Labrador Retriever is originally from Newfoundland and
for the past 23 years, it has been the most popular dog
breed in the United States. It was once used by
fishermen for collecting stray fish and pulling their nets.
Hunters also used to retrieve their game by training
them properly. Labrador Retriever is adopted for various
therapies, search and rescue, families for their pleasing
German Shepherd is the second most popular breed
which is mainly used for law enforcement duties and in
the military. But they are also adopted by different
families. In 1899, in Karlsruhe, Germany, German
Shepherds were first breed. This breed became famous
when a German shepherd named RinTinTin became a
Hollywood star of more than 20 films
Golden Retriever is the third popular breed in the USA. It
was first bred in Scotland for the purpose of hunting. This
breed is large in size and has a devoted, friendly and
intelligent personality. But they require proper nutrition
and grooming along with daily exercise. They are
generally a healthy breed.
Beagles are used to hunt rabbits and hares and they
come fourth in the list of most popular dog breeds in the
USA. They are small in size and friendly, lovable, and
curious dogs. They also need proper nutrition as well as
plenty of exercises to keep them healthy. Beagles have
short coats which are easy for grooming.
Bulldogs are the fifth most popular dog breed in the USA.
They are calm, courageous and friendly. The breed was
originally used in bull baiting in England which was later
banned and from there the name bulldog originated.
They are of medium size and needs proper nutrition and
feeding. Regular exercise and minimum grooming are
required to maintain this breed. However, bulldogs are
not favorable for hot weather due to their heavy build.
Yorkshire Terrier comes sixth on the list and they have a
sprightly, tomboyish, and affectionate personality.
Weighing just around 7 pounds they have long and silky
blueandtan coats. They require regular brushing and
moderate exercise. Good nutrition is important and they
are generally healthy.
Number seven in our list is the Boxer. It was one of the
first breeds to be selected for police training in Germany.
They have an active, bright, funloving personality. In the
19th century, Boxers were used during wartime as
messengers. They have short, shiny coat which requires
minimum grooming. They are very active and generally a
Poodles are the eight most popular dogs in the USA. This
breed originated in Germany and used by hunters. They
are active, smart and have a proud personality. The
trademark "poodle clip" fur used to protect the dog's joints
from cold water. But nowadays it has become a symbol of
wealth and status. The breed has three sizes and
requires regular professional grooming.
Rottweiler is mainly used for guarding families, providing
assistance to law enforcement and searchandrescue
teams. They are ninth in the list and have a loyal, loving,
confident personality. They require good nutrition and
weekly grooming. Two good workouts are a must for this
Dachshund is the tenth most popular breed in the USA.
They have a spunky, curious and friendly personality. In
the 1600s, they were used for badger hunting in Germany.
They are of standard sizes and have long, short or wiry fur
which requires regular grooming.
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