There are many beautiful dog breeds and the best looking dogs really comes down to one’s opinion. Everyone feels that theirs is the best looking dog breed (and let’s face it, everyone’s right). However, there are many dog breeds that really make us sit up and take notice. They just seem so regal and beautiful that they instantly catch the eye.
Many people seek out certain breeds because of their undeniable beauty. Some are entered into dog shows but many breeds that do not enter such contests are also incredibly striking. Let’s take a look at some of the best looking dogs and what makes them so special.
1. German Shepherd
When you see a big German Shepherd, you sit up and take notice. This is such a majestic and impressive looking dog. It is a large and powerful breed. They are also incredibly loyal and intelligent. Don’t mess with them; they are very protective.
It is important to train them and socialize them at an early age. They will do anything to protect their master, so it is best to start training them as soon as possible. They are an incredibly popular breed due to their physical attractiveness. They are also used as working dogs, most notably by the police and the military.
They are great family dogs and get along with kids. Be prepared to do a fair amount of cleaning because they do shed a lot of hair. They need a lot of exercise and have great energy levels. They are easy to train because they are highly intelligent.
They are also very playful and can be naughty. In fact, expect them to talk back to you! The cheeky devils.
Here is another good looking dog breed that makes you sit up and behave yourself. Their size tends to vary. Some are medium and there are those which grow pretty large. They have a proud look about them. They have shiny coats and look like supreme athletes.
Many of them are used as guard dogs and it is simple to see why. They are very loyal and will protect the owners. They tend to look quite intimidating but if you have one, you can expect nothing but perfect friendship, love and lots of silliness!
Again, it is important to begin training and socializing as early as possible. This helps ensure that they will not be aggressive with others and with other animals.
3. Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is another big, beautiful dog. Take a look at a Golden Retriever’s face. You see such kindness and warmth. It appears as if they are always smiling! They are active and energetic dogs that need a lot of exercise. You need to groom them regularly. Unfortunately, this is another breed that sheds a lot of hair. Be prepared to have your vacuum cleaner on standby!
These attractive dogs are an incredibly popular breed and the puppies are absolutely adorable. This is not a breed you want to have as a guard dog though. They are very friendly and trusting, even with strangers. They are intelligent, loyal and loving, so they make wonderful pets.
They also make great working dogs. They are great guide dogs, good at search and rescue and mobility assistance. They are calm and have a good disposition. Their patience makes them good working dogs.
4. Siberian Husky
Have you ever looked into the eyes of a Siberian Husky? They have such beautiful, hypnotic eyes, don’t they? They also have very thick, beautiful coats. Their coat can be one of several colours, such as grey, white, tan and brown.
Even their eyes can have different colours like blue, grey and green. They are known for pulling sledges where they originated. They are strong, powerful and intelligent and learn commands quickly.
When you first glance at a Husky, you might think you have just seen a wolf! You may have also noticed that some of them have different coloured eyes. There is nothing wrong with their sight; it is a condition called heterochromia. Even people can have this condition.
5. Akita Inu
The Akita is a large breed of dog that originated in Japan. It is a powerful and dominant dog that tends to be a little aloof with strangers. However, they are very affectionate with members of the family.
There are two kinds of Akitas; the Japanese and the American. They need early training so that they are obedient. There was a very famous Akita in Japan before the 2nd World War named Hachiko. Hachiko was an incredibly loyal dog.
When the owner died, Hachiko kept going to the train station for nine years to greet its owner, who, of course, never showed up. After Hachiko died, a statue was erected in his honour, for the loyalty he showed to his owner.
The Pomeranian is a smaller breed of dog that has a thick silky coat. These come in beige, white, cream, chocolate brown and lavender. They have a sweet disposition and are great with kids and with other pets. Queen Victoria had a Pomeranian which helped to make it a popular pet.
7. Chow Chow
So nice, they named it twice. This is a large dog that looks a bit like a lion! The origin can be traced back to China, but now, it can be found anywhere. It needs lots of exercise to keep it healthy.
The Chow Chow has a unique tongue; it is bluish-black in colour. It is important to train this breed early on. They are independent and demanding and can get difficult to manage, so early training is important.
8. Old English Sheepdog
These beauties are quite large and they have a lot of hair. Their hair tends to cover their eyes. It’s a miracle they can see through all that! Their instinct sometimes makes them want to herd children and people! Their coats are really thick, so it is important that they receive daily grooming. When Paul McCartney was a member of the Beatles, one of their songs (Martha My Dear) was inspired by his sheepdog.
There are so many other beautiful dog breeds like Irish Setters and Cocker Spaniels. Even the Great Dane is such a regal looking dog. There is also the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Afghan Hound. Collies are also lovely-looking dogs. The truth is, there is just too many best looking dogs to mention. Let’s face it; all dogs are beautiful. Of that, there is no doubt!