11 Most Loyal Dog Breeds

Dogs have been close friends of people for a very long time because of the strong bond that can be cultivated. Dogs have been incorporated in many homes and have become part of our families. There are various dog breeds with different origins, but almost all have strong sense of loyalty to their owners and family that makes them to be adored by many. Such dedication has seen some dogs be able to save lives of their owners and other people in the family. Let’s take a look at 11 dog breeds that are quite loyal:

German Shepherd

 

1. German shepherd

The German shepherd originated from Germany and was known as early as in 1800s. It is considered active and always willing to learn when being trained and also ready to serve. The dog is commonly used by the police and the military and is considered to be very loyal and protective to their masters.

Rough Collie

 2. Rough collie

Considered a sheepherder for some, this breed is an active and intelligent dog and is friendly to other animals and children. The rough collie is a herding dog that originated from Scotland. Sometimes the dog is wary of strangers and can bark at them. Also the dog has amazing skills that can help you in therapeutic way. When trained, the dog is able to use its sense of smell to know if you are going to have seizure. They are very loyal.

Kuvasz

3. Kuvasz
Originating from Hungary, the Kuvasv is known well for being a friendly house pet and has a good sense of humor. The breed is considered to be intelligent and they like to seek attention from their family, as do many dogs. They are suitable as guard dogs due to their large size and strength, and they are quite loayl.

Labrador Retriever

 4. Labrador retriever

This dog breed is one of the most popular dogs due to their happy mood, good energy, loyalty, and gentleness with children. With a North American origin, this family dog is very affectionate and provides good companionship, making them good family pets

Golden Retriever

5. Golden retriever
The Golden retriever is a lovable dog that you’ll see loving on children and adults alike. They are quite the family dog and known to be happy and ready to please their family owners. They are fun loving, patient, trainable and able to be trained to do plenty of things. The dog is among popular breed that is considered popular as a family pet and as therapy dog. Their loyalty is huge!

Beagle

 6. Beagle

The modern beagle has their origins in Britain, though it is believed to date back from the ancient Greeks. The dog is commonly used for hunting. They are gentle and make wonderful family pets. Loyalty is a big attribute.

Brittany

 7. Brittany

Bred first in France in 1800s for hunting birds, the Brittany is known to be loving and loyal to their families. They are known to be sensitive, easy to train, and good for companionship. The dog is very friendly with other family pets and also good with children. They are very intelligent and love to lavish love and attention on their owners.

Boxer

 8. Boxer

This German bred dog has been used as a hunting dog at times. Boxers are very loyal, fun loving, and harmless around family members. They are wary of strangers, making them suitable watchdogs as they can easily alert the owners. Boxers like to be outdoors often and will bring your family great joy.

Dachshund

9.  Dachshund
The Dachshund were mainly used to hunt small prey like badgers because of their strong legs and strong paws to burrow. Dachshunds belongs to the hound family and are known to have lively, playful and a courageous temperament. You will find them to be quite loyal.

Yorkshire

 10. Yorkshire

Though the breed is small, the dog is considered as loyal and trustworthy because they are protective of their owners and they are leery of strangers. The dog is known to be loving and affectionate toward their owners. The dog is easy to care for due to their small size and hypo allergic coat. The dog is popularly used as companion and show dog.

Bulldog

11. Bulldog
Originally bred in Britain, the Bulldog is considered to be intelligent and have good stamina and speed. They are known for having a docile and graceful temperament. They are good with children and are considered to be quite loyal. Bulldog owners come to love their dog’s unconditional love and happy disposition.

Just about any dog can be super loyal, as dogs really are considered man’s best friend. Where else can you go away for vacation and come home and have an abundance of love lavished on you when you walk through the door? You can simply be gone for one day of work and your dog will be all excited to see you when you get home. Yes, dogs are very loyal and these 11 breeds are super good choices for a family pet.

“Dog Whisperer’ Millan Says Cruelty Claim is Misguided

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2006 file photo shows television personality and dog psychologist Cesar Milan arrives for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. An online complaint of animal cruelty led authorities to "Dog Whisperer" Millan's Los Angeles-area pet rehabilitation center Thursday, March 10, but Millan wasn't there and they took no further action. Footage on Millan's television show "Cesar 911" of a French bulldog-terrier mix chasing a pot-bellied pig and nipping its ear until it bled prompted the complaint. Millan was trying to train the dog to be less aggressive. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,File)© The Associated Press FILE – This Aug. 19, 2006 file photo shows television personality and dog psychologist Cesar Milan arrives for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. An online complaint of animal cruelty led authorities to “Dog Whisperer” Millan’s Los… LOS ANGELES (AP) — An anti-cruelty complaint that sent authorities to “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan’s rehabilitation center has been blown way out of proportion, the dog trainer said Friday.

The complaint was started online and based on footage from Millan’s television show “Cesar 911,” in which a French bulldog-terrier mix named Simon chases a farm pig and nips its ear, making it bleed. The complaint is misguided because it was a happy ending — the pig was fine and the dog was rehabilitated, Millan said.

Animal control officers and sheriff’s deputies visited his ranch Thursday night, but no action was taken. In a telephone interview from Iowa with The Associated Press, Millan said that when he returns from his speaking tour, he would cooperate fully with both departments.

The dog trainer who television made famous said he has used the same technique to help aggressive canines hundreds of times. The training involves getting the dog together with the animal it doesn’t like (whether it is another dog, a cat or a horse) so the two can learn to get along.

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Millan, 46, is a self-taught dog trainer who became internationally known for his work on a previous show, the “Dog Whisperer,” which won him an Emmy nomination.

“I do have a large group of fans and a small group of people who don’t agree with me. They are taking this the wrong way and blowing it way out of proportion,” Millan said.

Calls and emails were not immediately returned by Los Angeles County Animal Control. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, whose deputies accompanied animal control to Millan’s center in Santa Clarita, confirmed there were no arrests or animal seizures on Thursday night.

Millan was working with an aggressive dog named Simon, who was attacking his owner’s pet pot-bellied pigs. A promotional clip on National Geographic’s website showed Simon chasing a pig and biting its ear. The clip was altered with music from “The Exorcist” horror film and type describing what they said was happening.

Jill Breitner initiated the petition on Change.org, calling for Nat Geo WILD to take the show “Cesar 911” off the air. Friday morning, the number of signatures was closing in on 10,000.

A new clip was released Friday showing the full context of the encounter, said Chad Sandhas, senior director of talent and media relations for National Geographic Channels. In it, the pig is calm and is tied to Simon with a long leash, as if taking him on a walk.

The show initially aired on Feb. 26.

The pig was tended to immediately, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress, Sandhas said.

The extra clip reveals that “Cesar and his animal pack effectively helped Simon to overcome his aggressive behavior toward other animals; as a result, Simon did not have to be separated from his owner or euthanized,” he said.

In her petition, Breitner called Millan’s methods “inhumane” and demanded his show be taken off the air.

“This is not the first time (Millan) has used bait animals,” Breitner wrote in the petition. “This is wrong!”

Millan countered: “This is the first time I had a dog that needed help from pigs. In order for a dog to lose his fear of something, it has to become friends of it.”

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This story has been corrected to show TV pig is farm pig, not a pot-bellied pig.

Cesar Millan Accused of Animal Cruelty – Against A Pig

Simon is a classic Cesar Millan show character.

In a Feb. 26 “Cesar 911″ episode that aired on National Geographic, the part-French bulldog, part-terrier was described by those who know him as a “terror.” “He hates all dogs,” his human acquaintances said, and worse: he once killed a pet potbellied pig.

Jody Orr, the co-founder of a shar-pei dog rescue operation called “Pei People,” put it bluntly: “We call him Satan behind his back.”

All these qualities made Simon ripe for the Millan treatment. For eight years, the 46-year-old hosted the series “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,” on which he rehabilitated the behavior of “problem dogs,” unruly dogs that wreaked havoc in their owners’ homes.

The National Geographic series gained a large following and made Millan a celebrity, even as his techniques were criticized by other animal behaviorists for overusing force and dismissing positive reinforcement. Cesar Millan is the host of “Cesar 911″ on National Geographic.© National Geographic Channel Cesar Millan is the host of “Cesar 911″ on National Geographic.

The television personality is now being investigated for possible animal cruelty, NBC Los Angeles reported.

Sheriff’s deputies with Los Angeles County Animal Control visited Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, La., Thursday evening, but he was away on a business trip, a family member told NBC.

The animal welfare officials had received several inquiries after the episode with Simon, which showed the dog biting a pig’s ear during a training session led by Millan.

A 24-hour notice has been issued, requiring him to contact the investigators, according to NBC. They want to know what has happened to the pig since the episode’s filming.

The contentious incident took place inside a fenced yard, where Millan was conditioning Simon to become accustomed to the pigs’ company. This concluded with Simon bounding towards a pig which appeared to be restrained by one of Millan’s assistants. Simon proceeded to bite the pig and leave the area around its ear bloodied.

“Simon ripped the ear off the pig,” said Simon’s owner, Sandy. “It was a bloodbath.”

Meanwhile, Millan chased the pig around the yard, repeating, “I got this.”

In a statement to NBC, a representative from National Geographic said:

Cesar Millan has dedicated his life to helping dogs and to showing how even the most difficult ‘problem dog’ can be rescued and rehabilitated….A short clip from the episode was shared online and showed Simon chasing a pig and nipping its ear, causing the ear to bleed. The clip caused some concern for viewers who did not see or understand the full context of the encounter.

The statement continued: “It is important to clarify that Cesar took precautions, such as putting Simon on a long lead to assess his behavior, making initial corrections and removing the leash. The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress.”

An additional clip provided by the channel shows the same pig that was attacked by Simon now “taking [the dog] for a walk” as the two are linked by a leash, learning to coexist.

“Don’t eat the pig, but you can eat with the pig,” Millan explained.

More than 8,300 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for Millan to be reported to animal control, the American Humane Society and the Los Angeles City Attorney because of the episode, citing California state law against cruelty to animals.

Another petition with nearly 10,000 signatures declared that Millan should be “banned from all television.”

Millan’s technique hinges on applying “dominance theory,” which is derived from an understanding of how wolves compete to be “alphas” within their packs. Millan believes that dogs that display aggression are attempting to gain dominance over their owners, and the humans in their lives must in turn establish themselves as “alphas” in the relationship, using force if necessary.