History shows us that dogs have always been human’s most loyal friends. These animals consider humans to be part of their pack, which is basically their family. All canines are loyal, but some breeds are instinctively more faithful than others. We made a list of the seven most loyal dog breeds. Here they are:
1) German Shepherd
Trained to assist in police and military work, German Shepherds tend to protect the ones they care about. Originating in Germany, they are traced back to the 1800s.
Akitas are so notably loyal that the story of one of them was transformed into a movie. Hachiko, the Japanese Akita, waited for his owner every day at the train station for years. After the man died, the dog would still go to the station and wait for him.
The Beagle’s history is ancient, and you can find historical records of this breed dating back to Ancient Greece. They are known for being tender, kind and loving.
4) Labrador Retriever
Labs are one of the most beloved dog breeds in the world. It’s no wonder since their personality characteristics include being energetic, kind, and faithful. They love children and children love them.
Originating in Germany, they were bred to hunt small prey. They’re known by many names such as doxie, wiener, and the sausage dog. This dog is undoubtedly very loyal. Some well-known examples of the dachshund’s loyalty include a boy who was saved by a dachshund from a bear attack, in Russia, and a doxie that saved a ten-year-old from a dog attack.
6) Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkie comes from England and is traced back to the 1800s. They have a hypoallergenic coat, are very bold, active, and protective of their owners. Did you know that they were the first therapy dog in history? A Yorkshire terrier named Smokey helped a US Navy Corporal to recover from his injuries by boosting his mood and energy.
Bulldogs also extend back to 1800 England. These dogs were mostly used in bull baiting. They are a very popular breed in the US and the world. Bulldogs are known for being kind, intelligent, active, and protective.