The most popular animal to have as a pet is a dog. As they say, it is man’s best friend and who doesn’t like dogs? They are fun, lively, cute and snugly! There are hundreds of different breeds out there. Let’s find out what 10 breeds capture the hearts of the citizens in Canada.
1. Labrador Retriever
According to the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), the Labrador retriever comes in first. This loyal and obedient dog is a great companion. It is in their nature to love being around people and protect them. They are also very playful since they are bred as sporting dogs, so Labrador retrievers will keep you entertained.
2. German Shepherd
With proper training, German shepherds can be great guard dogs. These gentle family protectors are highly intelligent. German shepherds are considered to be the finest all-purpose dog; they are big but gentle and agile. They are smart and loyal by nature, so it isn’t hard to train your German shepherd.
3. Golden Retriever
Known as America’s most popular dog breed, it is no surprise that tons of people love them. They are good workers; they can serve as guides for the blind, search and rescue and can act as a service and emotional support dog. The duality of this breed makes them great for the family. They can be gentle with kids and hyper and playful around adults, all the while being protective.
This energetic and playful breed is the best breed if you are into sports because they are easily trained and agile. They also excel in different canine sports. This chic dog is instinctive and adaptive. Aside from being sporty, they also look fashionable. Their hair and body structure makes them look like a model in the dogs’ world. And poodles do make great candidates for modeling.
5. Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland sheepdogs are also known as shelties. Shelties are the sixth most intelligent dog. They are great in the medical field because of their IQ. They are used as therapy, service and medical dogs.
If you want to have a small dog that you can play with at any time, then the Havanese is just for you! These small, playful dogs can surely keep up with your energy. You will get attached to them since they are loyal and very clingy.
7. Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a big and powerful breed. Their body and nature are built for work but don’t be fooled. As intimidating as they look and sound, they are sweet and affectionate. In spite of how they look, they are one of the least aggressive dog breeds.
8. Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire terriers are small enough to put inside your bag. Yorkies, as they are known, are loving, devoted, confident and courageous dogs. Despite their size, they know how to stand up for themselves.
9. French Bulldog
These dogs are companion dogs and love kinship. Being in contact with their humans shows how loving and easygoing they are. French bulldogs are also friendly, protective and patient.
This breed’s most noticeable feature is its stout frame that makes them look like a cute, little cinnamon roll. Though their faces look cute and squishy, they have broad shoulders and big heads. Bulldogs are known to be dependable, so they also make good watchdogs.
Dogs are popular with people and different breeds have their own specialty and purpose. Canadians love dogs so much that they even have a club dedicated to them and a 24-hour vet in Hamilton. However, even with rankings and stigmas, we should still treat all dogs, no matter the breed, kindly.