Dogs are perhaps the best friend of human beings. Their faithfulness has made them highly adorable across the world. Before you plan to adopt a dog for your family, it is necessary to check out the top 10 dog breeds of 2013.
Labrador Retrievers are well-behaved and even-tempered in nature. They are playful and athletic in nature. Retrievers are also popular as assistance dogs. This breed of dog is trained to assist autistic, blind people and perform various detection and screening jobs for different official and law enforcement agencies.
German Shepherd is a large dog breed that has origin in Germany. They are popular due to their obedience, trainability, strength and intelligence. The breed is preferred for several duties in rescue and search; acting; military and police teams etc.
This breed was earlier trained as gun dogs that retrieved birds and ducks during shooting parties and hunting. This intelligent breed is very friendly and has gentle temperament. They are used as guard dogs, detection dogs, hunting dogs, rescue dogs etc.
Next in importance are the beagles. They are medium-sized dogs with shorter legs and soft ears. They are mostly trained for tracking rabbit, hare and smaller games. Their natural tracking ability and has made them popular as detection dogs. This breed does not suffer from inherited problems related to health.
Bulldogs have attained fifth rank according to popularity. They are bred under unique process to overcome excessive aggression. Most bulldogs have patient nature and are friendly. Their average life span is 8 to 12 years.
These are smaller dog breeds and are common as companion dogs. They are curious, overprotective and active in nature. These dog breed loves attention. They are used as a companion dog only.
Boxers are most faithful and never treacherous in old age even. The breed is playful, bright and energetic. They bond better with children. They are generally headstrong, thus inappropriate for effective obedience training.
Poodles are skillful in dog sports and perform well in herding, tracking, agility and obedience. They are best suitable for conformation shows. However, they were used as working dogs in army during the Second World War.
Rottweilers are good-natured domestic dogs. They are obedient, devoted and even eager to perform various activities. They are a powerful breed and possess developed guarding and herding instincts.
Dachshunds are long-bodied but short-legged dogs that are bred to chase animals dwelling in burrows. They are able to prey smaller animals. They are playful in nature and quite stubborn. They are popular for chasing with determination.