Dog breeding has resulted in a wide variety of dog breeds, hybrids and types of dogs. There are small breeds of dogs such as toy poodles and Chihuahuas; there are large dog breeds like pugs and beagles. Again, there are sporting breeds of dogs such as Labradors and golden retrievers; dog breeds with protective behavior, such as chows and rottweilers; Herding breeds, such as border collies and shepherds.
Here are the top 10 most popular dog breeds by registration and UK Kennel Club statistics.
1. English Setter
English setter have coat that is flat with light feathering. English Setters are energetic and people-friendly dogs and is often described as described as a “Gentleman by Nature”. English Setters are very intelligent and can be trained to perform many tasks excluding herding. They have temperament. English Setter is a healthy breed of dog and has few genetic problems. They are best suited to families who can give them attention and activity to do. They are best at working with a hunter.
2. German Shepherd
German Shepherd is also known as Alsatian. They are large breed of dogs and are very loyal and protective in nature. The German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds mainly with the police, guard and military.
German Shepherds can be a variety of colors but the most common are the tan/black and red/black.
German Shepherd Dogs are very active dogs and have a self-assured temperament. They are very intelligent at learning and are always ready to do a job.
3. Segugio Maremmano
The Segugio Maremmano is relatively a new breed of dog originally originated from Maremma, in Tuscany.
According to the Italian Kennel Club, the Segugio Maremmano is the third most popular dog breed in Italy.
The Segugio Maremmano is a medium-sized dog found in brown, black and tan or brindle colors. Their coat can be smooth or rough.
4. Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a breed of dog that originally originated from Canada. It belongs to the sporting group and is a type of gun dog.
The Labrador is the most popular breed of dog in the world. If you are looking to pet a dog, Labrador Retriever could be the best choice for you. Labradors are very active and athletic, and love to swim, play catch and retrieve games. They are extremely friendly and good with young children. Labradors are a friendly and versatile breed of dog and are adaptable to a wide range of functions. They make very good pets.
Labradors are relatively large and have short and dense water-resistant coat. Labrador Retrievers are registered in three colors: black, yellow and chocolate.
5. Epagneul Breton
The Epagneul Breton is a breed of dog that originally originated from Brittany province in France. It belongs to the sporting group and is a type of gun dog.
Epagneul Breton is a medium sized-dog with a body that is athletic, compact, and well built. It is not too heavy. Epagneul Breton are healthy dogs with an average lifespan of the breed is 12 to 14 years.
Epagneul Breton has friendly and cool temperament and makes excellent family pets as well as working dogs. They are easy to train and have a very good nature.
6. Segugio Italiano
The Segugio Italiano is a breed of dog that originally originated from Italy. It belongs to the hound group.
The Segugio Italiano is medium-sized, lightly built very gentle dog. They are affectionate and even tempered. This breed has an exceptional sense of smell. Segugio Italiano has short-haired, smooth, thick, shiny coat. They are quite friendly and can be good pet. They have a lifespan of 10 – 14 years.
7. Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a breed of dog originated from Scotland. It belongs to the sporting group and is a type of gun dog.
The Golden Retriever are very intelligent breed of dog and are one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Golden Retrievers have golden-colored coat which is its hallmark. The color can range from light to dark gold.
Golden Retriever is very active and energetic sporting breed of dog and can adapt to many different living situations but requires daily exercise. It has water-repellent double-coat that sheds seasonally and needs regular brushing.
The temperament of the Golden Retriever is kindly, friendly and confident. They are excellent pets.
The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired dog with smooth and fawn or brindled. Most of them have a white marking. The head is the most distinctive feature of the Boxer. The Boxer is well known for its love and faithfulness to his master and household. Boxers are a bright, energetic and playful breed of dogs and are very good and friendly with children.
9. Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier is a breed of dog originated from England.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a small-sized dog with smooth, broken or rough coat. Jack Russell are first working terrier and were originally bred to bolt fox from their dens during hunts. Their temperament is intelligent, athletic, fearless.
These small but notorious dogs are not recommended for apartment dweller as they need proper exercise and stimulation. If you are ready for the job, you can go for one.
10. German Short haired Pointer
The German Short haired Pointer is a breed of dog that originated from Germany. It belongs to the sporting group and is a type of gun dog.
The breed is considered medium in size with the males slightly larger than the females. The German Short haired Pointer’s coat is short and flat with a dense undercoat protected by stiff guard hairs. This makes the coat water resistant and allows the dog to stay warm in cold weather. Temperament German Short haired Pointer dogs is intelligent, bold, affectionate and cooperative. They can be easily trained. German Short haired Pointer can be a good pet dog.