~ Top 10 Dog Breeds ~

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Kennedy M., Writer

If you are considering buying a new dog think of these top ten breeds.

1. Labrador Retriever

Temperament: Friendly, Active, Outgoing

Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female) Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Group: Sporting Group Yellow labrador retrieving a ring necked pheasant.

Fun Fact: The lab is a popular dog because they are actually from Newfoundland and they love water

2. German Shepard

Temperament:Confident, Courageous, Smart

Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)

Weight: 65-90 pounds (male), 50-70 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 7-10 years

Group: Herding Group

Fun Fact: German Shepard’s are a really smart dog so that’s why they get chosen for K-9 dogs

3. Golden Retriever

Temperament:Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted

Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female)

Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Group: Sporting Group

Fun Fact: Golden Retrievers make a good family dog because they love to swim, love to run, and are easy to train

4. French Bulldog

Temperament:Adaptable, Playful, Smart

Height: 11-13 inches

Weight: under 28 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Group: Non-Sporting Group

Fun Fact: French Bulldogs are great companion dogs

5. Bulldog

Temperament:Friendly, Courageous, Calm

Height: 14-15 inches

Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 8-10 years

Group: Non-Sporting Group

Fun Fact: Bulldogs are very independent

6. Beagle

Temperament:Friendly, Curious, Merry

Height: 13 inches & under, 13-15 inches

Weight: under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)

Life Expectancy: 10-15 years

Group: Hound Group

Fun Fact: Their breed is a thousand years old and the first Beagles were miniture

7. Poodle

Temperament:Active, Proud, Very Smart

Height: 10-15 inches

Weight: 10-15 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-18 years

Group: Non-Sporting Group

Fun Fact: The poodle is originally from Germany and their fur never stops growing

8. Rottweilers

Temperament:Loyal, Loving, Confident Guardian

Height: 24-27 inches (male), 22-25 inches (female)

Weight: 95-135 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 9-10 years

Group: Working Group

Fun Fact: Rottweilers are very loyal and they have very strong jaws

9. Yorkshire Terrier

Temperament:Affectionate, Sprightly, Tomboyish

Height: 7-8 inches

Weight: 7 pounds

Life Expectancy: 11-15 years

Group: Toy Group

Fun Fact: The first therapy dog was a Yorkshire Terrier

10. German Shorthaired Pointer

Temperament:Versatile, Calm, Family-Oriented

Height: 22-28 inches

Weight: 55-80 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-14 years

Group: Foundation Stock Service

Fun Fact: German Shorthaired pointers were bred to hunt