Dogs come in many different shapes, sizes, and temperaments. Locating the best pup for you and your family may take some research, but it is worth it when you welcome a furry new member of the family into your life.
Your first stop in researching which pup might fit your family is https://vippuppies.com/. This breed finder website asks the right questions in order to pair you and your family with the perfect puppy.
Here are the 5 most popular dog breeds of today, compiled from the most recent American Kennel Club data.
1. The Labrador Retriever
Bred as working dogs, the Labrador Retriever or “Lab” is a good-natured, loyal dog that wants to please its humans. Their wanting to please makes them perfect for service and assistance dogs as well as family members.
They are on the larger size and will shed, so walking, exercising, and brushing is daily commitments. They will bond with more than one family member which is unusual for many dogs.
2. The Beagle
The beagle is another working dog, bred to hunt, but they have a fun personality and that makes them perfect as a family pet.
The beagle is typically a medium size dog and its looks range from the traditional tricolor.
of black, brown and white, to all white like Snoopy from the Peanuts Gang.
You will need to watch their food intake as they are susceptible to obesity and they need daily exercise and activities to keep their mind and body active.
3.The German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is a trainable dog, loyal and wants to please its owner. They need to be socialized with other dogs early on as they will attach themselves to one human and then protect that person at all costs. This is not always a good thing as they can prevent other humans from getting too close to their chosen person.
They need plenty of exercises and can be trained to do just about anything, therefore they make great service and assistance dogs.
4. The Poodle
The poodle has been in the top 10 most popular dog breeds for over 25 years. They are more than their fancy hair and seemingly high maintenance hairdos.
They are known as hypoallergenic as they do not shed and that makes them excellent pets for those allergic to most dogs and cats. They are loyal and make excellent companion dogs for those with no family or older couples. They also make good family dogs if they have another dog to offset their love and energy.
5. The Bulldog
The bulldog is one of the most recognizable and unique dog breeds available today. They are mostly small to medium-sized and well-behaved. They will become stubborn and set in their ways if not trained properly and often.
They are also at the top of the list of health problems, mainly with their breathing due to their “smashed mouth”. They are also the gassiest dog, but better food can help control this problem.