7 Most Popular Dog Breeds
Our furry four-legged friends make our hearts soften, become our best companions and bodyguards. No wonder that nearly a half of suburbans and big city dwellers have a pet. We can add to these statistics our own information about how often people order personalized portraits of their dogs. Would you like to learn something new? PopArtYou has done some research to find out which dog breeds are the most popular in the USA and why dog fanciers cherish them so much.
Friend and Baby-Sitter: Labrador Retriever
A Labrador retriever has become an unquestionable leader among all breeds. These are smart, kind and active dogs that can become ideal companions for families with children as well as service dogs. It’s true that labs are chosen most often to become companions for the blind and for people suffering from PTSD. Labradors are sensitive and reliable dogs that love outdoor activities but remain patient and good-tempered with less energetic dog owners. So, most probably you’ll find common ground with your family member in no time.
Devoted Guardian: German Shepherd
One more breed with bright, devoted and well-mannered dogs is a German Shepherd. These dogs often become members of K-9 teams helping with finding people and dangerous items. At home this brave dog protects its family from criminals, always lets you know that a stranger is approaching your house and gets on well with babies. German Shepherds need a lot of physical activity and they are easy to be trained. Such a dog can surely become your true devoted friend.
Cute Companion: Golden Retrievers
There is a widely spread belief that golden retrievers unify families and bring in home coziness. This wonderful active canine friend gets on perfectly well both with adults and children, adores walking, bathing and playing with people and other animals. Retrievers are very friendly and calm, they don’t express any aggression and try to be useful to their human companions. If you’re looking for a trustworthy and eager-to-please family dog, a golden retriever is your best choice.
Adorable Couch Potato: French Bulldogs
One of the most loved pets in the US is a French bulldog. These charming and calm creatures are always playful and fun. The thing Frenchies require the most is love, and it’s not difficult to give it to them. Otherwise, they have an easy-care coat with short fur, so they are ideal to keep in a flat. A Frenchie is very flexible and can easily adapt to the rhythm and programs of the family. They can be huge coach potatoes if needed to be, but also happy to play around with the kids and other pets the whole day.
Formidable Good Soul: English Bulldogs
If you are looking for a more traditional dog, an English bulldog can suit you best of all. Bulldogs are remarkably calm, intensely loyal and what is important get on extremely well with babies. A tugging, screeching child simply doesn’t bother them. Your Instagram won’t be the same after you adopt a bulldog puppy as they are cutest at this time. However, they have retained the courage that was originally bred into them for bull baiting, so they make fine watchdogs. Although they generally get along well with other family pets, English bulldogs can be aggressive to unfamiliar dogs.
Uplifting Snoop: Beagles
The best choice for those who love fidgety adventure seekers is a Beagle. Think happy, upbeat, playful, and cuddly—that's your average Beagle. Beagles just love to be around people, in general. If it's nuzzled up with you in bed, that's even better. Beagles, however, are frequently rated as the number 1 family dog because of their affection towards children. But on the other hand, Beagles are actually known to have separation anxiety because they love being with their owner so much. So make sure that you don’t leave your dog alone for a long time.
Sensitive Cutie: Poodles
Brains, beauty and versatility – Poodles have it all. If you’ve ever loved a Poodle, you already know why they’re the best dog breed for a wide variety of lifestyles. They’re one of the smartest dog breeds and learn remarkably quickly. They learn from training, as well as by observing. Even if you’re not the best trainer, a Poodle seems to ‘just know’ what you want them to do, as though by instinct. Not only are they clever; they’re also willing to please. Poodles are motivated by food, toys and praise. It’s easy to teach them new skills. Poodle also don’t shed as they don’t actually have fur – they have hair which doesn’t have an undercoat which is water resistant, and less likely to cause allergic reactions. The people-pleasing Poodle typically has a sunny disposition and generally loves being the center of attention. He also tends to have a good sense of humor.
If you already have a pet, we’re ready to create its unique portrait in a stylish royal attire. Or you may like to decorate your home with a portrait of a dog belonging to a certain breed even if you don’t have your own canine friend yet. Anyway, we’d be happy to add beauty to your home décor and make your day better.