Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the World

Is your dog among the top canine superstars in the world? Well, according to the Fdration Cynologique Internationale (FCI) or the World Canine Organization in its 2013 figures, these pooches have made it to the A-list!

Incidentally, the FCI has five sections namely: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Americas and the Caribbean and Africa. In the US, the American Kennel Club always announces their most popular breed yearly.

Some breeds are consistently in top place each year while some are new contenders.

Did your furry companion made it to the list? Lets find out.

Top 10 Popular Breeds

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers

Good natured and all-time family companion, the Labrador Retriever is a consistent favorite all over the world. This good-natured animal has a pack mentality and is known to have originated from Canada where it was bred to catch fish.

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Proud, fearless and intelligent: these are some of the characteristics of this athletic dog. They are happiest when there are tasks at hand and is far from being a couch potato. No wonder they serve well in the police and military, and are great as seeing eye dogs.

Golden Retrievers

Golden Retrievers

Whats not to love about this gentle creature? They adore people, water and playtime. This breed is everyones darling and is perfectly suited as emotional therapy dogs, rescuer and narcotics detector.

Beagles

Beagles

Famous for their half-howl, half-bark beagles bay, this playful canine has been around since the Romans and is also considered to be one of the cutest dogs in the world. This playful pooch is easily recognizable by his tri-color coat and excessive energy that never lets up.

Bulldogs

Bulldogs

These laid-back small dogs characterized by muscular and large jaws were originally bred to drive cattle to the market. Trained to go low on the ground, they were used as bull bait in the 1500s. Today, they are trusted members of the family because of their fearlessness and tenacity.

Yorkshire Terriers

Yorkshire Terriers

Glamorous and regal are just some of the traits that the Yorkie is known for. Their long, silky and blue-tan coat that reaches the ground is stunning, making this breed a class of its own.

Boxers

Boxers

Nicknamed Peter Pan due to its playfulness and childish countenance, Boxers take 2-3 years to act as an adult. They got the name boxers because they have a funny way of mimicking boxing movements using their front paws. Their protective and loyal traits make them great family companions.

Poodles

Poodles

Named after the German word puddeln meaning to splash in the water, the curly-haired poodle lost most of its swimming and hunting prowess during ancient times. Today, it is one of the most intelligent, active and friendliest dogs in the world.

Rottweilers

Rottweilers

The Rottie or Rott, as these dogs are called may seem ferocious, strong and fearless. However, a closer inspection of their eyes reveals a calm, loving and courageous companion that exhibits loyalty to their owners till the end. Sadly, misconceptions by Hollywood movies have given these dogs a bad reputation.

Dachshund

Dachshund

The unique shape of this loveable dog makes you think of hot dogs, which is one of the reasons for its popularity. Their webbed paws and short feet make digging easy for this pooches that rightfully belong to the hound family.

Choosing a Breed that Suits You

Dogs are wonderful companions, so choose one to care for, depending on your lifestyle, personality and living conditions. While these breeds are highly popular, ALL dogs are equal, waiting for a human to love and be loved in return.

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