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The 10 most popular dog breeds

It is no secretthat dogs are one of the most popular pets. Outside you can see the most diverse dog breeds walking with their masters and mistresses. But which breeds are particularly popular in Germany? We'll tell you now.

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10. Weimaraner


Monthly searches in Germany: 84,000

Weimaraner is one of the oldest and most famous German dog breeds. He was bred in the 19th century. The special feature of the Weimaraner is its shiny silver coat and majestic posture. Originally, he was used mainly as a hunting dog. With proper breeding and plenty of activity, he can also be an asset to families.

9. Pug


Monthly searches in Germany: 84,800

The Pug was bred a long time ago as an imperial dog in China. Only the Chinese emperor had the right to keep a pug. In our time he has become one of the most popular dogs ever. He has an extremely good-natured and affectionate character, so his owner can take him wherever he goes. When it comes to grooming, the Pug is very uncomplicated, but he wants to be the center of attention all the time. A famous quote by Loriot is, "Life without a pug is possible, but pointless."

8. Chihuahua


Monthly searches in Germany: 103,000

The Chihuahua descends from the dogs of the indigenous people of Mexico and is still the national symbol of Mexico. He belongs to the smallest dog breeds at all. It is not uncommon to see Chihuahuas in carrier bags. In return, he has a very courageous and bright character. This breed enjoys great popularity due to its tininess and special character, there is even a movie called "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" in which Chihuahuas play the main role.

7. Beagle


Monthly searches in Germany: 107,000

Beagles are often kept by families, because they are very clever and have a lovely character, but can be quite stubborn. In the past, they were kept as hunting dogs. In a loving household and a good upbringing, this breed will build a strong bond with its owner and always remain loyal to him. Beagles are perfect and uncomplicated companions for children and teenagers.

6. Border Collie

Border Collie

Monthly searches in Germany: 110,000

Border Collies are by far one of the most intelligent dog breeds. They are excellent shepherd dogs and handle complex tasks with ease. The Border Collie originates from England and has a very bright and cheerful character. No challenge is too great for the Border Collie, so he should be sufficiently challenged by his owners and get enough exercise. If he is sufficiently exercised, he is an ideal family dog.

5. Doberman


Monthly searches in Germany: 127,000

The Doberman breed was created in 1870 by its eponymous breeder. He is bursting with strength and grows very large. Even though he has a reputation as a merciless guard dog, he has a good-natured nature. However, even as a guard dog, he has a strong protective instinct. The Doberman should be trained by an expert owner so that his lovable nature can show itself.

4. Rottweiler


Monthly searches in Germany: 140,000

The Rottweiler is a very old dog breed, because already the Romans use him as a shepherd dog. From Rome he came to Baden-Württemberg to the city of Rottweil, where he got his current name. This clever, lively and persevering breed is very talented as a shepherd dog. That is why he was mainly kept by butchers. He is very popular because of his strong and distinctive physique and fur coloring.

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Monthly searches in Germany: 141,000

Golden Retrievers are usually very obedient and clever. It is also used as a service dog in extreme weather conditions because it is very hardy. Golden Retrievers are known for their approachability and gentle nature. They have little tendency to aggression or guarding behavior. On the other hand, they like to roam and need a lot of exercise. In the 80's they had an extreme rise in popularity due to many representatives in movies and television, which is why they still make it to number 3 in our top 10.

2. French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Monthly searches in Germany: 165,000

The French Bulldog is the first choice of very many owners. It is a very sociable dog and suitable as a companion for all kinds of people. Despite its small size, the French Bulldog does not lack courage. She would rush towards any danger to protect her owner. They get along well with other dogs but love to make friends with bipeds. Parisians rave about the lovable and charming nature of their Bulldog.

1. Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

Monthly searches in Germany: 179,000

The most striking features of the Australian Shephard are its unique patterned coat and its sky blue eyes. One could think that the Australian Shephard also originates from Australia, but the breed has its origin in the USA. Because of his great intelligence and remarkable stamina, he is able to concentrate on one task for a long period of time. Due to its balanced character, it is perfect as a family dog and makes it to the first place of our Top 10.

Bonus: Lassie


Lassie is probably by far the most popular and well-known dog in the world. In 1940, the writer Eric Knight published a short story in which the loyal collie dog Lassie plays the main role. Three years later, this short story was made into a movie and landed a huge success, so more movies and television series were produced about her. Lassie became so famous that she even got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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These were the most popular dog breeds according to the google searches. Maybe you find this top 10 hard to follow or maybe some of the dog breeds are your favorites too. For every person there is also the one dog as an ideal companion. This article might have been able to help you find a furry nose and if you already have a furry companion, it was definitely exciting to see what breeds other people prefer.

Written by Claudia Weise
Written by Claudia Weise

I am an editor at hundeo and when it comes to dogs, my heart beats faster. My goal is to publish the best dog guides on the web. There is a lot of passion in every article and I am happy about every feedback to constantly improve our content.

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