What Are The Different Types of Dog Breeds

Dogs are indeed man’s best friends. Thanks to their adorable nature and intelligence. Though there are multiple dog breeds, only a few have remained popular among the dog lovers over the years. Dog breeds become popular due to their looks, intelligence, and above all temperament that decides their intensity of friendship with humans.

Whether you are choosing a pet for your family or curious about dog breeds, here is all the information you need. We have compiled the list of different types of dog breeds.

Here you go!


Due to their caring and friendliness nature, Labrador Retriever is a strong favorite almost all across the globe, including countries, like Australia, USA, Canada, UK, and India. They make great family pets and love the human company. They are medium-large breed dog and chiefly posted in three colors – cream, dark brown, and solid black. This breed is native to Canada, and if you have them as a pet, you are lucky to own a playful pet who would respond enthusiastically to your strokes, touch, and attention.


Apple of everyone’s eye, Golden Retriever are adored for their playful, loving and get along easily temperament. They rarely get irritated and are incredibly patient. That’s why they make a perfect dog breed to take home if you have kids. Because they are too friendly, they are not fit for guard dogs. Their roots lie in Scotland, and their fur darkens with age.


Top favorites of military institutions and police force, German Shepherd are best known for their courageous and watchful qualities. They are not only intelligent but also physically active. They learn quickly and loved for their loyalty. They shed a lot of hair, so, be careful. In addition, if you are considering them as a pet, remember one thing that you would need to create  dividing lines as soon as possible and make this canine understand who is in charge. Otherwise, you may have a tough time controlling them. Also known as Alsatian, a German Shepherd have an incredible bite force.


Popular as an excellent family dog, Bulldog is 16th century English dog breeds. At present, their popular breeds are French and American varieties. They are muscular medium size hound and are naturally short. One of the most popular purebreds in America and UK, a Bulldog is known for its friendly, docile, and gregarious qualities. Their willfulness makes them unique, it means they love to make their own decisions and obey commands only when they wish to. They are heat-sensitive and can sleep all day.


Even if you are not a dog lover, you must have been familiar with this breed. They are the smallest dog breeds in the planet and were supposedly brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus. Though they are small, because of their quick-temper and confidence, they can take on anything and anyone, regardless of their size. They respond very well to the human affection and make a perfect addition to small homes with no play space.


Beagles are small sized hounds that were primarily developed for hunting hare in Great Britain. Interesting! This endearing breed is known for its gentle, intelligent, even temper and determination qualities. They have incredible senses for smell among all dog breeds in the world. When unleashed, they can wander off to chase interesting scents. So, be careful! Though they are extremely noisy, they make loving companions in any family.


Dachshunds are liked for their captivating short legged long bodies. They are very popular and often listed as the most famous top ten dog breeds in the USA and Great Britain. Dachshunds are hunting dogs and are likable to chase anything that runs away from them. They are playful and enjoy the company of kids unless they are provoked. Interestingly, they come in fifteen different colors, including tan, chocolate, fawn, etc.


Despite their soft appearance, Poodle are strong hounds. They were first bred in Germany as water retrievers. They are intelligent, faithful, trainable and instinctual in temperament. They love swimming and mingle easily with humans and other dogs. Because their fur never stops growing, they need regular grooming.


Siberian Husky is a beautiful dog breed. Credit goes to their thick coat that comes in a multitude of colors and markings. Their blue or multi-colored eye adds the charm of this breed, contributing to their wolf-like looks. Interestingly, Northern Inuit – the dog breed featured in famous TV show Game of Thrones as Gray Wolf, is a mixture of Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and German Shepherd. Athletic and intelligent, they may be a challenge for first-time dog owners.


Doberman Pinscher was developed in German during the late 19th century, majorly as a guard dog. The exact ancestry of this breed is unknown but is believed to be a mixture of many breeds. They are loved for their remarkable physical characteristics, including sleek coat, athletic build, docked tail, cropped ears. Known for their strong bite, they make the most dangerous security dog. Due to their high energy and intelligence, they are one of the well-fitted breeds for police, military work, family guardian and canine sports.


Primarily developed as fighting dogs, Pit Bull is found in North America. At one point of time, this breed was popular in the news for attacking humans; but now they have become famous for their roles as police dogs and celebrity pets.


Boxer is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Developed in Germany, they are also known as German Boxer. This breed was originally developed to be medium sized guard dogs, and so they have very strong jaws and a powerful bite. At present, they make loving family companions at homes. They come in brindle, fawn and white colors. Their temperament varies from brave, confident, energetic, friendly, intelligent, loyal to playful. They are best known for their high spirits, and energy.

No matter what breed you have or you are considering to own one, dogS make great pets and definitely bring a smile to your face.

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