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The most popular dog breeds in the world

Las razas de perros más populares en el mundo

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It is really difficult to know how many dog ​​breeds there are in the world , and of these, which are the most popular . The answers depend, in the first case, on the international institution that classifies dog breeds, since not all organizations accept all varieties of dogs as breeds. And in the second case, the popularity of dogs depends on the culture of a country, the tastes of the population and even the fame and characteristics of the animals themselves. So, if choosing a furry friend is going to be determined by their popularity, we will have to know a lot more about each breed. According to the International Cynological Federation there are 343 breeds of dogs in the world, other organizations count up to 800 breeds; The truth of the matter is that they are classified into groups according to their size, their function and their usefulness for human beings.

In some countries the most popular dog breeds are:

  • Siberian Husky : Popular for its strong muscles, its wolf-like appearance, the color of its eyes and its abundant coat. Of Russian origin, this is a noble animal with a docile character.
    Siberian Husky
  • Golden Retriever : It is a friendly, playful dog, with an abundant and silky coat. It is originally from the United Kingdom, serves as a companion for children and adults and has been used in the therapy of children with special abilities.
  • Poodle or Poodle : It is very popular for its size and stuffed appearance, with silky, curly hair. It is docile and is classified in the group of companion dogs.
  • Rottweiler : Historically it has performed various functions, from supporting the herding of sheep and goats, to helping in rescue situations, for blind people and loading and dragging merchandise. They are dogs that are strong in character and intimidate with their imposing body. They have a strength that sometimes overwhelms anyone who takes them out for a walk.
  • Dalmatian : Its enormous intelligence and developed and sensitive sense of smell have made it popular among fire departments, especially for locating people when natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis or landslides have occurred. They have a noble character and also owe their popularity to their incredible appearance: white fur with black specks.
  • Boxer : It is popular in some parts of the world because it is used as a police dog due to its refined sense of smell. It has a stylized and muscular appearance, although it is a faithful and playful dog.
  • Chihuahua : It is the smallest breed of dog in the world, which has undoubtedly made it very popular. This dog is so affectionate and faithful that he becomes the most jealous in the world with his master. Their high-pitched and loud barking scares away any intruders lurking around your room.
  • English Bulldog : This breed of dog is very popular because its appearance is truly curious, especially its face that is shown with an angry expression, although they are really docile and playful.
  • Pug or Carlino : Originally from China, this breed of dog has become popular thanks to cinema, as it has appeared in several action films. It has a muscular body and round face, with large and expressive black eyes, short legs, and close, thick fur. They are noble, affectionate and faithful dogs.
  • Labrador : These dogs are calm and very intelligent and intuitive, obedient, docile and affectionate. They are popular because they are good company for people of any age, and have been used by anti-drug security forces and to rescue missing people in tragic events.
  • Maltese dog : This is a small breed of dog, with white, silky fur. It has pendulous, hairy ears. He is in the group of lap dogs, companion dogs. They are friendly and playful.
  • German Shepherd : It is another popular breed in the world. It is a robust and imposing-looking dog, which is why it is commonly used in security forces and in military operations. They are loyal pets to their masters.
  • Yorkshire Terrier : It is a small dog, it can be carried in handbags. Their status as lapdogs is recent, as they were previously used as rat catchers in English factories and industries during the 19th century.
  • Border Collie : It is a sheepdog, it has an agile body, has good physical resistance, is faithful and has a reputation for being very intelligent.
  • Samoyed : It is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Its abundant, white and silky fur is what attracts its admirers. It is elegant and strong, and in terms of its character, it is a friendly and cunning dog. Their fur requires special care since it is made up of two layers, an outer, rough and thick one, and a short, dense and soft inner one.

Some rare breeds of great popularity:

  • Tibetan Mastiff : They are large dogs, they can measure up to 80 centimeters and weigh more than 90 kilos. It has great muscles and its fur is incredibly thick, light brown, reddish or combined black and white.
  • Shar Pei : It is another strange breed of dog. Its skin has very particular folds. It's like he's wearing a suit two sizes bigger than his body. They are tender, docile and serve as company.
  • Chow Chow : This breed of dog is also native to China. They were used as hunters and guardians of flocks. They are calm dogs, although they are distrustful of unknown people, so it is common for them to attack unexpectedly. Its particular characteristic is its blue-black tongue. It has abundant fur and can be blue, gray, white, reddish, black or cream.
  • Pekingese : This breed of dog is very popular due to its small size and thick coat. They serve as company but do not obey very easily. To make them obey you must be trained with patience and subtlety.
  • Neapolitan Mastiff : This breed of dog was trained to fight bears, tigers and lions. They can be gray, black, bluish or fawn. It has a robust appearance and some specimens can weigh more than 90 kilos, in the case of males, but females can weigh up to 60 kilos.
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