lots of energy. People often fall for their loving looks, but be prepared to spend time draining their energy.

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