The most popular breeds and names of our favorite companions are in for the year 2015.
In the U.S., we consider our dogs as part of the family. We bring them to stores, we buy them presents and celebrate their birthdays, and we even put them in our baby announcements as “big brother” or “big sister.”
The Lab, originally bred for their expertise in water fowling in the 1800s, has become our most popular canine buddy here in the states.
Known for being a great disability assistance breed, labs assist the blind, the autistic, and perform as therapy and screening and detection assists.
They are also prized as sporting and hunting dogs.
You may think of law enforcement assists when you see a German Shepherd.
They are part of the herding group, originally bred for herding sheep.
However, their roles have evolved over the years.
While they are popular at the White House, screening at the airport, overseas at war, and assisting policemen, these dogs also make great house companions.
They are known for their loyalty and protection of their family.
Also a large dog, the retrievers were known as gun dogs, which would retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and birds during hunting.
These dogs need outdoor exercise and are known for their loyalty and friendly personalities.
They are also easy to train and have a love for water.
The bulldog has gained popularity in the U.S. over the years.
There are different breeds of the bulldog, including the English bulldog, the American bulldog, the Old English bulldog, Leavitt bulldog, Olde English bulldog, and the French bulldog.
They are known for their muscular, heavy, short bodies with a wrinkled face and pushed-in nose.
Bulldogs typically prefer to lounge around and are known to get along well with other pets and people, especially children.
Beagles are a small-sized breed of the hound dog.
They are known for their crazy sense of smell, which is why they are good hunting dogs.
They make their name as detection dogs around the world.
They are popular because of size, good temperament, and intelligence.
The modern breed of what we know of the beagle was developed in Great Britain in the 1800s.
The most popular beagle we know? Why, Snoopy of course!
Most Popular Female Names
The most popular female dog names for the year 2015:
Trending – Elsa
Most Popular Male Names
The top dog names for male dogs in 2015:
Bailey* – both male & female
Trending – Sawyer