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
|Height||60 cm to 65 cm (Males), 55 cm to 60 cm (Females)|
|Weight||30 kg to 40 kg|
|Colour||Black, Sable, Black and Tan, Grey|
|Features||Alert, Intellegent, Loyal, Friendly, Highly Energetic, Curious and Couregeous, Adaptive|
|Life Span||10 to 13 years|
|Approx. Price||17k 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.
2. Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever is one of the Best Family Dogs
|Height||57 cm to 62 cm (Males), 55 cm to 60 cm (Females)|
|Weight||25 kg to 36 kg|
|Colour||Yellow, Black, Chocolate|
|Features||Intellegent, Friendly, Active, Gentle, Suitable for First time owners, Easy to train|
|Life Span||10 to 14 years|
|Approx. Price||20k 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.
Pug is one of the Best Small Dog Breeds
|Height||25cm to 30 cm|
|Weight||6 kg to 8 kg|
|Colour||Black, Silver, Fawn|
|Features||Gentle, Active, Friendly, Adjusts well in apartments|
|Life Span||11 to 15 years|
|Approx. Price||10k 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
|Height||55 cm to 62 cm (Males), 50 cm to 56 cm (Females)|
|Weight||25kg to 35 kg|
|Colour||Golden (Light and Dark), Cream|
|Features||Highly Sensitive, Friendly, Easy to train, Confident|
|Life Span||9 to 12 years|
|Approx. Price||20k 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.
Rottweiler is known for its Courage
|Height||64 cm to 69 cm (Males) , 60 cm to 63 cm (Females)|
|Weight||40 kg to 60 kg|
|Colour||Black and Tan|
|Features||Easy to Groom, Courageous, Active, Family Friendly, Intellegent|
|Life Span||9 to 10 years|
|Approx. Price||18k 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.