Top 5 Dog breeds

There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Benjamin Franklin

For most of us dogs are more than just a pet. they are like a friend to us and acts as a stress buster. But it is very essential to pick the right breed of dog because you are going to spend a lifetime with it. Therefore to help you make an informed decision in choosing the right dog breed for you; we have listed here the top 5 dog breeds.

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.

Johnny Depp

The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.

Martin Luther

Here are some interesting facts about the most popular dog breeds.

1. German Shepard

German Shepard is one of the Best Guard Dogs

Height60 cm to 65 cm (Males), 55 cm to 60 cm (Females)
Weight30 kg to 40 kg
ColourBlack, Sable, Black and Tan, Grey
FeaturesAlert, Intellegent, Loyal, Friendly, Highly Energetic, Curious and Couregeous, Adaptive
Life Span10 to 13 years
Approx. Price17k to 25k INR.

American Kennel Club changed the name from German Sheepdog to German Shepard during World War I. They are one of the most Intelligent, Loyal and Versatile breeds.

They love physical challenges. Regular exercise like a long walk or ball game is a must for them. A good training will make them the perfect dog.

They are prone to have hip and elbow dysplasia. Therefore regular calcium and multivitamin supplements are also to be given.

Royal Canin is the best food for their body builds. Due to thick coat anti-tick shampoo should be used for German Shepard.

2. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is one of the Best Family Dogs

Height57 cm to 62 cm (Males), 55 cm to 60 cm (Females)
Weight25 kg to 36 kg
ColourYellow, Black, Chocolate
FeaturesIntellegent, Friendly, Active, Gentle, Suitable for First time owners, Easy to train
Life Span10 to 14 years
Approx. Price20k to 27k INR

Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds. They got recognition by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1917. Their original birth was in Newfoundland as was used for water-related activities.

They are very obedient and always ready to please their master. They need to be exercised daily.

It is because of its origin they love water and are good swimmers.

Labrador Retriever usually suffers from Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. They are also prone to get obese easily. They should be given a bath with anti-tick or flea shampoo. Royal Canin has come up with a special product for Labrador.

3. Pug

Pug is one of the Best Small Dog Breeds

Height25cm to 30 cm
Weight6 kg to 8 kg
ColourBlack, Silver, Fawn
FeaturesGentle, Active, Friendly, Adjusts well in apartments
Life Span11 to 15 years
Approx. Price10k to 17k INR

This breed has a large head and multiple deep wrinkles on them. This breed has various names such as in Germany it is known as Mops whereas in England they are known as Chinese/Dutch pug. They were recognized by AKC in 1885.

Pug is a playful and confident breed. They are stubborn in nature and also likes to be boastful. They are easy to groom hence suited for first-time pet owners.

They often suffer from Encephalitis, Hip Dysplasia and Brachycephalic Syndrome.

4. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever is one of the Best Friendly Dogs

Height55 cm to 62 cm (Males), 50 cm to 56 cm (Females)
Weight25kg to 35 kg
ColourGolden (Light and Dark), Cream
FeaturesHighly Sensitive, Friendly, Easy to train, Confident
Life Span9 to 12 years
Approx. Price20k to 35k INR

Lord Tweedmouth was the one who came out with this breed. They are also called Yellow Retriever and sheds heavily twice a year. Golden Retriever was registered in AKC in 1927. They are very much family pets, well behaved and playful.

They need exercise regularly and also need human interaction along with challenging activities. They shed heavily twice a year.

They suffer usually from Hip Dysplasia, Skin diseases and Lymphoma.

5. Rottweiler

Rottweiler is known for its Courage

Height64 cm to 69 cm (Males) , 60 cm to 63 cm (Females)
Weight40 kg to 60 kg
ColourBlack and Tan
FeaturesEasy to Groom, Courageous, Active, Family Friendly, Intellegent
Life Span9 to 10 years
Approx. Price18k to 25k INR

Rottweiler’s name is derived from the town Rottweil. They were used as cattle drovers, to draft dogs to police dogs. They gained AKC registration in the year 1931.

Rottweiler is a powerful breed. They are alert and bold.

They need daily long walks and vigorous physical exercise. They have a small coat hence regular brushing is not required. Pedigree or Royal Canin suits them well. You can also bake food for your pets.

They suffer from Hip and Elbow Dysplasia and Osteosarcoma.