No top 10 popular breeds of dogs list is ever complete without including the magnificent German Shepherd. As the name suggests this breed has its roots in Germany. Special care, an unparalleled amount of effort and implementing tremendous precision to all the meticulous details to create an ideal guard/herding dog resulted in the creation of this breed. Various herding breeds were selected in the late 1800s and crossed with each other under a very stringent selection process. German Shepherds are widely used as police/military dogs, guard dogs, guide/service dog and search & rescue dog are among few of the things this breed is exceptional at.
Since these dogs have natural tendencies to be vigilant and on guard , lack of proper training could result in over-guarding/territorial nature and aggressive behaviour towards strangers or other dogs, so its paramount your German shepherd receives dog training when they’re young.