These loyal dogs stay true to their owners through and through, and more so if they are living with a lovely family and a home that offers lots of space to play and be themselves. | Photo from Pexels
As the saying goes, “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” People who have a dog (or dogs) as their pets can attest to the loyalty of their furry companions. People who own loyal dog breeds can easily recount a life-changing instance or memory, or a recent act to keep safe in the new normal. Some pet owners of the loyal dog breeds can even share simple yet heartwarming acts from their loyal dogs.
But did you know that there are some considered to be the most loyal dog breeds of them all? Before we identify the most loyal dog breeds in this article, let’s pose a more important question. What actually makes a certain dog breeds the most loyal dog breeds as compared to other dog breeds?
According to the American Kennel Club, compared to other dogs, the key traits of loyal dogs include being affectionate, confident, and devoted. Moreover, loyal dogs compared to other dogs are also said to have a certain sensitivity, which is due to their intelligence and close attachment to their owners. Being devoted, however, is said to be the most defining trait of loyal dogs.
While owning a loyal dog sounds enticing for those who wanted to adopt or get one for the family, proper training and socialization are still needed for many loyal dog breeds. This is because loyalty might also cause inconvenience to the owner and the family. For example, a loyal dog may be wary of visiting strangers and could become agitated. An owner with a loyal dog may also find a hard time finding a pet caretaker if the dog becomes overprotective and doesn’t warm up to new people in the home. Also, a dog may cause a commotion and run around attacking bugs, insects, and even flowers if you are living in a luxury home that is closest to nature.
But if these do not defer you to finding a true-blue canine companion, find one among our list of the 10 most loyal dogs.
Top loyal dogs
1. German Shepherd
German Shepherds lead in the list because of their intelligence and versatility.
German Shepherds are known to be very protective of their loved ones. They are also commended for their intelligence and their ability to be able to adapt to a variety of roles. They can be the gentlest of creatures to kids, babies, grandparents, and anyone who needs tender loving care. They can also be relied on by service personnel in combat and conflict situations too. Like loyal dogs, a German Shepherd can be confident and courageous, especially when the situation calls for it, even if it means keeping the peace at home.
German Shepherds lead in the list because of their intelligence and versatility.
When you think of “Lassie,” what kind of loyal dog do you remember? If you have read the fictional novel or have watched the popular US TV series, you would know that Collies are naturally loyal breed. Collies are great companions, especially when you are outdoors. They are best suited for folks who are active or who live in active homes. Collies have incredible stamina and require lots of exercises. As such, they can best thrive in residential communities that offer the best outdoor experience as well.
3. Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a popular dog breed, especially in large families or in active residential communities.
Aside from its great coat, the Labrador Retriever is favored by many thanks to its affectionate and outgoing personality, especially those who are looking for family dogs. And if you are having trouble coping with the new normal, having a Labrador Retriever as a pet will do wonders for your mental and overall health. They can easily get you up from your languishing state and invite you to engage with the world. They will encourage walks so you can breathe in the outdoors and catch a few hellos from a fellow pet owner and neighbor (while practicing social distancing, of course). If you are looking to be more social and affectionate, the Labrador Retriever can be a great teacher.
No wonder celebrities like Paris Hilton love having these little furballs in their lives.
Chihuahuas may be tiny, but they have personalities bigger than their bodies. With a weight ranging from four to six pounds, the Chihuahua is one of the most loyal dog breeds that exudes confidence and love attention. Unlike other dog breeds, they love being carried around or out and about by their owners, making them excellent companions to outgoing people. They are also easy to be carried and can be carried in the most fashionable dog carrier. They can be toilet and behavior-trained and will learn to be on their best manners wherever you both go.
Rottweilers are more than just guard dogs.
Rottweilers may look intimidating to some people, but this is because of their fierce, protective nature. This is why they are adopted or taken in as guard dogs or herding dogs. They work well in groups or alone as long as there is a calm, firm, and stable “pack leader.” If not, they will easily assume the role. On the other hand, their confidence, power and, loveability make them excellent family pets, especially if you both need a companion and protection. Rottweilers take cues from their owners, so pet owners will truly benefit from adopting or taking them in if they show that they are responsible “pack leaders.”
A Newfoundland may not be common in the Philippines, but if you happen to want to adopt or take in one, you will love their gentle nature.
Commonly known as “nanny dogs,” Newfoundlands are known to be great with kids because of their gentle nature. This nanny dog can be incredibly patient and loyal, which is great if you have kids who are playful and mischievous. They are also known as working dogs thanks to their large build. Initially known to be specialists in rescuing drowning people on seas, they can be tapped as rescue dogs or as a hunting dog. But nowadays, they also love being the loving family pet, whether you are living in confined spaces like a luxury condo, or in a luxury home with outdoor spaces like a yard.
7. Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees is another breed of loyal dogs that are known to be gentle and good with children.
The Great Pyrenees is one of the most loyal dog breeds that is known to be gentle canines. This majestic breed is perfect for active kids too, as they can be mellow while remaining vigilant. They also possess amazing speed and agility despite their large frame. The Great Pyrenees are also known to be calm and collected. If you are looking for a breed that has both of these qualities in a loyal dog, the Great Pyrenees will definitely complement your career-driven life.
8. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Many Staffordshire Bull Terriers experience prejudice, even among pet owners, because of their muscular frame.
Do not be fooled with how a Staffordshire Bull Terrier looks. Contrary to public perception, they are known to be sweet-natured family members. This loyal dog breed is intelligent and affectionate, which are two traits you need if you live in a home with kids or babies. They feel most at home with starting to growing families and will thrive in a loving household. On the other hand, Stafford Bull Terriers need constant socialization in order to retain this trait and be on their best behavior with other people and dogs. Living in these themed luxury residential communities that also encourage social interactions outdoors helps.
9. Golden Retriever
This list is impossible without adding the Gold Retriever to the list.
Golden Retrievers are a popular dog breed thanks to their excellent qualities as a companion. They are outgoing and trustworthy, which is great for families who are active or active owners. These gentle giants are relatively easy to train and eager-to-please dogs, so you will not have a hard time keeping one as a companion dog for life. They are also devoted and incredibly loyal to their families.
An Akita called Hachi was the subject of a popular dog owner’s story in Japan.
“Hachi” A Dog’s Tale,” has tugged fans’ heartstrings, especially dog owners, thanks to the amazing relationship between the dog and its owner. The dog featured in the story belongs to the Akita, a loyal dog breed. In the film, Hachi is shown to be very loyal and unwavering, and if you not have watched or even heard the story, has shown incredible loyalty, including waiting for its owner for the longest time to come home. Akitas are also hardwired to protect their loved ones and thrive well on companionship. Although they have an independent spirit, Akitas can be very sociable to people outside of the family.
Tips for Caring Loyal Dogs
Like all dog breeds, these loyal dogs need a lot of love, attention, and plenty of space.
The 10 most loyal dog breeds on the list are known for their loyal nature. It is important to note, however, that each dog breed on this list has its own needs and wants. As such, training and upbringing are vital for the dog to become the best loyal dog it can be.
Obviously, your home needs to create an environment where your pet dog can not only grow to become a loyal dog but also turn to be the best dog that will suit your current lifestyle. If you have failed to notice throughout this article, proper training and socialization have been emphasized as the key things dogs needed to become your loyal companions.
Loyal dogs need to be comfortable to be left alone or not without their owners so they won’t become too dependent and suffer separation anxiety in the process. As such, your home should have enough space for loyal dogs to explore around and be themselves without needing to be near to their owners.
Loyal dogs also need to have access to expansive outdoor space. While there are many benefits to living in a luxury condo in the city, why not have the best of both worlds? For example, living in a luxury condo in Tagaytay ensures that you are a few minutes away from large, expansive spaces any time of the day. Some of the thick-haired dogs on this list will also benefit from the cool temperatures in the southern city, which they will thank you for.
While a luxury condo may be enough for you, do remember that dogs, including the loyal breeds, are territorial creatures. They will require plenty of space where they can be themselves, sleep, hideout, and even play by themselves. Luxury homes like a grand house and lot with an open yard will help these dignified dogs establish their own territory without encroaching on you and your family’s living space.
And whether you are bringing a German Shepherd, Collie, Chihuahua, Golden Retriever, or any of the loyal dog breeds on the list, they also need to have opportunities where they can socialize with people, pets, and nature safely. Brittany homes are located in residential communities that are master-planned for their residents (and their furry companions) to live their best lives and conduct social relations from the safety of their well-maintained lawns and streets.
Brittany Vista Alabang is a 600-hectare development for people who are looking to own a luxury home near modern conveniences and who also long for the fresh countryside.
Moreover, finding your dream home in exclusive residential communities with lots of open spaces and green spaces like Brittany homes also gives peace of mind and tranquility you will never find in dense locations such as city centers or business districts. Why live in a condo or apartment unit in the city with limited space and fewer green spaces when you can invest in a home that encourages peace of mind and tranquility? Luxury homes in exclusive subdivisions or communities not only provide much-needed space for your dog but also enrich your relationship as owner/companion.