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These are the best dog breeds in the world. Do you agree?

These are the best dog breeds in the world. Do you agree?
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From life-affirming mischief makers to actual life-saving heroes, these are the breeds declared the most loyal, most fun, kindest and cutest.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog
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“It’s got to be a Berner. The Bernese Mountain Dog is the best breed to have for a family. Affectionate, intelligent and protective. I have had four of these beautiful animals. The last one, Tori, used to sit in front of me and give me that Bernese look. I would say ‘up!’ and he would put his front paws on my shoulders and know that he would get a reward. Unfortunately, they have a short lifespan.” – Drew Armstrong

If you like big dogs, you’ll love these photographs of gentle giants.

Working dogs

Working dogs
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“Working Dogs are tops. Blue Cattle Dogs, Kelpies and Border Collies are known for their work ethic but I love their loyalty and absolute devotion to their human families. My all-time favourite will always be the Blue Cattle Dog, in particular our dog ‘Trigger’, who was my confidante during those tumultuous pre-teen years. He was always there for me, licking up my tears if I was upset, joyously playing when I was jumping out of my skin and quietly steadfast, keeping me company in my reflective times. Fiercely devoted and protective of the entire family it was a sad day when we left New Guinea to return to Australia without our loyal and loving ‘Trigger’.” – Cheryl Noud

Working dogs find their calling in life at a young age. Like these cute police dog puppies.

Cavoodle

Cavoodle
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“Cavoodles – because they don’t shed, they don’t smell and are just crazy happy all the time.” – Greg Barton

Cavoodles make good family pets. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a pet for your kids.

Beagle

Beagle
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“Beagles are my favourite breed! They’re mischievous, kind, cute, the perfect size, and so great with the kids!” – Sarah Coetzee

The longest living beagle, Butch, passed away in 2003 at an amazing 27 years old. Just how can you ensure your treasured pooch lives a long and healthy life?

West Highland Terrier

West Highland Terrier
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“West Highland Terrier. Just the cutest dog around and an ability to communicate with humans like no other. These dogs get into your heart and under your skin.” – Tony Trembath

Terriers and other similar dogs that are big on personality and small in size are highly suitable for keeping in apartments and small spaces.

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Toy poodle

Toy poodle
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“Toy poodles because they are one of the few breeds that children and adults with allergies like asthma etc can have, and they are so very intelligent and loving – and my Peggy Sue is truly my soul mate. She is so intuitive and let me know when I had skin cancer on my lip and again when I had problems with my gall bladder – which led me to get a doctor’s referrals and eventual operations.” – Dale Ann Dowden

Poodles, like these other animals, are renowned for their intelligence.

Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund
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“The Finnish Lapphunds because they are soft, cuddly and loving. But they also have a spark of mischief to make them the perfect fun dog.” – Barbara Laurin

How close are you really to your soft, furry best friend?

Dalmatian

Dalmatian
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“The Dalmatian. Why? They are clean, do not have a ‘doggie’ smell; they are low maintenance; they love people, particularly children; they are great watchdogs but hopeless guard dogs; they are very protective but most important they are the most affectionate dogs we have owned – and we have owned ten dogs of different breeds over 55 years. They are also very aristocratic-looking dogs but that is not so important if you don’t want them to act as coach dogs.” – Kevin Page

Dalmatians like to exercise and get out and about. But is your own dog well-behaved around people and other pets?

English Staffordshire

English Staffordshire
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“English Staffordshire. Staffies are the most gentle and loving of dogs to humans, not the aggressive muscle monsters some people take them for.” – John Goodwin

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