There is an old American saying, “a dog is a man’s best friend!” Indeed, dogs have been an integral part of human life since their domestication more than 10 thousand years ago. Dogs have done more than just keep humans company. They have played an important role in protecting livestock and agriculture over the millennia. The words, “sheepdog.” and “cow protector” attest to this. However, whether you’re looking for a pet to play fetch with, or an animal who will help protect your valuable property, pedigree or breeding matters and that is the subject of this article.
Best dog breeds in the world
If you are looking for the best dog breeds in the world, look no further than the Australian Cattle-Dog or Rottweiler. The rich and upwardly mobile have long looked upon these species of dogs as being the best dog breeds around largely because of their superior skills and intelligence. This is explained in further detail below.
The Australian Cattle-Dog
They are interbred from two of the best dog breeds in the world: The English Blue Merle Shepherd and the Australian Dingo. People love these dogs because they are smart, hard-working (this has historically been important to farmers and shepherds), loyal, and obedient.
This dog breed was popular with the ancient Romans because of its ability to be gentle with those they knew and trusted, their amazing strength, and bravery in terms of protecting other animals and people. Their loyalty, gentleness, and bravery are what have made them the best search and guide companions.
Best dog breeds in India
As Indians become richer and as the middle classes swell, more and more educated Indians are wanting to adopt dogs. But they don’t want to adopt just any dog, they want the best breeds of dogs available.
This section discusses the top 10 dog breeds in India for this reason.
- Border collie
- German shepherd dog
- Golden retriever
- Doberman pinscher
- Shetland sheepdog
- Labrador retriever
- Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
This is by far one of the best dog breeds in India because of its fine pedigree. Being a cross between an English and Australian species of dogs – one of which is domesticated, and the other of which is wild – it is known for its obedience, strength, bravery, and loyalty, among other traits!
They are very social and this makes them one of the top breeds of dogs in India and the world. The ancient Romans popularized this species which makes for a great search and rescue companion.
This is one of the prettiest breeds of dogs with its beautiful, feathery ears. Indeed, of all of the different types of dogs currently on the market, this one is among the most popular. The Papillion has been favored by the European and American middle classes since the 1600s. It is a small and athletic dog that is known for its high activity levels. It is also known for its high IQ.
This is a favorite among Americans. This species was interbred on Labrador Island in Canada. Its short, thick fur, long and heavy tail, and webbed feet help it survive in the more frigid climate of North America. These features also give it a unique trait for dogs – the ability to swim in cold water- this gives it a distinct advantage over other dog species. They are great hunters and make great search and rescue and training guides.
This breed of dogs was created near Iceland in Shetland. It is a unique breed which is an interesting mixture of sheepdog and collie – hence its distinct and beautiful features. The Shetland Sheepdog is smart, energetic, playful, loyal, and helpful and this is what has made it a great asset on farms for centuries.
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A German tax collector created this species because he wanted something to protect him while on the job. They were useful during the second world war because of their ability to protect sleeping troops. Their muscular build and deep-throated bark made them great companions for soldiers during the war because of their ability to be good leaders and warn of nearby enemies.
This Scottish species was created in 1865 and are a mixture of retriever and cocker spaniel. It is very obedient and has great flexibility and agility. This makes it great at being a service dog, or the perfect family pet.
A German captain created this breed in 1889. It was designed to be a smart and useful dog. Indeed it lives up to its name because of its ability to multi-task and learn commands and new tasks quickly. The German shepherd is very loyal and confident as well.
This German breed was initially used in hunting expeditions – both on land and in water. They are very smart and easy to train. This makes them able to perform many tasks including herding and protecting soldiers in war.
This breed gets its name because it was created on the borders of Scotland and England. It is known for its beauty and is a smart species that are capable of thinking independently.
A dog really is man’s best friend
“Wow, I had no idea that dogs were so diverse. Their qualities seem to make them special animals.” This is indeed why a dog has been man’s best friend for millennia.