Top 3 Most Popular Dog Breeds and Fun Facts

Dogs come in different shapes and sizes, and are all great, but, we all have our favourites.

Here’s to the top three most popular dog breeds:

Labrador Retriever

This dog was ranked number one most popular in the U.S. and have been making families happy for years.

The Lab Retriever, was bred to be companionable and a great helper with workers.

According to history, the Lab worked with fishermen for years, and has helped them by fetching ropes, hauling nets and even retrieving fish from the cold cold North Atlantic.

Today, the Lab is still a great helper and is often brought on hunts into the forests, and used to bring back shot games; they have also been used as rescue dogs.

They are very affectionate and intelligent.

They are great swimmers

Labrador Retriever

Size

Male Female
Height-55-60 cm Height 52-57 cm
Weight 25-33 kg Weight 25-30 kg

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Talents

Hunting, watchdog, service dog

Lifespan

They have a lifespan of 10-12 years

Litter sizes

5 to 10 puppies

Energy levels

They are rather excitable, but they gain weight easily, so be careful with feeding.

German Shepard

They are known to be fearless and courageous.

Often times they are seen on TV as police dogs.

The German Shepard is a highly social dog and does not deal well with being alone for long periods of time. For best results, socialize them properly from puppyhood.

They have a strong sense of self and sense of power, so the owners need to continuously show that they are pack leaders. This dog is not ideal for people with passive behaviours; be sure to let the dog know that he is a dog, as treating him like a kid or human will have him thinking he is alpha.

German Shepherd

Size

Males Females
Height 60-65 cm Height 55-60 cm
Weight 35-38 kg Weight 34-34 kg

 

Talents

Tracking, obedience, sniffing for drugs

They also make for great guard dogs

Lifespan

About 13 years

Litter sizes

6 to 10 puppies

Energy levels

Very energetic, and they love strenuous activities as it keeps them busy and allows them to use their muscles.

Golden Retriever

They are loyal and very easily trained; they make for wonderful family dogs. And though they tend to be very excitable, and near overly exuberant, they are rather very intelligent; being able to learn up to 200 commands, and is also known as a sporting dog.

Golden retrievers do well in competitions.

While this may not be the best choice for a guard dog, it makes for an excellent companion. To house this dog, you need to arrange activities to keep it entertained, or you may just be coming home to a de-stuffed couch.
 Golden Retriever

Size

Males Females
Height 55-60 cm Height 50-55cm
Weight 25-36 kg Weight 25-32 kg

 

Talents

Tacking, hunting and performing tricks

Lifespan

10 to 12 years

Energy levels

Is very excitable, and requires daily exercise