30 Most Loyal Dog Breeds

Josh Billings once said, “A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Let’s take a look at the top 30 most loyal dog breeds. Maybe you will find the right one for you!

1. German Shepherd

Regarded as one of the most popular dog breeds all around the world, German Shepherds are extremely loyal and intelligent. With the characteristics of alertness and intelligence, they play a significant role in the army.

2. Labrador Retriever

According to Kennel Club statistics, the Labrador Retriever, also known as Labrador or Lab, is consistently at the top of charts for the most popular dog breeds in the UK or perhaps even all over the world.

3. Brittany

The Brittany is of medium size and has an intelligent personality, which makes him the perfect dog for people who want to train him.

4. Bulldog

The English Bulldog is regarded as a national treasure among varieties of native dog breeds in the UK. Though a little bit ugly looking, they are delightful and kind and has been one of the most popular family pets.

5. Beagle

Taken as one of the most popular and adorable dog breeds in the world, Beagles are incredibly lovely and loyal, especially when getting along with children.

6. Dachshund

Dachshunds originate from Germany. They were bred for coursing and hunting wounded game. With the characteristics of intelligence and loyalty, the Dachshunds are likely to be faithful companions of the household.

7. Golden Retriever

Dut to its calm nature, the Golden Retriever has been regarded as one of the most popular and excellent family pets for people all over the world.

8. Boxer

Boxers, descendants of the mastiff, originated from Germany in the 19th century. Apart from aggressive appearance and energetic nature, it’s also very sensitive and responsible. So people often use them as domestic or guard dogs.

9. Akita

Nowadays, the Akita has been widely recognized and has become a popular dog breed in the UK and even all over the world. Akitas could certainly be kept as family pets due to their proud looks, loyalty to their owners as well.

10. Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees, also named the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is a large, tidy, and fastidious dog breed that is suitable for family guardian and companion. They are easy to be trained and kept as a family pet.

11. Kuvasz

Although the looks of the Kuvasz vary from one to another, they are generally white, of medium length, and have thick coats. With such characteristics as alertness and protectiveness, they are ideal guard dogs for families.

12. Yorkshire Terrier

Small and outgoing by nature, Yorkshire Terriers are extremely lovable creatures. They are intelligent and trainable and will keep alert enough to detect strangers.

13. Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog has long been considered one of the most iconic dog breeds in the UK. Charming and loyal, they are an ideal option for family pets.

14. Rough Collie

Concerning appearance, the Rough Collie is definitely one of the most beautiful dog breeds on the planet. Thanks to their calm and loyal nature, they are a good choice for family pets and companions.

15. Saint Bernard

The Saint Bernard is one of the largest dog breeds in the world. They are kind, affectionate, and famous for their mountain rescuing ability, so they win the hearts of many and are welcomed into countless homes.

16. American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier, aka the Amstaff or Stafford, is a loyal and friendly dog breed which can be a good companion and family pet.

17. Sheltie

The Shelties is considered the 6th most intelligent dog breed in the world due to their highly sensitive smell to the environment. Thanks to their loyal and sensitive nature, Shelties make great guard dogs.

18. Mastiff

According to statistics, the English Mastiff is one of the oldest dog breeds on the planet as theirs records dating back to Ancient Greece. For people who prefer bigger dogs, the English Mastiff will be a perfect choice.

19. Chihuahua

According to legend, Chihuahuas are the breed that guides you into heaven. They live for so long. It seems they are determined to with you until the end.

20. Doberman pinscher

Doberman pinscher fans consider them one of the most loyal dog breeds of all. These intelligent dogs are highly trainable. Raised in the same household as children, they will love them, protect them, and enjoy spending time with them.

21. Rottweiler

Rottweilers are sturdy guardians. They loved their owners and are one of the sweetest, most loyal family dog breeds in the world. Though they can be reserved with strangers and even got a bad reputation in films, Rottweilers are really loyal to their people.

22. Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhounds that have mellow and docile personalities are also one of the most reliable and loyal dog breeds around. PetWave reports that an Irish wolfhound “bonds deeply with his people and wants to be included in all aspects of family life.”

23. Chinese Shar-Pei

Shar-peis are instantly recognizable for their cute wrinkles. They can be excellent guard dogs, for they have undying loyalty for their owners. Shar Peis may behave unkindly towards strangers, but they will make you and only you the love of their lives.

24. English Cocker Spaniel

Hill’s Pet reports that English Cocker Spaniels would like to be “part of every family activity.” They are happy, playful dogs, and love being around their family. Cocker Spaniels can also be “pretty good” watchdogs because they are so darn friendly.

25. Newfoundland

Newfoundlands, more commonly called Newfies, are gentle giants, weighing above 100 pounds when fully-grown. They are widely known as patient, “nanny” dogs for kids, partly thanks to the Newfie Nana that watches over children in Peter Pan. They are happy to be with their family.

26. Finnish Lapphund

These adorable fuzzballs are ​incredibly friendly companions to family and friends. As a hard working herding breed, Finnish Lapphunds excel in obedience and agility, and have a natural guarding instinct. They are excellent watchdogs and pretty loyal to their owners.

27. Australian Shepherd

Originally bred for herding, Australian Shepherds are party creatures, and they are pretty up for a good time. These dogs excel in agility, assistance, and even police work. They have a natural guarding instinct and are loyal to their owners, making them excellent ​protection and work dogs.

28. Basset Hound

You may not link loyalty with a Basset Hound until you own one. Though Bassets are stubborn, hard to train, and a little lazy, they are passionately ​attached to their owners. Their friendly and playful disposition makes them perfect family companions.

29. Shikoku

Shikoku is loyal and enthusiastic and will follow their loved ones to the ends of the earth. They are working dog breeds and often follow their owners to hunt boars. Shikoku is usually good natured, but they can become bored and frustrated if there isn’t enough exercise, ​socialization, and mental stimulation.

30. Finnish Spitz

The Finish Spitz is loyal right down to the ​bone. These dogs are extremely friendly and gentle with kids and strangers. Known to be quite “talkative,” active, and alert, Finish Spitz is a unique hunting dog breed as well as an excellent watchdog.

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