Though many breeds aspire to win the title of The Most Popular Dog in America, it belongs to the Labrador Retriever - the famously friendly, otter-tailed waterdog. Developed in Canada’s cold and wet Labrador and Newfoundland regions, the Labrador Retriever is known far and wide as the best all-around waterfowl dog in the world.
Born with high intelligence and an innate ability to grasp training at a young age, few dogs can match the Labrador Retrievers prowess in the field or match its kindly disposition in the home. Labs have high energy, which they love to run off outside with their owners.
Though Labrador Retrievers love to run and play, they enjoy swimming the most. From their water-resistant coat and otter-tail to their webbed feet, Labrador Retrievers are perfectly adapted for the aquatic environment. If you’re looking for a superb family-dog with the energy to work and play all day, then the Labrador Retriever is the perfect dog for you. Find Labrador Retriever puppies for sale.
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever (aka Chessie) is one of the few breeds that originally were born in the USA. Chesapeake has been thought to descend from two Newfoundlands, called Sailor and Canton, who came to the USA on a ship from England in 1807. Chessie is an intelligent breed with a strong work ethic. This breed has an alert nature, which makes them excellent watchdogs. Chessie is a very stubborn breed and requires steady and firm training by every adult member of the family. Don’t let your Chessie do whatever he wants, even just one time, or you will have to train him for weeks. Chesapeake has goofy humor, but the entertainment sometimes can come together with his obsessive stubbornness. They are very protective of children, but they can act improperly with friends. The size of the Chesapeake is about 21 to 26 inches, and it weighs about 55 to 80 pounds.
Well-known for their historical role as fire house dogs, Dalmatians are unique, quirky looking white dogs with black spots all over their bodies. They were also made famous by Anheuser-Busch as the dog that rides along with the Clydesdales, and by Disney in the film "101 Dalmatians." Social and active dogs, Dalmatians thrive on attention and companionship. Their stocky, muscular bodies and their impressive intellect are ideal for a variety of activities.
Golden Retrievers always rank high among the most popular breeds in the United States. These loyal, sociable dogs are excellent with children and families, and excel at obedience training and therapy work. Developed in the 1860s to be swimmers & retrievers, these pups love doing both of those things! Goldens are fairly large in size and have a medium-high energy level. They are known as loveable, confident and eager to please companions and do well in many environments, from apartments to larger living spaces.
One of the more popular breeds in the country, Labradoodles are a mix of the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. They were created in Australia in the late 1980s to combine the outgoing, happy personality of a Lab and the non-shedding coat of a Poodle. Given they are a mixed breed, their coats can vary greatly, but they are often considered to be a good choice for those with allergies because they tend to shed less than other breeds. Labradoodles are active, intelligent dogs that love to exercise. They are easy to train and are excellent with children.
The Labsky is a crossbreed between the Labrador Retriever and the Siberian Husky. They’re known for being active, smart, loyal, and will typically have a happy disposition. They are sure to inherit some of the best qualities from both of their parents.
This medium-sized retriever is also sometimes called a “Toller.” Muscular, deep-chested, and compact, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest of the retrievers and excels at swimming and retrieving. The breed was developed to retrieve waterfowl in the early 19th century, and has since remained an excellent working and companion dog. The Toller thrives with plenty of exercise and loves to be with people, making it a wonderful pet for an active family. Friendly, outgoing and intelligent, the Toller can be any shade of red and usually has white markings on its chest and feet.
Also known as the “African Lion Dog,” the Rhodesian Ridgeback was bred in southern Africa to hunt lions. These courageous, athletic dogs are easily identified by their “ridge”, which is a strip of hair growing in the opposite direction along their spine. They have incredible endurance and durability, and are very friendly and affectionate towards children and other pets. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are intelligent and easy to train, and are well suited for active families.
Weimaraners are easily distinguishable by their blue-gray coloring, (usually) docked tails and bright, amber eyes. This breed was originally bred in Germany to hunt large game, and today still has the same fearlessness and endurance that it did then. Weimaraners are an adaptable breed, but are fairly active and are happiest with room to run. These beautiful dogs are highly intelligent and naturally obedient, and make excellent, devoted family companion dogs.
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