10 Raças mais comuns de cães nos EUA

10 Most Common Dog Breeds in the U.S.
Who ever heard of the phrase "dog is man's best friend"? Originating from wolves, the numerous breeds exist today comprise Pets distinct personalities, which serve to be the company of their owners as much as to save the home and warn if something strange is happening. If you want to adopt a puppy to be a member of the family, see the ten most common breeds elected by the American Kennel Club (club record pedigrees of purebred puppies in the United States). But do not forget to give the pet a home full of love, affection and discipline. 

1. Labrador Retriever

The Labrador retriever, a type of hunting dog, originated in Britain, and assisted fishermen pulling nets, but today is a companion dog. Playful, friendly and easily adestráveis ​​are often trained to assist blind and autistic people, besides being one of the breeds most commonly used therapies. It can be found in yellow, black and chocolate. This breed can be created both at home apartment but, as it has a tendency to obesity, need to exercise daily to prevent overweight. With a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years, can weigh up to 36 kg.

2. Golden Retriever

Like Labradors, the Golden Retriever were also bred as hunting dogs, but in their case, waterfowl and wild birds. Another similarity with Labradors, its use is to assist people with physical disabilities. With a life expectancy of 10-12 years, the Retriever can weigh up to 32 kg. The breed originated by crossing a Yellow Retriever with a Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct) taken by Lord Tweedmouth seeking a dog adapted to climate and cold water. Extremely docile, he did not serves as a watchdog, but it is a great company!

3. Yorkshire Terrier

With an average size of 25 cm, was developed by the Yorkshire miners seeking a small dog that could go underground and hunt rodents. He saw success with royalty and became a companion dog ladies of the aristocracy and gentry. Despite the size, make no mistake, he is a Terrier (like Pitbull), which makes him a very suspicious of strangers, not very sociable with other animals and one of the fastest dog bite. For these characteristics and by being alert, it is good for the watchdog function.

4. German shepherd

The first record of a dog of this breed was in Hanover, Germany, in 1882. Due to their remarkable intelligence (ranks third in ranking intelligence researcher Stanley Coren, behind Border Collie and Poodle) has been used for numerous activities including television, where he gained fame as the Wolf "Vigilante Road" series. Its long, muscular body and his courage make it ideal for police dog. His obedience and learning facility also qualifies as a guide of the blind and to make redemptions. The best known type is the "black cloak", the black coloration on the back.

5. Beagle

The Beagle was developed for hunting and excels in search of rabbits and hares. He was best known from the 16th century, when the English Queen Elizabeth 1st own had a great pack of dogs of that breed. The world's most famous Beagle is Snoopy, Charles Schulz character for the comic "Peanuts". Thanks to their keen sense of smell, has been used to sniff out contraband food in American airports. Being docile, very sociable and good with children, he has been dog company, but the owner must have lots of patience because it is extremely stubborn and insubordinate.

6. Dachshund

According to historians, the Dachshund may have arisen more than five thousand years, since their images were found in the tomb of a pharaoh, but their first official record was made in 1888 in Germany. The breed was developed by German breeders who wanted a dog small enough to go into dens of badgers and rabbits. This doggy arrived in Brazil in the 19th century with European settlers who used to hunt Pacas. Its popularity became a star company dampers. For its size and ease in learning habits of hygiene, it is ideal to live in apartments.

7. Boxer

The Boxer named for stand on two legs to fight with the opponent, like a boxer. Created to be an aggressive dog and fight with other dogs, he is now known to be affectionate, loyal, easily trainable and for their patience with children. Anyone thinking of getting a puppy, you should take into consideration the training to avoid aggression problems. Dogs of this breed live on average ten years can weigh up to 32 pounds and be 63 inches tall.

8. Poodle

Despite having been raised in Germany, the Poodle has gained great popularity in France, especially from King Louis 14. Appearances in the past to find truffles underground and to catch birds slaughtered, today it is famous for being a companion dog. The high demand for this breed dogs brought an issue: creators began to make crossings not recommended, generating Poodles with deviation in temperament and physical problems. His great intelligence (is the second rank in Stanley Coren) makes circus star and television programs.

9. Shih Tzu

A legend says that the Shih Tzu came from the forbidden love of a Chinese princess with a Mongolian. They have decided to cross the Pekingese (Chinese) with the Lhasa Apso (Mongolian) to be a symbol of their love impossible. Despite having a strong personality and can master their owners, the breed is recommended as a companion dog for their sociability and kindness. If you want to adopt a puppy Shih Tzu, will receive much love in return, but will need lots of patience, since it is not very obedient.

10. Miniature Schnauzer

The most accepted theory about the development of the Miniature Schnauzer (or Dwarf) is the intersection Schnauzer Standart (or medium) with Affenpincher. He was recognized as a separate breed in 1895. Personality of strong and very devoted to their owners, is an excellent companion dog, but also serves as an alarm and is in fifth place in the ranking of dogs alarm Stanley Coren. He must be socialized early with other dogs and children so do not be argumentative and aggressive.

Source: http://www.akc.org

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