We all know and love dogs. They are simply the best. While not wishing to antagonise any cat lovers (and cats are great too), nothing comes close to our faithful, loyal and best friend, the dog. Many of us have had a dog at some point. For those who have never had a dog, you may recall interacting with a friend’s dog or puppy in the past and having a barrel of laughs at their antics.
Dogs have their own traits and personalities. How we train them and interact with them can play a part. It is important to start training early. Let’s take a look at some dogs with the best personality. Remember, nothing is written in stone. This is just a general list of the dogs with best personality, but feel free to share your opinions and thoughts.
1. Golden Retrievers
Golden Retrievers are such wonderful and beautiful dogs with the best personality. They are a large and powerful breed. They need to have a lot of exercise. They also have a lot of energy, so when you take them for a walk and to get exercise, you can be sure they are going to make the most of it! They are also very sweet and intelligent dogs. They make a great family pet. They make a wonderful companion.
Their kind face and wonderful personality makes them a popular choice. Golden Retriever puppies are particularly good with children and other pets. They also make great service dogs. They are friendly and tolerant. It is in their nature to fetch. The only caveat is that they generally aren’t good watchdogs, though training can play a part. They are too friendly and are more likely to make friends with an intruder, welcome them in and make them a cup of tea!
Poodles come in different sizes. They can be large or small. Poodles are pretty smart dogs. They sometimes get some negative reviews, but this also comes down to the owner. Remember, it is never the dog’s fault. Poodles love attention, especially from the master, so expect them to always want to be with you, which makes them feel happy.
They are quite protective of family members and the home, so make sure to start training early. They can be aggressive towards strangers and even other animals, especially when they are near its territory. Remember though, they are fun-loving, intelligent dogs and pretty lively, so expect to have loads of laughs.
3. German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is such an icon and easily recognized dog. They are large, powerful, loyal and protective. They are an intelligent breed, which is why they are used as working dogs by the police and military in many countries. When you see a German Shepherd sitting quietly with its large ears pricked up, it looks regal and inspires awe.
They are also very courageous dogs and have a big personality. They’re happy and eager to learn. They absolutely adore their masters, but sometimes, they can go through separation anxiety. They may be big and powerful, but they are still babies!
4. Labrador Retrievers
The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. They are quite popular in the United States as well. They love children and children love them. These are great dogs with the personality, since they have good temperaments and get along with everyone, including other animals. They love to play, so kids love that. They are also very obedient and loyal.
The intelligent Labrador are pretty special dogs. Little wonder that they are used as service dogs for people with blindness. They are also great for those with autism. There have been instances where an autistic person’s Labrador brought out the best in them in a way no one else could, including doctors and even family members. Well done those gorgeous Labs!
Ah, the cute, wonderful Beagle. It’s most famous relative is of course, Snoopy, from the famous cartoon strip Peanuts. The beagle is a breed of hound. It is kind of a middle-sized dog. They are great trackers and have an extremely keen sense of smell. It is also an intelligent breed. They are used by law enforcement at airports for sniffing out any questionable baggage.
Beagles have good temperaments, making them a great addition to any family with kids. It is important to start training early, otherwise barking and howling may become a problem. The modern beagle was developed in Great Britain. They can live for up to 15 years. If a typographical error occurred in the 1960s when a Liverpool band were registering their name, today, the world would know them as The Beagles. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
6. Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese water dog make great companions. People with allergies who love dogs should consider this breed. They are quite easy to train as they are intelligent. They are also faithful and loving. They are a large breed and very playful and friendly. As with most larger dogs, boredom can be a problem. Make sure they have toys to stimulate them and keep them busy.
These dogs have a lot of energy. They should get around 45 minutes of exercise daily, if not more. They can live to be around 10 to 14 years. They do need proper grooming for their thick coats, but at least they don’t shed a lot of hair.
7. Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a smaller breed than most in this list. They are absolutely loving and happy little dogs that will always keep you smiling. They are another breed that are not known for shedding a lot of hair. They are affectionate and friendly and kids will love to play with them. They can be a little challenging to housetrain, so start as early as possible.
Bichons are also very curious and want to know everything! If you buy groceries, they’ll stick their noses in to see if you’ve got them anything! Both the male and female have sweet temperaments. They are very alert dogs. In that respect, they make great watchdogs. They can live a good, long life.
With all dogs, training early is important, as is socializing. When you play your part, it can help shape their personality. Every dog will have their own ‘thing’ about them, and that’s why, every dog is special. Don’t you agree?