Although many dogs will adore everyone who meets them, other four-legged friends will always be loyal to their nuclear family.
Gina DiNardo, executive secretary of the American Kennel Club (AKC), said that some breeds are more loyal to their owners than others.
She told Weekly newspaper: “Each dog is different, but as we all know, certain breeds keep in touch with strangers and keep close contact with their family members.
“Some people may even have a special person at home, who likes it more than others.
“As with any breed, socializing is important for a well-rounded partner. Be sure to research before adding a dog to your life.”
This is a summary of the dog breeds that AKC considers the most loyal to their owners.
Akita is a large and powerful dog breed. The original mission was to protect the imperial family in feudal Japan.
Therefore, this breed of dog is a loyal companion and will depend on the right person for life. The AKC describes the Akita as “always alert to strangers, but stupid and affectionate to family members.”
Australian Cattle Dog
As the name suggests, the Australian Cattle Dog is an extremely hardy dog breed developed by settlers to handle large herds of cattle on vast pastures. These dogs are still in use today.
Although reportedly a little wary of the outside world, it is well known that this dog is especially protective of loved ones, and the AKC stated that it is “extremely loyal to the family.”
The Neapolitan Mastiff breed was developed in southern Italy as a loyal guardian of family and property.
This majestic breed is now known as the “gentle giant” and the AKC describes the dog as a “large guardian who is alert to strangers but very friendly and protective to loved ones.”
The charm of the Chihuahua breed includes its petite size, otherworldly personality, and impressive agility and obedience.
The AKC describes the Chihuahua as: “A loyal dog who likes to have a good time on the lap of their favorite person.”
Originating at the intersection of Europe and Asia, this most elegant and unique dog breed is considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds.
However, while some Afghan enthusiasts describe the Afghan Hound as indifferent and funny, the AKC states that “this breed is very loyal and loves its family.”
Anatolian Sheepdogs originated in Turkey, where they were bred to be companions of shepherds and guardians of livestock.
AKC is also known as Anatolian Karabash or Kangal Weekly newspaper“These dogs are very loyal to their families and protect whatever they call themselves-family, livestock, other pets.”
Chinese Shar Pei
Although originally bred for guarding, hunting, herding, and fighting, the Chinese Shar Pei breed is now known for its unique cute wrinkled skin and loyalty to adoptive families.
AKC said: “They are very loyal to their families and often indifferent to strangers.”
This long-established Italian dog breed was originally developed to protect people’s property and hunt large animals such as wild boars.
Although these powerful purebred dogs are best suited for experienced pet parents, the AKC states that “this breed is very loyal to humans.”
Under the long and fluffy fur of the purebred Briard dog, there is an adventurous spirit and impressive wisdom.
AKC said: “Briard is very wary of strangers and protects his family, especially the children. They think that children are their flock.”
These small and lively purebred dogs were originally bred to hunt and kill pests. They are smart and energetic.
AKC wrote: “These human-like puppies don’t like to be alone, but close to their special people.”
The Mastiff is one of the oldest dog breeds. Although the breed was originally used for combat, modern purebred dogs have a much calmer personality.
AKC points out: “Always a loyal guardian, this breed is a lovely, protective companion who is alert to strangers.”
The Rhodesian Ridgeback originated in Africa, where these handsome hunting dogs were used as versatile hunters and property protectors.
According to the AKC, “The Rhodesian Ridgeback is very protective of those it loves and has affection for those it trusts.”
The history of the Dalmatian can be traced back hundreds of years. This black and white dog breed has been used in a variety of roles, including as a hunter and circus performer.
AKC wrote: “Dalmatians are introverts and can be indifferent to strangers. They are loyal and loving to the humans they prefer.”
The Doberman originated in Germany in the late 19th century, where this mixed breed was mainly used as a guard dog.
AKC tells Weekly newspaper: “Dobermans are very loyal and protect their people. They thrive as a member of the family.”
Despite their staggering proportions, the Great Dane is actually widely regarded as one of the best dog breeds around.
The AKC described these dogs as sweet characters and wrote: “These gentle giants are affectionate and need the company of humans.”