Americans today keep in their homes more than 70 million pet dogs, and more than two-thirds of American households kept at least one dog. Of the top 10 most popular breeds in USA 5 breeds are of German origin, the rest have British and Canadian roots. Overall, Americans prefer large dogs, the vast majority of which are European.
Labrador is of Canadian origin. This breed is all over the world. considered an exemplary family dog, superbly handling smart and eager to please its owner.
The breed was originally bred for bird hunting, its good memory and developed instincts are ideal for catching the fallen birds.
Golden retrievers have been officially recognized by the American dog breeding club in 1925. Prior to this, the breed was relatively rare in the USA, although in the UK it was already extremely then popular. Joyful Golden Retriever and his careless and pleasant character make him a favorite among many American dog lovers.
German shepherd is of Germanic origin and has a volatile history in America. After the first world war her popularity declined significantly as it spread anti-German sentiment. But after that, thanks to the means media and developed intelligence breed popularity started to grow again.
This is a typical British breed that loves children, possesses boundless attachment to wants nothing more than to be next to the owner. Although initially the bulldog was bred for bullying bulls, his aggressive character traits completely smoothed out for generations.
Beagles are the most popular hounds in America. Although accurate the origin of the beagle is still not known, for the first time the breed appeared in England in the middle ages. The breed is created for tracking. burrowing animals by smell. Charming flexible ears help beagle pick up the smell by collecting it around his head when his nose is tilted to the ground.
One of the few popular decorative dogs in America, York although it is tiny, it has a large character. Popularity these dogs are far from stellar, but they have a whole army fans who provide the breed a stable place in the first the top ten for many years to come.
A freaky, loyal, energetic and adroit boxer is excellent guard dog and companion dog. Not less, despite the energy, the boxer will be equally happy relax with you in front of the fireplace or lying on the rug. Deutsch boxer is part of a trend in the US that shows that Americans are starting to breed more dogs like mastiff.
Another German breed, the poodle, has a dense curly wool and the highest intelligence (takes 2 place in the list of the most smart breeds). The poodle has 3 varieties: dwarf, small and big. And although today the poodle does not occupy the highest places in popularity in the US, he, like the Labrador, for many decades has been one of the most popular breeds in America.
Rottweiler is the largest breed in the top 10, this affectionate and a powerful companion can become a formidable guard dog. Him partly tarnished reputation is largely not deserved and is associated with many myths. With proper training and socialization, the Rottweiler become faithful, balanced and truly reliable companion.
This small German breed, like York, has a whole army of fans, including stars, the most famous of which are Queen Victoria, Pablo Picasso and John Kennedy. Not less, the growing popularity of large breeds means that playful and The friendly dachshund in Volume 10 ranks below the other two German Breeds – Shepherd and Rottweiler.