Arguably the most intelligent breed, the Border Collie is a command driven dog that can often outwit its owner. Bred for, and still used widely as a sheep dog, the Border Collie is an energetic breed that excels in agility, obedience and tracking.
These loyal and protective dogs love to work, defend their families, and please their owners. They are intelligent and affectionate around adults and children, alike, but will stand up to threats from strangers.
The Boston Terrier is among the most stubborn dog breeds, but they become loyal pets with early and consistent training. They are an active and fun breed. However, their independence and stubbornness can make them difficult to train, requiring extra patience.
Whether it's sniffing out bombs for the army or controlling crowds for the police, German Shepherds are the bravest of all the dog breeds. As a family pet they will happily put their life on the line to keep you safe.
These sighthounds needed to think for themselves to keep track of the prey instead of looking to their owner for direction. These days, those traits are displayed as being aloof and independent. They make up for their lack of obedience by being extremely affectionate and loyal.
Golden Retrievers are one of America's most popular “family dogs.” This breed is incredibly happy, friendly, and outgoing. They are eager to please, get along well with children and other animals, and love a good cuddle. These dogs are very active, so get ready to play and exercise with them every day.
They are often nicknamed 'velcro dogs' because of their tendency to stick beside their favored person. They desire lots of attention and dislike being left alone for long periods. The diligent Aussie likes to problem-solve and will find jobs to do around the home—often herding children or other pets.
The dog breeds that are more likely to have this problem are the German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Jack Russell Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise, Toy Poodle, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and German Shorthaired Pointer.
Researchers from the University of Helsinki have revealed the dog breeds with the highest and lowest levels of human sociability. Their findings suggest that bull type terriers, teacup dogs and golden retrievers are officially 'man's best friends'.
German Shepherds are one of the easiest dogs to train if you're ready to put in the time and energy. These dogs are fiercely loyal, hardworking, and strive to impress their human parent(s). No wonder this breed is often trained for police work!