5 Of The Most Popular Dog Breeds In The World

3* German Shepherd Dog


German Shepherd Dogs owe their popularity, at least in part, to the dog who saved Hollywood, Rin Tin Tin. However, GSDs kept their status as one of the ten most popular breeds in the United States with their ability to be trained to do just about anything.

They work as assistants to the disabled, police dogs, military dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, contraband sniffing dogs, and herding dogs among other jobs.

German Shepherds are loyal, sometimes to a fault, and must be socialized early on to be friendly to other dogs and humans. That said, they make excellent guard dogs for this reason. They are naturally wary. If intruders break in to a German Shepherd’s home, they’ll have a hard time getting away without some teeth marks.

The German Shepherd’s reputation as an intelligent, trainable dog with a strong sense of loyalty makes them a favorite as a worker dog and as a regular companion.