Rover, an on-demand dog-walking and dog-sitting service wanted to know which dog breeds are the most popular in America. They examined dog-breed data from more than half a million pet parents and came up with a list of the 20 most popular dog breeds, as of 2019.
Most people do not think of mixed breed dogs to be on the 20 most popular dog breeds in America but there they are. You might not be able to trace their ancestral lineage, but does that really matter when their sweet, adorable eyes are looking up at you? Whether you are looking for a lap dog, a jogging partner or an all-around great family dog, a mixed breed is lovable blend of everything you are looking for. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors encourage people that are looking for a new family pet to consider mixed breeds.
You probably see Labrador Retrievers everywhere you go. They are always around, in town, at the beach and at dog parks. You might see them working as rescue, guide and therapy dogs. These jobs are tailor-made for them. They are happy and outgoing and love to retrieve balls, frisbees and just about anything you toss out. They are especially fond of water. Labs often top these most-popular lists because of their great nature. These dogs are family members and Sugar Land Chiropractors understand that these dogs think of themselves as lap dogs.
Chihuahuas are teensy-weensy cutie. A chihuahua tips the scales at about six pounds or less and is about eight inches tall. This small breed packs a gigantic amount of personality in its dainty body. Speaking of that personality, it actually depends a lot on the particular Chihuahuaís genes. Some Chihuahuas are mild-mannered and mellow dogs while others are bossier and more boisterous. Mild or saucy, Sugar Land Chiropractors understand that a Chihuahua will be your biggest fan. They will stick to you like glue bestowing lots of affection, fun playtime and eternal devotion.
Next there is the Golden Retriever. These dogs love their humans and have reservoirs of empathy and compassion that keep on giving, making them the ideal family pet for any of the staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors. Golden Retrievers are notorious for being friendly, outgoing, goofy, relaxed, eager to please, playful and intelligent to boot.
German Shepherd are intelligent, protective, athletic, versatile and active. Now let us add a few more you might not know about. For starters German Shepherds are scent-driven and are highly valued as K-9 members of the police force and detect drugs and bombs with their sniff-sleuthing skills. These dogs are also very devoted. They show 100 percent unconditional love to their human families and pet siblings. It is recognized by Sugar Land Chiropractors that these dogs they are very gorgeous.
Now on the smaller side we have Yorkshire Terriers or Yorkies as some people call them. This is the poster pup for the terrier breed. It has all the trademarks of being feisty, tenacious and gutsy in spades. Back in the day, Yorkies started as working-class dogs, bred to hunt rodents. By late Victorian times, Yorkies became a fashionable lapdog for proper English ladies. They are a bit aloof with strangers and made great watchdogs. Yorkies are alert and lively and happily communicate by barking. If you prefer a dog that is quieter, then the Yorkie may not be for you.
Resistance is futile when you lock eyes with a Shih Tzu. They draw you in be being sweet, cheerful and slightly mischievous. Shih Tzus are famously great with kids and love to entertain and be entertained with games and tricks.
The Dachshund is peppy and headstrong. It has a tail-wagging honor that you might not know about. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors are especially partial to Dachshunds. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) a Dachshund named Waldi was the official mascot of the 1972 Olympics. Even more fascinating, the Olympic marathon route was in the shape of a Dachshund. While these dogs will never run a marathon or even run down the block, they do love to hunt and dig. As far as companions go, they tend to be a one-person kind of dog and are content to snuggle in tight on the sofa or burrow under your blanket.
Boxers are loyal and alert companions. They are very protective of their humans. They are playful and gentle with kids. They tolerate dogs they know but might not be all that keen on dogs they do not know. Boxers thrive with pet parents who are willing to put in the time for consistent obedience training. It is not Boxers are not intelligent; it is that they can be stubborn and sensitive. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors understand that Boxers also like to stay busy, so keep them mentally challenged with toys, long walks and playtime activities.
The Jack Russell terrier are very energetic, happy dogs who have strong wills and lots of energy. Originally bred to hunt, these smaller dogs need to be kept busy with walks and activities. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors understand that Jack Russell terrier are highly active. They can be quite vocal when they want to be. They make excellent watchdogs. However, jack Russells are also well-suited to being family pets, although they tend to be happier with older children who know how to behave properly around a dog.
A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador and a poodle. Bred to be low shedding thanks to their poodle parentís genes. Labradoodles can be a good choice for allergy sufferers. These dogs come in a range of sizes similar to poodles. They are smaller to exceptionally large. They make great family pets and usually inherit the laid-back attitude of a Labrador and the intelligence of a poodle.
Cocker spaniels are a breed of dog most easily recognized by their long droopy ears. They are lively and friendly. They make the ideal family dog although they do need lots of exercise. Cocker spaniels are loyal, friend dogs who thrive in the company of people and other dogs. There are two different types ñ working cocker and show cockers. The most famous cocker spaniel is Lady from the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp.