Top 10 Dog Breeds To Keep As Pets

Dogs are one of the best pets to have at home. They are not only cuddly creatures but can also act as your best companions. The time and attention that they demand makes most dog owners believe that raising a dog is like raising a child. So, if you are seeking a way out from your loneliness or if you wish to nurture someone else’s life while getting companionship and loyalty for the rest of your life, then a dog has to be your pet choice. There are several breeds of dogs that display distinct characteristics. These are the top ten dog breeds you can keep as pets.

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

1. Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have been made famous by the heiress, Paris Hilton. But, they aren't just what they have been portrayed as. They aren't just showpieces to be flaunted before the world. Chihuahuas are quite alert, confident and cautious. They love to be pampered and are most attached to their main caretaker. They are a little difficult to train but are the cutest of the lot.


Photo Courtesy: whatjeanlikes

Pug

Pug

2. Pug

Pugs are innocence and companionship personified. They are amazing partners, love to play all day long and they are highly affectionate. If you are a laid back person, a Pug is an ideal choice because it will snuggle beside you or play soft games. It won't harass you to take it for long walks or do some heavy activity.


Photo Courtesy: dboy

Beagle

Beagle

3. Beagle

Beagles are meant for those who love huge gatherings and like to travel across places because Beagles love attention and exploration. They are intelligent, alert and extremely protective of their family, especially kids. They are ideal for the job of a watchdog because they are quite adept at smelling stuff and signaling danger.


Photo Courtesy: cristianocani

American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

4. American Eskimo Dog

The most common among pets, American Eskimo dogs boast a few standard qualities. For example, they are protective, alert and playful. Besides that, they have a problem solving nature which makes them smart. It is quite easy to train them but you may also have to comply with their demands to go for a walk and show affection as often as possible.


Photo Courtesy: Alex and Sonja

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

5. Labrador Retriever

If you were all sobs and smiles while watching 'Marley & Me', then you must get a Labrador retriever for yourself. They are ideal companions and are very protective about their master and their family. Labrador retrievers are intelligent dogs that are easy to train. They serve as ideal guide dogs because they are extremely alert and can sniff danger from a distance.


Photo Courtesy: emildom75

Poodle

Poodle

6. Poodle

Held as the smartest among all breeds, Poodles aren't actually the girlie type that they look like. On the contrary, they are protective, athletic and smart. They can be easily trained. What's more, poodles are quite socially active, so they like to be with different people. In other words, your doggie won't bark at your friends and embarrass you.


Photo Courtesy: djtansey

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

7. German Shepherd

When it comes to training and security, German Shepherds are held as the best. They are so easy to train that they can erase all what they have learned in the past and learn everything new in no time. They are active companions so you need to be equally active and engage in physical activities with them.


Photo Courtesy: garryknight

Dachshund

Dachshund

8. Dachshund

If you are a person who loves indoors, then Dachshunds are the perfect pets for you. They don't like the outdoors as much but that doesn't mean they are passive all the time. They like to snuggle, cuddle and play with you. They are a little difficult to train but once that is done, they serve as excellent watchdogs.


Photo Courtesy: Howard O. Young

Bulldog

Bulldog

9. Bulldog

So, you want a protector in the family? Then, you must opt for a Bulldog. They are calm, friendly yet passive dogs that are quite good with kids. Most of all, they are protective and dominating when it comes to emergency situations. They are perfect to be kept as guard dogs, though initially it would be difficult to train them because they are quite particular about getting things done their way.


Photo Courtesy: Sebastian Bulldog

Maltese

Maltese

10. Maltese

Maltese look more like an accessory than a pet. They can be flaunted to parties, groomed like you'd groom a baby girl and of course, help you get all the attention for having a beauty by your side. They are playful companions who will entertain you 24x7. They like to be loved and cuddled and they're equally protective. It's fairly easy to train them.


Photo Courtesy: wsilver

  • Chihuahua
  • Pug
  • Beagle
  • American Eskimo Dog
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Poodle
  • German Shepherd
  • Dachshund
  • Bulldog
  • Maltese

There are several other breeds of dogs that are equally cute and equally helpful. Do you have your personal favorite among them? In that case, do share your experiences with us.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply