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Most Popular Dog Breeds

Dogs have always been among the most loyal friends of mankind. Dogs known for their loyal traits are also available in different breeds around the world. The most popular dog breeds today have different characteristics and abilities. For years, dog breeds have taken part in both war environments and many areas, they have played important roles in our life.

It is the combination of dogs with different genes that determine the breed of dogs. In the last of these two separate genes, while crossbred breeds are formed, sometimes the same genes come together to form real breed dogs. Let's take a look at the most popular dog breeds in the world.


Origin Country: Germany/Poland

Life Span: 12-16 years

Pomeranian is a Spitz type dog breed named after the Pomeranian region of Central Europe.

Their height is generally 20cm and their weight is 2-3.5 kg. It is generally known as a toy dog.

Overall, Pomeranian is a solid, healthy dog ​​breed.

They are intelligent, energetic, loving and friendly dogs.

It is among the 15 most popular dog breeds in the USA.


Origin Country: Mexico

Life Span: 12-20 years

Chihuahua is a good companion dog. This brave, lively, arrogant and aggressive dog demands the return of the love it gives. Its agility allows to perform serial maneuver.

He is stubborn and attached to his family. They like to lick their owners' faces.

Chihuahua hates the cold and can start trembling immediately. It is useful to wear a sweater in cool weather. Suitable for apartment life.

Although it is very easy to carry these cute little dogs on the arm, they will be much more healthy and fit if they are force to walk regularly.


Origin Country: England

Life Span: 13-16 years

Despite the appearance of the Yorkshire Terriers, they are pretty brave like all terrier kinds.

Their height usually varies between 18-23 cm. They are very brave, energetic and intelligent dogs. They are very attached to their families and don't like foreigners, acts distantly.

It does not like small animals and other dogs and they can act aggressively.

They get along well with children who don't get angry. The are good guard dog unless they bark much. They can bite if it is baffled, scared or angry. You can easily live in the apartment.


Origin Country: United Kingdom

Life Span: 9-14 years

Cavalier King Charles is a small spaniel breed classified in the group of small dogs. Average weights; It is 6 - 8kg. Their height varies between 30-33 cm.

It has a silky smooth coat and usually smooth but messy tails. The breed standard recognizes four colors: Blenheim (chestnut and white), tricolor (black / white / skin color), black and skin color, and ruby color.

The breed is generally friendly with both children and other animals. They are loving and well structured; however, they require a lot of human attention.

As they are family dogs, it is recommended not to be left alone for a long time at a time.

They are extremely loving, entertaining, patient and eager to please in terms of their kinds.

Therefore, this breed dogs are perfect for children and other dogs. Cavaliers do not hesitate to socialize with much larger dogs. They have a social structure.


Origin Country: Malta

Life Span: 12-15 years

Maltese dog is an play dog breed thought to have come from Malta about 2800 years ago. Its adults are about 13 cm tall and weight is 3 kg. It has long white hair, drooping ears and small body. Despite their gentle appearance, Maltese dogs, which are generally alive and active, are very loving dogs. It is a race that has been popular with the rich and aristocrats in the past. Studies show that the Maltese dog is the most widely owned dog breed in South Korea and Australia.


Origin Country: Germany / France

Life Span: 12-15 years

Poodle is a dog breed that is thought to be of German origin. However, he became very popular in France and was considered the national dog of France. Poodles were used as hunting dogs first. To facilitate their movement in the water, their fur was shaved in a special way. Today, they are also used as mushroom finders but generally owned to play dog for families especially “Toy poodle” and “medium Poodle” kinds. They are loving, energetic, human-friendly dogs.

The poodle, considered one of the smartest dogs in the world, has 3 different types:

Standard, miniature, medium and toy Poodle.

According to their types;

Toy Poodle: 24 - 28 cm,

Miniature Poodle: 28 - 35 cm,

Medium Poodle: 35 - 45 cm,

Standard Poodle: 45 - 60 cm


Origin Country: China

Life Span: 9-15 years

Adult males have an average of 56 cm of height and females have an average of 51 cm of height.Their weight varies from 20 to 31 kg. It has two layers of fur and protects it from the cold quite well. All sizes can be single color, black, red, blue, brown, cream-colored or white.

They can often be a perfect family dog. She is well-behaved, but she can become vicious. He is determined to be stubborn. She is very keen on to their freedom, but she is very attached to the people she lives with. She is very good with children. She wants to dominate other dogs. She gets along well with other animals she knows when she is a puppy. She successfully performs guarding and protection duties. If it is not routed regularly, it becomes lazy. She is a very preferred dog type because of her cute looks.


Origin Country: China

Life Span: 12-15 years

Pug is a play dog and breed of Chinese origin. It has a wrinkled face, a flattened nose and a spiral tail. A short and shiny fur that can be seen in different colors; It has a well-developed, muscular and angular body. Dogs of the Pug breed are defined as larger than their height, based on their small size and character. Dogs of this breed are more likely to suffer from temperature, obesity, pharyngeal reflex, as well as more severe necrotizing meningoencephalitis (brain membrane damage) and hemispondia. It should be cleaned carefully and frequently by the owners between the ears and wrinkles on the face. They can be unique and docile as well as behave alive and mischievous according to the mood of their owners. They can be a good watchdog. They are always alert and sometimes barks so much.


Origin Country: France

Life Span: 10-14years

He is a benign, playful, careful and curious dog breed. It performs the watchdog function perfectly. He doesn't like rats at all, he hunts the. He doesn't like other dogs, but gets along well with the pets he grew up with. He especially loves the elderly people.Extreme temperatures can cause to a heart attack. It easily adapts to apartment life. He doesn't like walking too much.


Origin Country: England

Life Span: 8-10 years

The head of the English bulldog, which is very large compared to the rest of the body, requires the delivery of them by cesarean section. Due to its flat face, it is very sensitive to respiratory disorders and is very affected by heat. He is also often irritated by his ears. Despite its appearance, it is both loving and reliable. It is a dog that is reliable in relation to other pets, but does not like foreign dogs and can act aggressively. He loves children but can be harsh on people he doesn't like. In order to be happy, it is enough to attract attention from people. It is famous for its snoring and drooling. You can easily live in the apartment. Because it is not very active in the house.


Origin Country: Scotland / England

Life Span: 10-12 years

Golden Retriever is a very popular dog breed. They are used to find birds that were originally shot in prey. They are also among the most common family dogs. They are very tolerant and easy to deal with. They do not have too many expectations from their owners. As long as they are regularly given meals, exercises and taken to veterinary control, they do not need any other needs. However, since its plumage is long, it should be combed regularly. Golden retrievers often get on well with humans and other dogs. They typically bark when they are afraid, but being friendly will prevent them from being good watchdogs. Golden Retrievers are especially preferred because they get along well with people and are very social. For this reason, they are often trained as guide dogs. They are very patient and are very good dogs with kids. They can even babysit. It is a breed that is given as an auxiliary dog ​​for the visually impaired.


Origin Country: Canada

Life Span: 10-14 years

Labrador Retriever, medium-sized dog the height of his man from shoulder to floor between 57.2 - 62.2 cm, weight between 27 - 34 kg, female height from shoulder to floor ranges from 54.6 to 59.7 cm and weight from 25 to 31.7 kg.

The tail is medium length, the tip is pointed. Its short pile skin may be black, yellow or dark brown. It is a very patient and emotional dog. Intelligence, trainability, mobility and speech are the most prominent features. He loves to live with people. He wants to establish a very close, loving relationship with everyone, including children. It treats people who do not like it with great distance. He loves to play in water and mud.


Origin Country: England

Life Span: 12-15 years

He is a good housemate and very tolerant dog against children. He gets along well with other dog breeds. It is not offensive. But he cannot get along with pets like cats. It is a very curious, determined, observant dog. So he can be a good watchdog. He takes a very good trail. He does not like to be alone. Sometimes he howls. He doesn't like cold, he wants to live in temperate climate. Features: Beagle is a kind, sweet, lively and curious dog that loves everyone. He happily wags, is social, brave and smart. He is calm and loving.


Origin Country: Germany

Life Span: 9-13 years

German shepherd dog is breed of German origin.This kind of dogs are perfect for being family and guard dog because of not only athletic and strong body and also their intelligence.

German shepherd dogs are very active, they are confident by breed standards.

They are eager to train and volunteer their duties. They are very loyal and kind to their owner.

If it is not socialized, it can become aggressive towards people. Even things that have a cold character can attract themselves and are kind to strangers. He is very obedient and does not get confused easily.


Origin Country: England / Wales

Life Span: 10-12 years

The English setter, who was born first by the hybridization of pointers and spaniels, is 63 cm height from shoulder to floor and 27 kg in weight. Black, brown, yellow, orange etc. on white. its skin, stained with colors, is covered with long silky hair. In addition to his works for hunting, he can also be seen today as a loyal friend in homes. It is a calm, loving, protective dog breed. The fragrance motives are very developed.

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