Dog Breeds: Which Ones Make the Most Loyal Pets?

Are you looking for loyalty from your canine companion? Aren’t we all?
In general, most dogs make great friends, but there are certain breeds of dogs that are very loyal indeed. Let’s take a look at some of them…

The Beagle

Beagles were used for hunting rabbits in the 18th Century. ‘Beagle’ means small in Old English, hence the breed’s name. The dogs have a balanced temper and nature and are rarely aggressive or timid. A properly trained Beagle will be very loyal indeed and can become very attached to its owner.

The Boxer

Boxers were originally used as hunting dogs for wild game. They have powerful jaws to assist in such practices. The breed is energetic, very loyal and it loves the outdoors. They can be cautious about strangers, and this makes them good watchdogs.

The German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a well-known dog breed and an active dog. They are known to be lively, firm and vigorous. German Shepherds also have a reputation for faithfulness and affection for their owners. They are also good with children, which makes them a great family pet.

The Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers were first bred in Scotland and used for – guess what? As the name implies, the dogs were bred to retrieve game for hunters. They are friendly dogs and known to be eager to please. They love being around people, so they make excellent, loyal pets. They are also used extensively as therapy pets.

The Rough Collie

Rough Collies were originally bred for guarding and herding stock. The dogs are very intelligent, sensitive and loyal. They will also get on well with other dogs and family pets. They dogs aren’t aggressive, but they respond best to one authoritative figure.

Yorkshire Terrier

The name terrier comes from the Latin word, ‘Terra’ or earth, and refers to what Terriers traditionally do, burrowing in the ground. The Yorkshire Terrier is thought to have come from Scotland, when workers migrated to Yorkshire in the 1800s, bringing with them varieties of Terriers to hunt rats.
The dogs are very smart and quite fearless. They will often square up to dogs much bigger than them. Yorkshire Terriers are easy to train, and they are loyal and affectionate. The dog can be a bit snappy, so it’s not a breed recommended for families with small children.