If you want to get a pet, you will be interested to read about top 10 dog breeds in America. We will try to help you with your choice and we will tell you about some common mistakes that people make when choosing a dog. Dog breeds are divided into several categories: Working, Sporting, Non-sporting, Herding, Toy, and Terrier.
Dogs belonging to the sporting group seem to be the most popular in the U. S. This group includes pointers, setters, spaniels, etc. This group also includes retrievers. This breed was originally created for hunting, but they have become popular as family dogs.
Toy group seems to be popular as well. This group includes poodles, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, and Yorkshire terrier. Several small dog breeds also belong to this group. However, don’t let the word “Toy” fool you. These dogs perhaps look like small furry toys, but this is not what they are. They can be aggressive and nervous, often too noisy. They love their owners and guard them with their life, although they are not physically capable of guarding anything. They are too small to deal with danger, but they are extremely sharp.
Working group is also very popular. This group includes Siberian husky, Boxer, Doberman pinscher, and Rottweiler. These are great guard dogs and they are strong and powerful. They are known as loyal dogs and many people keep them as family dogs. Perhaps they do not look friendly, but you should not let the looks fool you.
Here is the list of top 10 dog breeds in the U.S.
Top 10 Dog Breeds in the United States
♦ Retriever – Golden
♦ Retriever – Labrador
♦ Yorkshire Terrier
♦ German Shepherd Dog
♦ Miniature Schnauzer
♦ Shih Tzu
You may be disappointed if you can’t find your favorite dog here. Well, don’t be! Trends keep changing all the time, so this list is not definite – it can easily change anytime.
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Here are some tips on choosing the right dog for you. First, you have to know exactly why you want a dog. If you want a dog you can keep in the house, you should get a smaller breed. These dogs don’t need a lot of space and you don’t have to take them for long walks several times a day. They are dynamic, but they don’t need to run too much. On the other hand, working group needs a lot of space and these dogs have to exercise regularly. Running and walking are something you just have to do with these dogs every day.
The most important thing we have to tell you is that the breed itself is not that important. The most important is to train your dog properly. No matter what kind of dog you choose, his character and habits will depend on you – the owner.
You can read about “the best family dogs” or “the best guard dogs”, but the truth is that your dog is what you make of him. People wrongly believe that some breeds are simply made for families, so they do not pay much attention to training, and they expect their dogs to be perfect for family as if they are “designed” for this purpose. This is wrong. It is no surprise to see a “family dog” behaving badly with both children and adults. Aggressiveness and stubbornness can be seen in any dog, if he is not trained properly.