Which dog is top? The Ultimate Guide

No. 15 — Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Which dog is top?

People love Cavalier King Charles spaniels not only for their sweet, “lap-loving personalities” but also because they are multipurpose dogs, according to Kim Campbell Thornton, a dog writer and editor — and Cavalier enthusiast.

“They’re happy to do dog sports, go on a hike or to the beach, or just be a couch potato with you. Whatever you want to do, they’re game,” she told TODAY. “Finally, their size makes them great travelers, which is important with so many people taking their dogs on trips with them these days.”

No. 16 — Doberman Pinscher

Which dog is top?

The Doberman pinscher can have a fearsome reputation. But the dog “of yesterday’s scary movies” is still protective but now also a fun-loving athletic dog and “discerning companion,” according to the Doberman Pinscher Club of America.

The intelligent dogs also boast qualities like fearlessness, loyalty and an energetic nature. As with all dogs, socialization and positive training is key.

One of the most ancient of the toy breeds, Maltese dogs were bred to be sweet and adoring of their owners. The Greeks even erected tombs for their Maltese dogs, and in Elizabethan times, they were called “The Comforter” because it was believed they could relieve pain and cure illness.

Plus, if you adopt your mixed-breed from the shelter, not only will they already be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date with vaccines, but youll also be helping with the pet overpopulation problem.

Newfoundland dogs are also strong swimmers, and the breed was trained to rescue people from drowning — one dog even famously saved Napoleon Bonaparte.

They’re good for people with allergies and make excellent companions since they are loving, independent, intelligent, and easy to train.

Theres a reason why Labs are the most popular breed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, as well as here in the US. They are devoted and obedient and have even temperaments that make them good with both children and other animals.

Review of the Top 10 Dog Breeds and Which Breed is Right for You

The American Kennel Club, a registry of purebred dog pedigrees, has released its latest data on the most popular dog breeds in America.

Each year, the organization ranks the most favored dog breeds with details and background information on each canine.

There are many surprising changes this year. The ranking for the poodle has seen a big shift, and theres even a new breed on the roster.

This breed grows up to around 51 pounds and was bred by Vikings to hunt moose and bears. This courageous breed is the national dog of Norway.

The wire fox terrier is newcomer to the AKCs list of the most popular dog breeds in America.

Wire fox terriers are alert, confident and gregarious. They are also smart and companionable.

Human companions of English setters will tell you that these speckled hunting dogs are very willing snuggle buddies.

Today, you can find standard schnauzers chasing backyard squirrels and being protective of their human families.

Pekingese dogs were bred in ancient China to be lap dogs. And, true to their heritage, youll find these fluffy friends on couches across America.

Heres Wasabi taking his award-winning turn around the Westminster arena. Wasabis victory marked the fifth-ever win for a Pekingese pup in the dog show.

A flat-coated retriever plays in the water in the Neckar river in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany, on April 22, 2018.