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Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds (2014)

Here is the most reliable and current list about the top dog breeds in the US. This list include pictures and information about the top 10 breeds.

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ROTTWEILERS

ROTTWEILERS

The ideal Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful. , black domestic dog with clearly defined rust markings. They are compact and substantial build denote great strength, agility and endurance. Male Rottweilers are characteristically more massive throughout with larger frame and heavier bone than females. Female Rottweilers are distinctly feminine, but without weakness of substance or structure. Good nutrition for Rottweilers is very important from puppy hood to their senior years. The breed's short coat needs little maintenance beyond regular weekly grooming with a brush and the occasional bath. The Rottweiler needs at least two solid workouts daily; he would really appreciate it if these always included you! Rottweilers are generally a healthy breed.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/rottweiler/

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FRENCH BULLDOGS

FRENCH BULLDOGS

The French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. Expression alert, curious, and interested. Any alteration other than removal of dewclaws is considered mutilation and is a disqualification. Proportion and Symmetry - All points are well distributed and bear good relation one to the other; no feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears poorly proportioned. Good nutrition for French Bulldogs is very important from puppy hood to their senior years. The French Bulldog requires minimal exercise and grooming. They are Not Very Active; French Bulldogs are easygoing, not terribly athletic; brisk walks will keep them trim. Find a good veterinarian, preferably one who has other short-faced patients

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/french-bulldog/

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BOXERS

BOXERS

The ideal Boxer is a medium-sized, square-built dog of good substance with short back, strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. His well-developed muscles are clean, hard, and appear smooth under taut skin. There movements denote energy. His expression is alert and his temperament steadfast and tractable.The chiseled head imparts to the Boxer a unique individual stamp. It must be in correct proportion to the body. The broad, blunt muzzle is the distinctive feature, and great value is placed upon its being of proper form and balance with the skull. Good nutrition for Boxers is very important from puppy hood to their senior years.The Boxer’s short, shiny and smooth-lying coat requires little grooming. Very Active; Boxers are strong, quick, busy dogs who need plenty of exercise; they enjoy physical & mental challenges. Boxers are generally a healthy breed.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/boxer/

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POODLES

POODLES

They are a very active, intelligent and elegant-appearing dog, squarely built, well proportioned, moving soundly and carrying himself proudly. Properly clipped in the traditional fashion and carefully groomed, the Poodle has about him an air of distinction and dignity peculiar to himself. Good nutrition for Poodles is very important from puppy hood to their senior years.This breed’s hypoallergenic coat may reduce allergic reactions, but requires regular professional grooming.Poodles are enthusiastic walkers, runners, and swimmers.Poodles are generally a healthy breed. The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle with many coat colors. Originally bred in Germany as a type of water dog, the breed was standardized in France.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/poodle/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle

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YORKSHIRE TERRIERS

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS

They are a long-haired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of body. The body is neat, compact and well proportioned. The dog's high head carriage and confident manner should give the appearance of vigor and self-importance. Good nutrition for Yorkshire Terriers is very important from puppy hood to their senior years. The beautiful long coat of the Yorkie requires regular brushing. Somewhat Active; Yorkshire Terriers are moderately active and will be happy with a daily satisfying walk. Yorkshire Terriers are generally a healthy breed. They were developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England,[3] to catch rats in clothing mills, also used for rat-baiting.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/yorkshire-terrier/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_Terrier

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BEAGLES

BEAGLES

They are a miniature Foxhound, solid and big for his inches, with the wear-and-tear look of the hound that can last in the chase and follow his quarry to the death. Good nutrition for Beagles is very important from puppy hood to his senior years. They have a short, easy-to-care-for coats. Very Active; This quick, energetic and compact hound dog needs plenty of exercise. Beagles are generally a healthy breed. Some information about them is they have a great sense of smell and tracking instinct that sees them employed as detection dogs for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. Beagles are intelligent but single-minded, and popular pets because of their size, even temper, and lack of inherited health problems.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/beagle/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beagle

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BULLDOGS

BULLDOGS

The perfect Bulldog must be of medium size and smooth coat; with heavy, thick-set, low-swung body, massive short-faced head, wide shoulders and sturdy limbs. The general appearance and attitude should suggest great stability, vigor and strength. The disposition should be equable and kind, resolute and courageous (not vicious or aggressive), and demeanor should be pacific and dignified. These attributes should be countenanced by the expression and behavior. Good nutrition for Bulldogs is very important from puppy hood to his senior years. The breed requires minimal grooming and exercise.
They are Not Very Active; Bulldogs won't beg to be exercised, but they require regular walks and the occasional romp. Bulldogs are generally a healthy breed.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/bulldog/

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RETRIEVERS (GOLDEN)

RETRIEVERS (GOLDEN)

A symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy nor long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition. Overall appearance, balance, gait and purpose to be given more emphasis than any of his component parts. Faults-Any departure from the described ideal shall be considered faulty to the degree to which it interferes with the breed's purpose or is contrary to breed character. Good nutrition for the Golden Retriever is very important from puppy hood to his senior years. The Golden’s water-repellent double-coat sheds seasonally and needs regular brushing as a part of his weekly grooming. They are Very Active; This dog is active and energetic, and needs daily exercise. Golden Retrievers are generally a healthy breed.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/golden-retriever/

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GERMAN SHEPHERDS

GERMAN SHEPHERDS

It is a strong, agile, well muscled animal, alert and full of life. It is well balanced, with harmonious development of the forequarter and hindquarter. The dog is longer than tall, deep-bodied, and presents an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. It looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or soft living. Secondary sex characteristics are strongly marked, and every animal gives a definite impression of masculinity or femininity, according to its sex. Good nutrition for the German Shepherd Dog is very important from puppy hood to his senior years. The breed's thick double short coat requires regular weekly grooming with a pin brush and slicker brush. They are Very Active; These big guys were born to work; they require regular mental and physical exercise. German Shepherd Dogs are generally a healthy breed.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/german-shepherd-dog/

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RETRIEVERS (LABRADOR)

RETRIEVERS (LABRADOR)

The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, medium-sized, short-coupled, dog possessing a sound, athletic, the temperament to be a family companion. Physical features and mental characteristics should denote a dog bred to perform as an efficient Retriever of game with a stable temperament suitable for a variety of pursuits beyond the hunting environment. The most distinguishing characteristics of the Labrador Retriever are its short, dense, weather resistant coat; an "otter" tail; a clean-cut head with broad back skull; powerful jaws; and its friendly eyes, expressing character, intelligence and good temperament. Good nutrition for the Labrador Retriever is very important from puppy hood to his senior years. A double-coated breed which sheds seasonally, regular grooming keeps his coat at its water-resistant best. They are Very Active; Labs are high-spirited and not afraid to show it. They are generally a healthy breed.

For more information please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/labrador-retriever/