My Favorite Dog Breeds

Shiba Inu breed

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is one of a number of very ancient breeds associated with the northern “Spitz type” breeds from Japan. Its appearance is much like that of a “dwarf” Akita, having a fox like face and “brush coat” similar to the Akita and possessing much of the same temperament. It is a big dog in a small package. Its temperament is strong and independent. The Shiba Inu voices its objections or approval in a manner similar to the Basenji in that it is not a “barker” but more of a squealer or yodeller, depending on the situation. Furthermore it is not averse to “screaming” and this is noted to be one of the typical behaviors when the dog is upset or is not getting its way! The Japanese favored this dog above all others as a watchdog. This is a dog that does not mix well with other dogs and household pets. Most families preferred this dog and the Shiba Inu quickly established itself to the Japanese as status symbols and dog house pets. The dog was introduced into the Western world by Dr. John gravestone in 1981, with the first litter arriving in the United States byema in 1985.

The Shiba Inu’s popularity in the decades that followed, even into the 21st century, Despite this, the dog is still quite rare as are puppies, making the breed hard to identify and locate breeders in the United States. A few of them might turn out to be Argumentative, Affectionate, or both. However, the popularity of the breed has declined slightly in the last 15 years. This is a dog that is more of a family pet now and is rather adored by people of all walks of life. The Shiba Inu is a dog that is “all dog”. It is a devoted companion, playful, athletic, and very energetic. A downside is there licking and chewing. Our Shiba had an attraction to concrete and licked off the concrete of our deck which I then had to find ready mix concrete near me to have it replaced. This is a breed that will maintain a healthy weight without being overfed. It is not the best breed for people with allergies, as it does shed a lot. It can have flatulence as a result of extra gas, but is not overly concerned about this. The Shiba Inu will lick the tongue when it appears hungry. This is a breed that is not afraid of other dogs, and this will always serve to keep the two together.

Boston Terriers

Another small dog option that is quite popular is the Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier is a mixture of English Bulldog, English White Terrier, Bulldog, and dilutes from the Griffons and the Pug. These dogs are quite easy to locate as Boston Terriers, and can usually be found at a local pet store. Unfortunately they are also one of the more unhealthy due to their excessive bloating.


The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world, and is also the home to one of the largest breeds. The Chihuahua is also one of the oldest breeds to be developed. Regardless, the Chihuahua is a gentle dog, good with children, and does not fear other dogs, making it a good choice for families with other pets. It is however not good to leave Chihuahua alone for long periods of time as they are prone to psychological problems.


The Beagle is often selected as a family pet, and for good reason. It is a great family dog, and loves nothing better than to play and spend time with children. The Beagle is also very calm and laid back, but will alert the family to any strangers or unusual sounds. It will often times howl as a form of alert.

Bishon Frise

The Bishon Frise is a small dog breed that is gentle and playful. The Bishon Frise is a happy dog, and will give quite a yowl when it is happy. The Bishon Frise is a good dog for children, and has a very placid nature.


Papillon, is a small dog breed, and is generally a good choice for a family pet. The Papillon, is loyal to its owner, and has been described as continuously repeating its pet owner. This is a very placid dog, and will generally be accepting of all strangers. The Papillon is also intelligent, and can be trained to display affection towards children.


The Collie is a larger breed dog, and is a dependable family dog. The Collie is a shepherd, and is used by both the police and the military.

Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

There are 3 types of dog intelligence according to Stanley Coren, author of “The Intelligence of Dogs“. Adaptive intelligence has the learning and problem solving-ability, instructive intelligence is only specific to the individual animal and Working/Obedience Intelligence is dependent on the breed. I have listed the top 10 most intelligent dog breeds in the world that are easy to train and help humans doing various works directed by man. This is Part I of a 3 part series on dog intelligence.

  1. Australian Cattle Dog

Tenth on the list is the Australian Cattle Dog, a herding breed. This breed is a handy size, generally weighing from 40 to 65 pounds. Australian cattle dogs are easy to train, although they do have a tendency to nip at heels and behave like a big boy dog that wants to take charge. If you have the time and patience to raise this dog it will be a responsibly loving part of the family. Australian cattle dogs are very reliable with members of the family but generally require consistent training. This dog makes a good family dog, however, they may nip at heels and want to take charge. If you have the time and patience to raise this dog you may end up with a caring, emotionally stable, and intelligent pet.

  1. Rottweiler

Rottweilers have been used as guard dogs and herding dogs. They are a sturdy working dog that Charge full-time, and are physically strong enough to pull a fully loaded cart. They were used and still used by a construction consultant for their pulling power. This breed is very reliable, dependable and fast. They do not take kindly to mistreatment and and it is recommended that they be supervised around small children. It is important to start training and socialization at an early age. This dog breed is very consistent and imperative to training at an early age. They will always respond and cause to obey. The Australian Rottweiler is very trainable, they are reliable around children and the family and are attached to their families and jobs.

  1. Papillon

Papillons is really a classification of the Vsausellen French breed. Versusa means noble, brave, conquering, steadfast. The French people find them beautiful, they were discovered from the Renaissance. They bring kinds of royalty, high society and fashion to their celebrations. From the past history of royalty, the Vsasellen French breed is still the best dog for you. Bringing royalty, high society furnishings, formal dinner parties and fashion to the masses. If you can afford this breed, you will find that people of the lowest class will bow down and take this dog’s paw. This dog is powerful, smart, and trained to be obedient.

  1. Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan is an oilskin hound from Spain. This native dog is used for hunting purposes. They also have been used as messenger dogs and pack carriers. The Ibizan is very landing and organized. They hunt by sight, sound or scent.

  1. Spaniels

Stinations of the spaniels: after them the French kinds and the Scottie, and a mix of English and French hounds. He is gentle and very quiet.

  1. soft coated wheaten terrier

The soft coated wheaten terrier, a.k.a.edding dog, is a small sized dog that is typically for people with big houses. They hunt the mice and the rats. Their coat is typically wool. They are used as watchdogs and Messengers in Antwerp.

  1. rhodesian ridgeback

The rhodesian ridgeback is aassium mammaliv breeder that serves as a guard dog and as a pet. This breed is powerful, smart and has a strong personality. Like the kiwi, the ridgeback has a double coat that helps to protect it from Simba territory. They should have a cool and dry place to sleep.

  1. white golden retriever

The white golden retriever, otherwise known as the English cream golden retriever is a large dog. They are an opposites kind of dog, i.e. they have a thick fur and have a white fur, which sometimes has a reddish hue. They are sweet and affectionate dogs, peaceful with the family and not aggressive. It is recommended that you do not take this dog to the woods alone or off the leash.

  1. ritzen retriever

The ritzen retriever is a large white curly friendly dog. It has a thick fur and is calm and intelligent. This breed is loyal and easy to train, and it is a good family dog.

  1. beagle

The beagle is the most popular breed in the US and tends to be moderate in pocket size and energy. It has a merry temperament and is good with children and the family.