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Top 10 Most Beautiful Dog Breeds

Updated on February 3, 2017
A list of the most beautiful dog breeds in the world, including images of each.
A list of the most beautiful dog breeds in the world, including images of each. | Source

The Most Beautiful Dogs in the World

Amazingly, all of the beautiful, handsome, cute, and pretty dogs in the world come from one source—the majestic wolf.

But since the ancestors of today's dogs were tamed over 14,000 years ago, an astonishing array of breeds have come about. These dogs all have the 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth of a wolf but vary greatly in appearance. Here we will take a look of some of the best-looking breeds.

If you're considering getting a dog, remember that no matter how big, little, smooth-haired, shaggy, fast, slow, playful, or dignified your choice, all dogs can make wonderful companions. Enjoy their companionship and remember they need plenty of love, care, and attention to be happy.

Thank you for your feedback in the polls. I have reordered this list according to your feedback. If you don't see a breed that you think I should have included, please let me know in the comments!

1: Siberian Husky—Sled Dog

A Siberian husky in profile.
A Siberian husky in profile. | Source
Siberians are full of energy.
Siberians are full of energy. | Source
Huskies do well in cold climates.
Huskies do well in cold climates. | Source

Husky owners choose this special breed for their temperaments—a unique mixture of laid-back and sportive. These dogs are playful, happy-go-lucky, loving, and fond of their families. They have a keen, docile, relaxed, and casual way about them. They tend to howl rather than bark. Huskies will be friends with almost anyone, and, therefore, are not good watch dogs. They are happiest when around family members and are part of the group. Their gentle demeanors and group mentality make them very popular as a family dog.

Huskies are great jogging companions. They do much better in cooler climates due to their under and outer coats. These dogs were developed to run and need this daily exercise—elsewise, they will become bored. Their love of running also means you need to be careful before taking the leash off—they can run for miles before realizing they are lost. If a husky does not receive enough mental and physical stimulation, it can become very destructive. They eat very little compared to other dogs and can run great distances with very little water and food. This toughness made them ideal sled dogs.

The husky is good with other dogs if raised with them from puppyhood. They tend to be aggressive towards cats.

I own a husky because, in my opinion, Siberians are the most beautiful breed on earth. If you are thinking about getting one, please research what you need to know before getting a Siberian husky.

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2: Golden Retriever—Miss Congeniality

Golden retrievers are loving and trusting.
Golden retrievers are loving and trusting. | Source
A golden retriever puppy.
A golden retriever puppy. | Source
A famously good-natured golden retriever playing with the pups.
A famously good-natured golden retriever playing with the pups. | Source

Goldens get along with all people, be they children, strangers, or seniors. They're also fantastic with other dogs, cats, and pets. They'll happily dismiss all the dumb mistakes you're bound to make. Whether you come home two hours late, forget their dinner, or accidentally step on their tails, they'll forget it ever happened as soon as you show them some love. Newspaper accounts document the fact that even traumatic events like abuse, abandonment, and accidents don't affect a golden for any great length of time. A golden's ability to bounce back and keep on loving and trusting people is legendary.

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3: German Shepherd—K9 Police Dog

German shepherds are confident and self-assured.
German shepherds are confident and self-assured. | Source
German shepherds hanging out at the beach.
German shepherds hanging out at the beach. | Source
A German shepherd taking a rest.
A German shepherd taking a rest. | Source

German shepherds are the world's leading police, guard, and military dog. However, contrary to their appearance, they are not hostile. Instead, they are confident, self assured, and ever-so-slightly aloof. These fearless dogs are very affectionate toward those they consider family members but may not seem personable to strangers because they are unlikely to make the first move. However, when approached by a stranger they find acceptable, they will respond with affection. The temperament of a German shepherd is one of quiet confidence and maturity. They are very loyal, forming strong bonds with family members. They have been known to defend owners against large animals such as bears. However, be sure to socialize the German so that it does not become overprotective of family members.

German shepherds were bred for their intelligence. They are very easy to train, and it is said that they pick up simple tasks after only five repetitions. These qualities, along with their strength and ability, make them perfectly suited for police duties, guarding, and search-and-rescue operations. They also fit very well into roles of companions, guide dogs, herding dogs, and guardians.

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4: Labrador Retriever—Original Water Dog

Labs are the original water dogs.
Labs are the original water dogs. | Source
Labs are easy-going and good with people.
Labs are easy-going and good with people. | Source
Labs are a great choice for people who love the outdoors.
Labs are a great choice for people who love the outdoors. | Source

Chewing and mouthing are common problems among labradors. You will need to keep lots of chew toys and bones on hand in order to save your furniture and shoes. A lab's favorite greeting is to trot up with a trophy in its mouth, so keep an eye on anything within its reach that is not tacked down. Labs love holding things in their mouths. Virtually anything will do, even hands or arms. But you needn't worry about getting bitten—if they take your hand, they will do so very gently. A lab can carry an egg in its mouth without breaking it—they have a very soft "feel" to their mouths. They do like chewing on things, though they can be trained not to. If you don't want to come home and find couches destroyed, you need to be prepared to exercise your lab before you leave the house and provide him with lots of bones.

Labradors do not normally make good watchdogs. Although they will bark at strange noises, they are far too easy-going and trusting with strangers—they can make friends within seconds. Amicable and sociable, the Labrador Retriever is a playful companion and a calm housedog.

The labrador retriever is the original water dog, with a weather-resistant and waterproof coat and an "otter" tail it uses to steer like a boat's rudder when swimming. Its heavyset body and strong legs enable the dog to swim and run powerfully. Frequent exercise is needed to keep them healthy and occupied.

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5: Saint Bernard—Gentle Giant and Great Predictor of Avalanches

Saint Bernards are giant, but calm.
Saint Bernards are giant, but calm. | Source
These large dogs do well in cold weather.
These large dogs do well in cold weather. | Source
Though slow-moving, these dogs are playful.
Though slow-moving, these dogs are playful. | Source

The Saint Bernard, known as the "gentle giant," is enormous, powerful, and well-muscled—all necessary characteristics for walking through deep snow. It is very intelligent and seems to be able to predict when an avalanche will occur.

This slow-moving, gentle dog makes a great family pet. Although not particularly playful, it is good with children. Because of the dog's large size, care should be taken to prevent accidents, especially around small children. They can be stubborn, but Saint Bernards are loyal to their families and willing to please.

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6: Great Dane—The Sensitive

Great Danes are very sensitive animals.
Great Danes are very sensitive animals. | Source
Scooby Doo is a great Dane, and here is one with similar coloring. The dogs grow to an impressive size—sometimes over 150 pounds.
Scooby Doo is a great Dane, and here is one with similar coloring. The dogs grow to an impressive size—sometimes over 150 pounds. | Source
A spotted great Dane basking in the sand.
A spotted great Dane basking in the sand. | Source

Always remember that your great Dane's temperament is a reflection of your own. If you greet another person warmly, your Dane is likely to do the same; if you are apprehensive or nervous, this will show in the reaction of your dog.

The great Dane is a very sensitive animal. Some people might find it comical to know that the great Dane, in spite of its size, can very easily have its feelings hurt. This speaks volumes about the great Dane's temperament. They are so sensitive that yelling or using the wrong tone of voice can leave them feeling upset, hurt, or uneasy. More than anything, your Dane just wants to please and protect you.

Owners should always remember that while great Danes are very loving and gentle, they are extremely large, sometimes weighing in at over 150 pounds. This can be very intimidating for strangers, especially those with small children, no matter how friendly the dog. Fortunately, great Danes are just as gentle and friendly with children as they are with adults.

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7. Doberman—Body Guard

The doberman can be a loyal member of the family.
The doberman can be a loyal member of the family. | Source
Dobermans are naturally protective.
Dobermans are naturally protective. | Source
These athletic dogs need a lot of exercise and stimulation.
These athletic dogs need a lot of exercise and stimulation. | Source

Dobermans like to be physically close to family members. Devoted and watchful, they are a very people oriented breed.

The doberman needs an owner who is willing and able to display a natural authority over the dog. Humans need to discipline the dog without being afraid of it. All family members must be firm, confident and consistent, setting rules and sticking to them. Learn to handle the dog properly, as dobermans can be pushy if allowed to have their way. It must be thoroughly trained to be a good pet.

The doberman is naturally protective and does not need additional protection training to be a fine guard dog. It should be thoroughly socialized with both children and adults when young. To raise a well-adjusted and happy doberman, you will need to provide plenty of mental stimulation and a lot of daily exercise.

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8: Bulldog—Stubborn but Sweet Companion

A bulldog enjoying the great outdoors.
A bulldog enjoying the great outdoors. | Source
Bulldogs are a good low-energy breed.
Bulldogs are a good low-energy breed. | Source
A bulldog in a shaving parlor.
A bulldog in a shaving parlor. | Source

This dog always wants to be close to the owner, and very often it is impossible to stop it from sleeping on the bed—next to you. Also, anyone who has ever owned a bulldog cannot deny its stubbornness. They are very assertive and like everything around them to be calm and quiet. They themselves are almost silent, barking only when necessary. It's very possible that you will go days without hearing the voice of your pet;

While bulldogs generally get along with anyone and everybody, they do tend to choose one person to stick to. The dog will develop a strong bond with its main caregiver. Bulldogs thrive on attention and love. They do not do well when left alone for long periods. The bulldog isn't a dog that you can ignore for stretches of time. It is a companion dog, and it need lots of attention and, above all, love from its owner.

While the bulldog is a very sweet adorable clown, the breed does tend to have a mind of its own and can be very willful. You do have to have a firm voice when it comes to training—persistence and patience are key. Never ever be tempted to hit or jerk your bulldog around if it doesn't do as you want; they will not respond to this and will more often than not rebel against it.

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9: Kuvasz—The Prolific Shedder

Kuvasz are known for their thick coats.
Kuvasz are known for their thick coats. | Source
A kuvasz puppy.
A kuvasz puppy. | Source
A luxuriously fluffy kuvasz.
A luxuriously fluffy kuvasz. | Source

The kuvasz is a very heavy shedder. You'll find hair all over your home, stuck to everything—you'll probably even find it in the butter!

If a kuvasz is raised with children, it will be very protective of them. The dog may even extend that protection to visiting children. However, when the kids have friends over, do not leave your kuvasz unsupervised. It's likely to intervene in a misguided attempt to protect the children.

If a kuvasz is not raised with children, it will need time to get used to their quick movements and shrill voices—these dogs are not automatically good with kids. Teach children never to tease or mistreat the dog.

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10: Bullmastiff—Gentle Guardian

A happy bullmastiff.
A happy bullmastiff. | Source
Bullmastiffs are large dogs.
Bullmastiffs are large dogs. | Source
A bullmastiff puppy.
A bullmastiff puppy. | Source

This relatively little-known breed of dog may be the best choice for the family that wants good dependable protection for their family members and home. Bullmastiffs often do not gain their full confidence until they are about two years old, so the owner should not expect them to really come into their own until reaching that age. After they mature, they are one of the best—if not the best—watchdogs available.

Many people who see a bullmastiff playing with children cannot believe they can be anything but friendly. However if the need arises, the bullmastiff's personality can quickly do a 180, changing from a friendly clown into the most determined attack dog imaginable. Bullmastiffs are tough even in the face of pain and will fight through any injury to protect their masters.

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      Kayla 2 weeks ago

      Black labs are my absolute favorite dog. They are gorgeous to me, the way their black coats shine in the sunlight. I used to have one named Roma. She was my best friend, growing up on a farm. Miss that dog. After I moved out with my mom, since it was my grandparents' farm, I never saw Roma again. I moved out at age 6, and never saw her again. It's been 7 years since I saw her D:

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      Dannylee 3 weeks ago

      For shear cuteness Shar pei puppies has to be in the top 5,easily!,how can you not fall in love with that little bouncing bag of skin? of these dogs wouldn't be in my list,you've missed a hell of a lot of other dogs out that should've been listed!.

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      sameer shrestha 6 weeks ago

      Tibetan Mastiff dog breed is my favorite dog they are very loyal and very playful.

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      Rick Dittman 2 months ago

      Borzois is my favorite breed followed closely by Malamutes. Borzois always attract attention wherever I walked mine.

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      Belgian Malinois 2 months ago

      Why not add belgian malinois on the list? They are loyal, protective and beautiful. They are almost exactly like german shepherds, but they are a bit smaller and they tend to be more healthier, agile and they live longer too!

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      Rottweilerr 2 months ago

      Rottweilers should totally be on the list.

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      Rene 2 months ago

      `Rottweilers are the best breed

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      Panda 3 months ago

      Are you serious? For sheer beauty, nothing beats a SAMOYED ...Which is one of the 14 oldest DOG breeds and has NO WOLF DNA in it!! The person who wrote this article doesn't know what he's talking about!!!

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      No name 5 months ago

      Where are the border collies and the German shorthair pointer (GSP)

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      Emily 5 months ago

      You missed a lot of nice dogs like the shiva in, american eskimo dog and samoyed

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      Valentina 5 months ago

      Missing the Shetland sheepdog and collies!

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      Grod 5 months ago

      interesting the Samoyed didn't make it. If you are talking about the most BEAUTIFUL dogs then you have missed out on a lot nicer ones!

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      Chris 6 months ago

      Rottweilers should be on this list they are so adorable as puppies and super handsome as adults!

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      Isabella 6 months ago

      Obviously all of these people who say some of these dogs should be off of the list and some should be added, the creator of this site had their own opinion just like the rest of us, none of us should be un greatful and questioning or disliking their choices because obviously some of us are to lazy to make a site with our own opinion that will most likely have dislikes and comments very much like these... I am greatful for the person who made this list, thank you and sorry for the argument, I had to get this off of my chest and I hope some of us take in the advice...

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      tasos 7 months ago

      for real , where is the samoyed in the list? its the most beautiful dog breed hands down

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      Mona my lab 7 months ago

      I think Labradors are the best.I have a beautiful black labrador named Mona, she is 4 years old. And i even have a puppy chihuahua named coco, he's 5 months,,,,, BEST DOGS EVER


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      Michele 7 months ago

      Okay??? Um, who made this list? Where is the Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog? Good Lord.

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      miss cellany 8 months ago

      Ugh bulldog?? Bull mastiff?? The brachycephalic breeds might have some good traits (maybe) but beauty is certainly not one of them.

      Where is the border collie? That has to be one of the most beautiful breeds, especially their intelligent gentle expression and great doggy smile.

      I think kelpies are very handsome dogs too, and shelties are pretty little things - actually almost all of the herding breeds are gorgeous... maybe because they have nice natural body and head shapes which allows them to work all day (corgis are an obvious exception).

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      Umiko 8 months ago

      Dogs are very cute thing. I love them very much, they are my

      Favourites. I write some names of my favorite dogs like : Golden Retrievers, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Bulldogs and Dobermans.

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      Diya 8 months ago

      A Dog is only person that loves u more than anyone, more than Your Mother too...!!!

      ''It's really true''

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      Zachary 9 months ago

      As an owner of a GSD (German Shepherd), I can appreciate the start of this list. A Siberian Husky, the retrievers, the GSD and the Doberman are all magnificent looking animals... However, when talking beauty specifically, this list overlooked a few and the list maker should be ashamed and revise this list. Beauty and Bulldog don't belong in the same sentence unless you're mentioning that Bulldogs are not beautiful. Might as well throw the Bloodhound in here as well... Obviously a biased selection... Same goes for the Mastiff. How about a Brittany? A Weimaraner? Border Collie? Burmese Mountain Dogs? A bulldog... Really?

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      Amber 9 months ago

      shelties should be there

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      Hope 9 months ago

      Why aren't Australian Shepherds on here? They come in many coats and eye colors. They should be at least in the top five!

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      Beaglebuddy 10 months ago

      Why aren't beagles on here?

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      Nick Jackson 10 months ago

      I'm currently the owner of a golden retriever and yes ( Simba ) is most certainly gorgeous so I agree with the article on that note however although I love Bulldogs I don't think they are the prettiest of dogs but just cute in there dumb British kinda dog look. Might be wrong but I just think there is certainly a different dog breed that is more glamerous than the bulldog

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      Acf 10 months ago

      Shelties Should be there

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      darkat106 11 months ago

      Why didn't you add the afghan hound, they are known to be one of the most elegant breed of dogssss

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      Sizuka 11 months ago

      Golden Retriever ! You are very nice dog. I and my family like you very much.

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      Anna 11 months ago

      Personall, I think you should at the setters. I have a Gordon Setter, but they are all pretty, especially the Irish Setter

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      Anubrata (Diya) 11 months ago

      Oh Golden Retriever ! You are my favourite because you are so cute and Golden. Anyone give me one please... I love you very much.

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      Rai 11 months ago

      I love Golden Retriever, Huskies and German Shepherd. They are my favourite dogs.

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      Cocker 12 months ago

      English cocker spaniels and Springer spaniels need some love too..they have the kindest most inquisitive eyes

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      GrayWolf_207 12 months ago

      Love all dogs, and these ones are REALLY beautiful but always a German Shepherd for me! Though Sibes are beautiful too.

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      nandana 13 months ago

      German shepherds are the best and a really nice list. I have one and I think they are really good with kids. The K9 police dog is my favourite.

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      malik usman 13 months ago

      i like Siberian Husky—Sled Dog.

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      ishika sen 13 months ago

      golden retriver is the bbbbbbbeeeeeesssssssttttttt!

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      tat1685 13 months ago

      Observe...the Airedale.

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      Jared 14 months ago

      Does anyone else have a dogs that is a shih zue

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      horse and border collies rule 14 months ago

      how can a border collie or blue merle not be on here??

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      Bb 15 months ago

      That's true they are missing the bull terriers and the collie

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      Ambriel 15 months ago

      You're missing Bull Terriers and Collies as well. Nice article just the same.

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      JD 15 months ago

      Irish setters are by far the most beautiful looking dog

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      kayleigh 15 months ago

      i can think of some beautiful dogs akita dashound wolf dog hybrid beagle escimo spitz Samoyed collie shiz tu

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      David 17 months ago

      Weird not finding Samoyed on a list about the most beautiful dog breeds!

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      Miss Cellany 18 months ago

      How can border collie not be on this list? They're gorgeous and so stylish in their tuxedo markings! Also the most intelligent and trainable breed and so loyal and gentle... They're so agile and slinky too - like cats... they're even good at climbing.

      I can't believe bulldog is on this list...

      Sibes really are the most beautiful though but I'd never own one because they can't go off lead and they're hard to train.

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      MoonChild753 19 months ago

      Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

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      Alexis 20 months ago

      i'm not seeing the clavier king Charles spainel

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      David 21 months ago

      Husky they are the most beautiful dogs

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      Annie 22 months ago

      I think akita should be there to

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      Mike D 22 months ago

      Seriously not 1 single pit bull type?? Immediate ejection of legitamacy of this article in my opinion. There were good candidates but i feel some should definitely be replaced.

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      majora 23 months ago

      lol, who puts a bulldog on a beautiful dogs list?

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      doglover 2 years ago

      I think White shepherd is the best but great list! I love dogs :D

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      daniel octave 2 years ago

      i need a garman shepard please can you give me one? They are so so loving

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      Foivos 2 years ago

      Where is the akiita inu - shiba inu - ....?

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      Hannah 2 years ago

      The dachshund and the golden retriever is my favorite

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      Lala Zavala 2 years ago

      I like the voting idea.

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      Lena 2 years ago

      Kinda strange choice for beautiful dogs top.

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      hello 2 years ago

      i love all the dogs that you chose! I'm currently living with a portie that i love

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      Andrew Palinca 2 years ago

      What about the Weimaraner!

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      oge 2 years ago

      Awesome breed

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      Alanna 2 years ago

      These are the most common breeds. The most loved. None of the rated most beautiful dogs were on yhis list. For instance, the Afgan Hound is considered one of the most beautiful. I just found that few dogs on here were actually helpful to look for.

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      Antoi 2 years ago

      I love all dogs but I have my favourite, labrador retriever...

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      Umair Hassan 2 years ago

      I have no words to express my feelings!!!!!!!!!!!!awesome!!!!!

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      Emmy 2 years ago

      I like schnauzers I had 2 named sugar and sassy but they both died

      Know I have a lab mix blue heeler

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      karla 2 years ago

      I was kinda surprised that the best breed of dog (the AMERICAN PITBULL) wasn't in the list

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      Desert92270 2 years ago

      There is no dog that compares with the love and affection that comes from a GOLDENDOODLE and they should be recognized as a breed.

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      navoda 3 years ago

      I like and love Labrador retrievers. I have a lab and by experience i know how sweet they are.

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      hugo-silva-925 3 years ago

      Pugs are cute also :)

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      I have a German Shepherd and I am proud to be his owner!

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      renju-binoy 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing various pictures of dogs

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      renju-binoy 3 years ago

      Great lens.

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      renju-binoy 3 years ago

      I like my Siberian husky very much,it is because of its wonderful characters

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      renju-binoy 3 years ago

      I like husky

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      renju-binoy 3 years ago

      I love Siberian husky

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      astevn816 lm 3 years ago

      I like Bulldogs, they are very loyal and easy to train

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      Embeegee 3 years ago

      I loved my little beagle.

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      yukejerry 3 years ago

      Never go wrong with German Shepherd ....

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      puppy-love 3 years ago

      this is a fantastic list, thanks for sharing the photos too!

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      Joan4 3 years ago

      we love golden retrievers!

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      Lozola 3 years ago

      Love retrievers and huskies, so beautiful.

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      ayushm lm 3 years ago

      Just love the retrievers!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      We've owned three of these breeds. They're all beautiful!

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Great lens.

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      AlyshaHaeems 3 years ago

      Awesome lens! I love all these large dog breeds and hope to adopt a couple myself in the future. I have dreamed of having a big old Husky or Rottweiler or German Shepherd since I was a little girl. I was not interested in tiny dogs at all. But when I could finally adopt a dog, the most unlikely thing happened - my boyfriend (who has a big pittie and loves large dogs as well) and I fell in love with a little chihuahua mix. Crazy, I know. She is cuter than any tiny dog breed I have ever seen and seems to be a mix of many breeds, most predominantly chihuahua and jack russell. She is extremely energetic and spunky and full of personality. She is not excessively barky or bitty like most annoying little dogs. She is truly a special mutt. Please check out my lens about her here: - I'd love your thoughts!

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      QuizSquid 3 years ago

      I like your taste in dogs, pinkcattleya. None of those silly little ankle-biters on your list!

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      acreativethinker 3 years ago

      So many lovely dogs. Very nice lens. Thanks for sharing; Take care :)

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      Stewie4pres 3 years ago

      I love My German Shepherd!!

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      Gaby81 3 years ago

      Great lens, I miss the Boxer on the list :)

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      joanzueway 3 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful lens

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Great lens! I'd love to have one of each especially if they could only stay puppy sized! Enjoyed reading about each and seeing the fun photos.

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      Marc Khoury 3 years ago from Lebanon - UAE

      The Siberian Husky is certainly the smartest dog I've had the pleasure of owning. It's beautiful and certainly energetic. But I agree, they need space and plenty of exercise which should be taken into consideration before buying. Eventually, since they passed away, I decided to go with smaller dogs. Much smaller, the Mini Pinscher, which are feisty little creatures but quite fun to have around the house.

      Great Lens.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @starcodex lm: There are special rescue centres for huskies. Here, in the UK, there are several which just deal with huskies. In other countries, I'm sure, they'll have similar shelters. Do a search on Google and I'll sure you'll find one. Good luck!

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      Vantis 3 years ago

      Great lens. It becomes more clarified what kind of dog I would like to have :)

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      Jordan 3 years ago

      Nice Lens. I love all animals! Though my favorite is a dog! I do not know why people are so cruel to dogs. There are so many in shelters or in adaptive care, that do not have nice loving homes.

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      SusanM17 3 years ago

      Nice Lens! I love pets but I'm very clumsy and sometimes can't be very patient with them. I didn't know about Golden Retrievers. Thanks for sharing!

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      sunriseblue lm 3 years ago

      Nice lens! These are all such great dogs, I would love to have one of my own.

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      starcodex lm 3 years ago

      It is my dream one day to own a husky but with all the poor street dogs all worthy of love I don't know if I will ever get to the point of getting a husky. A husky has an AMAZING look, the most beautiful one!

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      shcolton85 3 years ago

      Retrievers are my favorite.

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      Doc_Holliday 3 years ago

      Love the husky. He has a great character but not suited to where I now live.

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      eiramarie 3 years ago

      Thanks for that article.. I really love dogs.. I've always dreamed to have the Siberian husky, But not possible on our Home.. and our climate..

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      john35055 3 years ago

      Huskies are the cutest!

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      carlomacapinlac 3 years ago

      What about pugs? :(

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      eBookforprofit 3 years ago

      I really learned differnet kinds of breed. Love them all.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      I'd love to buy a dog for my son. But we can only dream of a big breed. if I could I'd have a Siberian Husky!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      There isn't a breed that I don't like. Love all dogs

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      Lucyandkito 3 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree best dog in the world.

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      I grew up with a Yorkie. Not sure if they should be on the top 10 list since they're difficult sometimes, but they're awfully cute!

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      Guster Ace Smith 3 years ago

      Beagle should be up there--- take it from me beagle Gus

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Great lens, but how on earth can the Shiba Inu not be on this list? Most beautiful dog ever!

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      katespetcorner1 3 years ago

      I like them all! Also dalmatians!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      What about Weimaraners? ;) Stubborn and annoying, but pretty pretty dogs!!!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Mixed breeds the perfect combo

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes ! Thanks you I was waiting for someone to say Afghan hound.

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      Christine Cameron 3 years ago

      German Shepherds rule!

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      ThoughtsFromGreg 3 years ago

      I like this lens, and liked rating my favorites. I want a Husky, my wife wants a Great Dane. Our little terrier/poodle will have to do, for now.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No poodle?????

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      renstar lm 4 years ago

      Great lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Aussies are also quite beautiful.

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      Greathaul2013 4 years ago

      Good looking lens. I love all dogs, especially labs and collies (because those are the kind my family has had).

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      travelerme 4 years ago

      Most of the dogs (I think all except the bulldog) are small. what about the da bitzy boy (hisactual name is fritz), he is a spitzy. Black spitzy are (one of) the cutest dogs.

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      german shepherd are my favorite dogs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great pics on a well done lens. One question Where is the Poodle? They are Majestic, Smart, Non Shedding, Great Companions. Just thought Poodle should be on list...

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      Sherry B19 4 years ago

      Great lens! I love dogs and learning about the different breeds. Thank you for all the info on these breeds!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      OK!!!! I had a Dalmatian but the German Shepherd is truly my favorite breed..... Still the list should have been inclusive of the Dalmatian & the Rottweiler.... BUT THE LENS WAS JUST AWWWSSSUUMMMMM!!!!!!

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      Yoursanity 4 years ago

      German sheppards are definitely my favourite!

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      exotickitten731 4 years ago

      I think the Papillon is the #1 most beautiful dog breeds >.> but you have a nice list here

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry, afghan hound.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Since we are talking about most beautiful dogs, I think one very important dog is missing - anfghan hound.

      I personally think they are the most beautiful dogs on Earth, even though I have a schnauzer.

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      BarbsSpot 4 years ago

      @Lensmaster...Had to return for a second look at this great Lens on the beauty of man's best friend! Congratulations on the Lens' Purple Star award, BTW!

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      johnsonry 4 years ago

      I also love dogs, and I have a German Shepherd. And can only agree that you have a great lens!

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      BarbsSpot 4 years ago

      @Lensmaster...I had a Newfoundland, and I believe they, along with the Great Pyrenees, are two of the most beautiful dogs on earth. This Lens is lovely!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Why no Rottweiler?

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      chironseer 4 years ago

      I love dogs, we had an English setter as a family pet, he was lovely, lived til he was 14.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      I love this lens. Very informative. I'm considering getting a dog for my family and you gave me some great info to help me decide. Thanks very much for sharing this

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      Fun lens for dog lovers!

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      gin001 4 years ago

      What an awesome lens! I'm a big dog lover and thoroughly enjoyed readying about the wonderful breeds you wrote about. Thanks for sharing.

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      AnimalHouse 4 years ago

      Great list of dogs!! I like what you did here. Very nice photos. Keep it up!

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      Ana 4 years ago

      I love dogs, and I really enjoyed reading your lens:) Awesome lens:)

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      Sharon Berry 4 years ago from Michigan

      This was a great read. I love dogs and you listed some of my favorites. Of course my favorite breed is the German Wirehaired Pointer, a breed you don't hear much about.

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      EricKnight 4 years ago

      Very informative lens. Good job!

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      OhmStop 4 years ago

      I had so much fun reading about each of the dogs. And It felt so good to participate. I felt like a little kid again! Thank you so much!

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Fantastic lens - loved my visit

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Awesome lens, tons of useful information! We have two dogs, an English Cocker Spaniel and a large mutt (rescued from the street).

      I really enjoyed my visit today, thank you :).

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens, such cute photos!

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      Just looking at the dog pictures makes me smile. Nice lens.

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      Rosanna Grace 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens! Thanks so much! : )

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      Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Good list, and great pictures! I love dogs, but I'm totally biased toward my Husky-Lab mix mutt.

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      EliotPearson 4 years ago

      This is a great list. Thanks for sharing.

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      Fran Tollett 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for all your hard work :-)

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      maijame 4 years ago

      I also love Scottish Terriors and have a Yorkie "granddaughter".

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      UniversalCats 4 years ago

      This was a great lens. Hopefully new dog owners as well can read this to get an idea of the best kind of dog fr them. My favorite is the German Shepherd.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      So many great choices-we are looking at shelters for a new "best friend" and I loved reading about all the breeds.


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      alexbricker 4 years ago

      Good lens. At first I thought, "oh no, they don't have Border Collie as an option!" But then I voted on your voting list. I grew up with an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix. She was the best dog. Loyal, trustworthy, and she even alarmed my older brother when I got lost and stuck in the mud on our ranch. I was four at that time and I had wandered about half a mile away from our house. Anyway...I think Border Collies are a great breed, and they are great sheep herding dogs.

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      mtg724 4 years ago

      You did such a great job on this lens, I have a dog and I love dogs.

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      AlphaChic 4 years ago

      These are some beautiful dogs. If you ever do a lens on most mischievous dogs, I've got stories...

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      TommysTips 4 years ago

      Thanks for all the lovely dogs - none were quite as cute as me...

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      @greytdogz: Forgot to add that I didn't vote because my favorite breed isn't listed. :)

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      In reality, all dogs are beautiful. Which breed or combination of breeds is a personal choice. I do realize that you can't list every breed...

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      MoreBetterThings 4 years ago

      I voted that I like all of them. I can't not like a dog! Checking them all out on this Lens was a lot of fun.

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      bamascents lm 4 years ago

      As a dog lover in general, I agree with your whole list though I did vote for the Golden Retriever. :)

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Great lens ~ love the wonderful dog picts and info! SquidAngel blessed! B : )

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      rdcbizz 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love all dogs but the my most favorite dog is the golden retriever because it is super cute and cuddly

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Great lens - like the option to have voted on all of the different types of dogs :)

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      A fun lens to participate in!

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      halloweenprops 4 years ago

      Great coverage of all these dog breeds.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      I have 3 dogs - all a bit of everything - wonderful. Lovely site.

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      Great lens. My favorite dog is the Australian Shepard. They are wonderful dogs. Second choice would be he Lab.

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      Rockbleeder 4 years ago

      Oh, Shih Tzu is my favorite dog breed but any dog can do. :)

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      What a fun and interesting page - I'm normally a cat person, but love all animals, including dogs, and I always kind of dreamed for a german shepard, although siberian huskies are so beautiful! My 6 y.o. daughter keeps trying to convince me that we need to sell our 3 cats (because they are useless as pets), and buy a dog instead:)... who knows?

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      avigarret 4 years ago

      Cutest lens EVER. I couldn't pick just one breed, especially after seeing the bonus puppy pictures, and I loved the spotlight each breed received.

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      mistaben 4 years ago

      Excellent choice of dog breeds =)

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      This is an informative lens, itâs very interesting! Thank you for sharing, I like this.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I love dogs that is for sure. You show some beauties: German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, etc.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good lens very well written. Always have been partial to German Shepherds.

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      jillian22 4 years ago

      Golden retriever is my favorite.

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      holly-wayantmiller 4 years ago

      Boxers are another beautiful and very friendly dog breed

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that my German Shepherd is the best dog ever! Perfect in my home.

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      rooshoo 4 years ago

      Siberian Huskies are my favorite. They are so beautiful and sweet.

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I would have put a Border Collie on your list. They are adorable... and intelligent. My Border Collie is my protectress... she's always on the job, taking care of me.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens! if we're talking about beautiful dogs though, Dalmatians should have made this list!

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      coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

      Nice lens and good information on dogs.

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      spids1 4 years ago

      Great lens very well written.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice dog

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      CatarinaAz 4 years ago

      just loved!

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      JerseyJames 4 years ago

      I like German Shepherds the best

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Had to visit again as you have so much great dog info here. Blessed!

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      Camile 4 years ago from Doha Qatar

      @flowerdada: Google News :-)

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      flowerdada 4 years ago

      love the page, lots of information and awesome high quality pictures I must say. I wanted to ask what is the name of the module that you entitled Great News on the Web? Thanks!

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice dog lens. I like all dogs, but cocker spaniels are my favorite. Blessed.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      I just love labs and golden retrievers and had them growing up. They are great with kids. I also like boxers and Boston terriers.

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      gatornic15 4 years ago

      Great lens! A well deserved Purple Star! Blessed

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      Tagarack 4 years ago

      I added Irish Setter to your list. They are nice dogs, with the beautiful red coats. Yorkie/Silky Terriers are beautiful and peaceful too, but not big like the others. Great lens. Very informative.

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      MrMojo01 4 years ago

      Nice lens, great breeds here. I always wanted a Mastiff!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Nice lens. It provides a great service. People should know the temperament and suitably before selecting a dog.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Why is there no Samoyeds? Those are the prettiest dogs of all, or at least far prettier than bulldogs and mastiffs and Danes.

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      I love large breed dogs

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      SandyORiley 4 years ago

      Nice lens. I also opt for adding Weimaraners to the list! :)

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      Dana Marie 4 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I am an animal lover....I love them all!! Great lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      cute dogs photos.

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      I love Huskies. I really want one but I already have a kitty and I'm afraid of what might happen to my house.

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      nickybutler 4 years ago

      Great lens! Some lovely dogs and gorgeous photos :) Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens. I like this dogs, but for me best is Shih tzu

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      ninakreativa 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens. The large dog breeds are really well represented.

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      TheresaMarkham 4 years ago

      Love lookin' at these beautiful dogs!

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      Onemargaret LM 4 years ago

      Very nice lens!

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      Edit Photos 4 years ago from Earth

      Great lens - blessed

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      pcgamehardware 4 years ago

      Great selection of great dog breeds.

      Saint Bernards are so cool... :)

      Nice lens.. Liked and Blessed.

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      VeseliDan 4 years ago

      This lens is great! I read everything and there are soo interesting things that you can learn. Thank you for sharing this with us. Blessed.

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      IMKZRNU2 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Well done lens....thanks for sharing!

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      ShoeHoodoo 4 years ago

      Great Lens! I love all dogs and thank you so much for all the cute pics! Check out my lens too. Thank you!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      I voted a yes for all these dogs because they're all beautiful dogs. Thank you for publishing this lens. I enjoyed seeing the photos and reading about these dogs. Even my cat, thought the photos were good.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      They are all so adorable. I have a chocolate lab myself and I wholeheartedly agree she will be best friends with anyone. She also loves to swim so we got her her own small pool to lay in the summer.

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      andreaberrios lm 4 years ago

      Super cute! I heard that Shih Tzu are the closets breed to the wolf. I have two of them. Dogs are just awesome!

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      BeyondRoses 4 years ago

      There are some dog breeds I would not want to have, but they are all beautiful. Mixed breeds are just as beautiful, and loving. Your lens reminds me of when I was in school (many years ago) and I missed a lot of class due to illness. My Science teacher let me make up my grade with a term paper on any subject. Of course he meant in Science, of which I had no interest in. I wrote about dog breeds, and he pointed out he meant my studies in Science, but he accepted the paper and passed me in my Science class. My first dog as a child, was a collie, her name was Lassie.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Love the photos.

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      UKGhostwriter 4 years ago

      I still think our 'bitza' is the most beautiful dog!

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      aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      A great list - I like all of them but I LOVE German Shepherds. They are the best. Cool lens.

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      Zebedee32 4 years ago

      We had 2 labrador retrievers when i was young. We have a Scottish Terrier now. Nice lens

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Very nice. Huskies are my favorite.

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      BorderCollie LM 4 years ago

      Nice list but I was hoping you would have included a border collie there.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! Our Bruno and I sure were glad that you included the bulldog as one of the Top Most Beautiful Dog Breeds.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I really enjoyed the pictures and the write ups about the different kinds of dog breeds. Well done, thanks :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very informative

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love all of these dogs, very nice presentation.

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      bestmom1 5 years ago

      Such beautiful dogs..

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      All of my favorite dogs are here, esp. Husky and Lab. Thanks for a great lens.

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      Jolent 5 years ago

      Loved your article! We had both the Greman Shepherd and the Great Dane when I was a kid, and they were both great dogs with kids and family. What you said about both was right on point! Our great dane would leave bruise marks on our legs when she would wag her tail just due to her strength, even though she was extreemly gentle.. and we sat on the floor she liked to sit on our lap then she would playfully "bite" and lick and slobber our bare feet making us laugh, and you couldn't budge her. Our german shepherd was a great family/kid dog and a great watch dog, and he would either like you or not.... it's like he had a 6th sense about people and we learned to trust his judgment of strangers that came to the house because it seemed he was always right. The dog we have now is a Border Collie/Austrailan Shepherd mix, and her temperament is exactly like the Golden Retriever, always wanting to be near us, extreemly forgiving, and loves to be smiled at and talked to. There are some dogs on your list that I never wanted to have in the past but now seeing what their personalities are like, I would probably have them if I didn't already have a dog. Thanks again for such a great lens.

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      tifebrown 5 years ago

      Total agreement with the last one on the list. All of the Pinscher breed is gorgeous. I have a Min Pin and German Pinscher, and they are both very pretty girls.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Maybe not in many peoples eyes but i think the bull terrier should be up there....

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      BlueTrane 5 years ago

      we all have our favorites...mine is the Gordon Setter (see my life-is-better-with-a-gordon-setter lens and see why). I enjoyed your lens!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      They are beautiful! I haven't had a dog in ages because I travelled so much the last couple of years. This lens just reminded what I am missing,...

      Beautiful lens

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Gorgeous dogs!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      These are lovely dogs, thanks for sharing.

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      Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

      We have both a Siberian Huskie and a German Shepherd and they are great. Thank you for sharing.

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      duslan 5 years ago

      Great lens! But what about goldendoodles?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos and great info. I love the St Bernard although I don't know if I would like to feed them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! The Kuvasz are beautiful! I had a St Bernard when I was younger, and just got a White German Shepherd 2 weeks ago!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Great list, especially if someone is planning on getting a dog. I love the Doberman.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Lovely article about dogs! I so love dogs and you have captured some beautiful ones. :)

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      Jen 5 years ago from California

      Great lens! But, I would have to argue that Akitas should be on the list of the most beautiful large dogs! :)

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      beautiful dogs!! nice jobs on your lens. :)

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      RCM 5 years ago

      Dogs rule! Right now I'm living with Magnum...and treating him for heartworms. A Dudley Yellow Lab, he (fortunately) doesn't exhibit the destructive chewing that you describe. Being a rescue dog may be part of the reason for that.

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      You have picked my favorites here. I currently live with a Great Dane and rescue dogs as my full time passion.

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      Gala98 5 years ago

      Gorgeous photos - I love all the husky-family breeds, grew up with a Keeshond :)

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      Really beautiful lens and interesting info on the breeds. Good job.

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      Işın Tuzcular 5 years ago from Istanbul

      Nice lens. My favorite dog is Golden Retriever.

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      JEMArtistry 5 years ago

      Very Nice! I've had a couple of the breeds you listed, love them! :)

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      You have some very beautiful dogs on your list... even my Golden's are there... but I can tell you they aren't so "beautiful" after they chew up my slippers !...(then they turn "cute" !...) Great lens.

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