View Full Version : What's your top 5 pick

02-13-2001, 05:55 PM
By now all you have to do is look in old posts to find what everyone's favorite breed is. So let's be more specific. What's your top 5 favorite breeds?

1) Rottweiler - DUH! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

2) Golden Retriever

3) Great Dane

4) Dogue de Bordeaux

5) Australian Shepherd or Staffordshire Bull Terrier

But, of course, all dogs of all breeds are GREAT!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by Rottie (edited February 13, 2001).]

02-13-2001, 06:22 PM
OK this is a tough one....
(1) Poodle (I've owned 4 (all sizes)...super dogs!)
(2) Pug (really really would love to have one!!) http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif
(3) Golden Retreiver
(4) American Eskimo
(5) German Shepherd

02-13-2001, 06:45 PM
Mini Schnauzer
Standard Schnauzer
Giant Schnauzer
Jack Russell

02-13-2001, 06:50 PM
2.)German Shepherd (they are beauuuuuutiful!! well sence there is only one, one I had to make german shepherd the 2nd one)
3.) Rottie
4.)Grrrrreat Dane
5.) Mastiff

As you can see I like BIG dogs.. I only roll with the BIG dogs.. hehehe!!

Daisy's Mom
02-13-2001, 07:11 PM
1) BASSET HOUNDS! I just love 'em.
2) Hmm after that it's harder! I'll have to say Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. we almost got one.
3) Daschunds
4) Bernese Mountain Dogs.. my neighbor/cousin's dog, Joey, was a Bernese. Sweetest gentle giant... died at age four of cancer http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif
5) Springer Spaniels are really cute... but so are Brittany Spaniels (Daisy made me add Brittanys, her boyfriend Moe is a Brittany! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif )

02-13-2001, 07:13 PM
German Shepards

02-13-2001, 07:16 PM
My top 5 are
1:Boston Terrier
3:Great Dane
4:Golden Retreiver

~Boston Terrier's Rule~

02-13-2001, 08:41 PM
1. Tibetan Spaniel
2. Shetland Sheepdog
3. Border Collie
4. Australian Cattle Dog
5. Mixed Breed

I really like them all equally...so would be just as happy to put Mixed Breed at the top.

02-13-2001, 09:09 PM
Mixed Breed (Jeffrey!)
Pug (Bandit!)
Blood Hound
Basset Hound
Golden Retriever

02-13-2001, 11:27 PM
1. Golden Retrievers (because that's what I have and love)
2. English Bulldogs - too expensive, but I will have one someday
3. Cocker Spaniels - but only if they're as nice as my former cocker, Kaycee.
4. Labrador Retrievers - all colors, very much like the Golden
5. German Shephard - never had one, but am fascinated by their power and beauty. Plus a lot of people on this site have them and they sound wonderful
6. (Sorry, Rottie, had to break the rule for a second)
Bichon Frise - as I fell in love with JR on the dog show the last two nights (pretty shallow of me, huh?)

Agree with Rottie, All Dogs are Great!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

02-14-2001, 12:40 AM
1.Mixed Breed
3.Golden Retriever
I really like all kinds!!

02-14-2001, 01:58 AM
1. miniature schnauzer
2. golden retreivers
3. siberian huskies
4. akita
5. shetland sheepdog

All dogs are wonderful!!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

02-14-2001, 09:17 AM
I am picky with dogs, I like dogs that train easily. Trainability (is that a word?) is more important then appearance to me, but the dog's gotta look good too!

1) German Shepherd Dog!

2) papillion

3) Bearded collie

4) Lenoberger

5) mixed breed

02-14-2001, 10:59 AM
1 English Springer Spaneil
2 Cocker spaneil
4 St. Bernies
5 Rotties

02-14-2001, 11:06 AM

02-14-2001, 02:00 PM
I agree with you all in that I love em all, but my top five are:

1.)Belgian Tervuren (Belgian Shepherd breeds)
3.)American Eskimo
4.)Alaskan Malamute
5.)Mixed Breeds!!! (aka Heinz 57's) http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

I Love My Aussie
02-14-2001, 04:00 PM
1. Australian shepherd/ Australian cattledog (tied)
2. Greyhound
3. Shetland sheepdog
4. Smooth collie
5. Chihuahua
6. Spanish mastiff/ Dogue de Bordeaux (another rule breaker, sorry Rottie)

*Get a Grip Get an Aussie*

I Love My Aussie
02-14-2001, 04:02 PM
chihuahua was suppost to be #4 and smooth collie was suppost to be #5 and the #6 was tied (sorry for the mishap)

*Get a Grip Get an Aussie*

02-14-2001, 04:45 PM
I am just going to say these are 5 different breeds that I would like to own.

1. Border Collie
2. Rat Terrier
3. Bichon Frise
4. German Shepard
5. Poodle

[This message has been edited by RachelJ (edited February 14, 2001).]

02-14-2001, 09:33 PM
1. German Shepherd Dog (of course!)

2. Great Pyrenees

3. Leonberger

4. Landseer (Newfoundland)

5. Tibetan Mastiff

***Save a life, ADOPT***

02-14-2001, 09:52 PM
#1 pitbull

#2 lab

#3 beagle

#4 dachsund

#5 mixed

02-14-2001, 10:50 PM
1. border collie
2. australian shepherd
3. golden retriever
4. briard
5. gsd

02-15-2001, 02:39 PM
1. Alasken Malamute
2. Syberian Huskey and Alasken Huskey
3. Golden Retriver
4. Yorrkie
5. Alstralian Cattle Dog!!!!!
I love all breeds though!!!!!

02-15-2001, 03:18 PM
# 1 Golden Retriever
# 2 Border Collie
# 3 Airdale Terrier
# 4 Briard
# 5 Wirehair Terrier

And any other dog that comes to greet me with a smile and a wagging tail http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

02-15-2001, 05:17 PM
1. Homeless "All American"
2. Retrievers of ALL KINDS (labs 1st of course!)
3. Shepherd
4. Aussie/Border collie/Heeler(Sorta alike)
5. Jack Russell or Smooth coated terrier
6. Border Terrier
7. American Foxhound
8. Bernese
9. Skipperkee
10.Shibu Inu

Can't we make it ten?? (I think I already did!)

Oh, forget it. Anyone I see is my favorite at that moment!

[This message has been edited by tatsxxx11 (edited February 15, 2001).]

02-15-2001, 05:26 PM
Are you keeping tabs on this? Wouldn't it be fun to know who is winning? If I tried to keep track, it would be like counting votes in Florida...no one could trust it! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/eek.gif

02-15-2001, 06:13 PM
Interesting responses. According to the AKC, the top 5 breeds 1999 are:

1. Labs (past 7 years #1)
2. Goldens
3. Shepherds
4. Daschunds
5. Beagles

Surprised that only 2 people other than myself even named a lab at all; only Starlite mentioned daschunds or beagles. Forgot to put Beagles on my list!!

[This message has been edited by tatsxxx11 (edited February 15, 2001).]

02-16-2001, 01:48 AM
(Not in any particular order)

1. Akita
2. Norwich
3. Poodle
4. GSD
5. lab/GSD mix

02-17-2001, 12:04 PM
1. Siberian husky
2. Border Collie
3. Doberman
4. Golden retriever
5. Great Dane

Sophies Daddy
02-17-2001, 01:02 PM
O.K., here's my go at it. Being a dog trainer, I also prefer dogs that listen, but I also like dogs that love me too!

1. Papillon
2. Standard or Miniature Poodle
3. Golden Retriever
4. Border Collie
5. Shetland Sheepdog
6. Boxer
7. Rottweiler
8. Doberman

Even though I only had five to choose from, I had to add three more. The Boxer, Rottie and Dobie may be too big for me, but they are wonderfully trainable and devoted family members! I know, I know, the boxer is no bigger than the golden (maybe taller) or standard poodle, but between these three, the golden and poodle win in trainability: they almost train themselves.

02-17-2001, 01:15 PM
Couldn't agree with you more Sophie's Daddy! I've had 4 poodles (2 toys, 1 mini and 1 standard). They are great dogs! Our mini came in first in her class in obedience school. A year later our standard came in second (handler's error.....hubby was the handler. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif ) I feel honored that you put them on your list! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

02-17-2001, 06:49 PM
logan, this took for EVER to come up with so you better appreciate it http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/tongue.gif

Here's Pet Talk's favorite dogs!

Golden Retriever 12
German Shepherd 11
Border Collie 7
Mixed Breed 7
Rottweiler 6
Australian Cattle Dog 5
Labrador Retriever 5
Schnauzer 5
Boxer 4
Great Dane 4
Poodle 4
Shetland Sheepdog 4
Akita 3
Australian Shepherd 3
Doberman 3
Pug 3
Siberian Huskies 3

The rest either had only 2 votes or 1 vote.

02-17-2001, 07:04 PM
come on people vote for them Pit Bulls!!!!

02-17-2001, 08:23 PM
See why I didn't want to do it, Rottie? http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/tongue.gif I didn't mean for you to actually do it, just curious if you wanted to! LOL! I'm glad you did it though because those wonderful Goldens are on the top of the list! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

02-18-2001, 10:25 AM
I want a recount!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif (Star too!)

02-19-2001, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by tatsxxx11:
I want a recount!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif (Star too!)

Well if you want to recount them, be my guest! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

02-19-2001, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the suggestion but I think we'll just accept defeat gracefully!

02-20-2001, 01:21 PM
Tatsxxx11, this just in, will make you feel better. From April 2001 Dog Fancy:
1 Labs
2 Golden Retrievers
4 Dachunds
5 Beagles
6 Poodles
7 Yorkies
8 Chihuahuas
9 Boxers
10 Shih Tzu
11 Rotties

here is my soapbox, with as many rescued greyhounds that I know are out there, most people can't get just one, ('cept me http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif)
they didn't make the list!!!! out of 50!!
Vizslas and Bloodhounds at least made it on the list!!!!

I would have to say that my favorites are:
in no particular order
Cav. King Charles Spaniel
greyhounds (have to say that or no more kisses) http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/tongue.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/rolleyes.gif

[This message has been edited by shais_mom (edited February 20, 2001).]

02-20-2001, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by shais_mom:
Tatsxxx11, this just in, will make you feel better. From April 2001 Dog Fancy:
1 Labs
2 Golden Retrievers
4 Dachunds
5 Beagles
6 Poodles
7 Yorkies
8 Chihuahuas
9 Boxers
10 Shih Tzu
11 Rotties

Yeah Rotties are down to 11! They really need a break from their #2 popularity in '98. Popularity means more people that will breed just for money.

02-20-2001, 02:22 PM
Okay, here's the new results. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

Golden Retriever 12

German Shepherd 11

Border Collie, Mixed Breed, Rottweiler 7

Australian Cattle Dog, Labrador Retriever, Schnauzer 5

Boxer, Doberman, Great Dane, Poodle, Shetland Sheepdog 4

Akita, Australian Shepherd, Pug, Siberian Huskies 3

[This message has been edited by Rottie (edited February 20, 2001).]

02-20-2001, 02:29 PM
I would have to say:

1)Beagle (of course)

2)German Shorthaired Pointer

3)Basset Hound

4)Blood Hound


5)Great Dane

But I also LOVE mix breeds

02-20-2001, 04:32 PM
oh Rottie, I didn't put my vote in so you would have to recount it! I'm sorry!!!
I also like Rhodesian Ridgeback, don't know much about them but hear they are good watchdogs, and BIG.
This is not really funny, but when Shai gets upset when another dog is around and not friendly, (which is not often) the hair along her spine stands straight up like a Ridgebacks does. She has only done this 3-4 times.

02-20-2001, 04:41 PM
I can't believe that Rottie's dropped to #11!! Always thought they were #2 for a few years already! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif My good friend has a gorgeous girl named CJ who is one of Star's best friends. Not ONE Rottie at the kennel has ever in any way acted aggresively. Matter of fact, they're the biggest mushes. Rottie, did you see "Miracle Pets" last night? Incredible story about a Rottie who was just awesome in the protection of her person. Jumped 7 feet straight down out of a ten wheeler window. Charged a guy about to assult her Dad. Didn't attack or bite, but pulled the baseball bat the assailant was brandishing out his hand, ran to his human and dropped the bat at his feet! Then helped her Dad by running after them to chase them away! What a girl!

Shais Mom...Greyhounds are just awesome too. I work with so many rescue's at my kennel and they are the SWEETEST, most gentle, loving babies. The first time I saw the tatoo on their ears I cried. We recently had a brother/sister team. They were inseparable and practically slept on top of one another. They were recently rescued and sooooo shy and frightened. By the end of their weeks' stay, it was amazing how much better socialized they were. A bill to ban greyhound racing was recently defeated here in Mass. Apparently people felt that their "RIGHT" to gamble generally would be affected! Just sickening. I would love to adopt a Greyhound. My "niece" is a little Cavalier. Just precious. Smart, beautiful, Ah! See, can't pick just one!

02-20-2001, 07:51 PM
Come on people vote for GSDS AN PIT BULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat dogs and i wuv them!!!


Peanut Brittle
02-21-2001, 01:32 PM
I have yet to meet a dog I didn't fall in love with, but I guess my favorite five would have to be:
1) a mutt, any mutt
2) long haired miniature dachshund
3) smooth miniature dachshund http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif
4) Bassett hound
5) German shepherd


1) a mutt, any mutt
2) dachshund
3) Great Dane
4) Greyhound
5) Newfie



I just looked at the others, and yes, Boxers and Samoyeds and Malamutes and whippets and salukis and those funny long snouted Boston terriers and Pembroke Welsh corgis...

[This message has been edited by Peanut Brittle (edited February 21, 2001).]

Daisy's Mom
02-22-2001, 12:08 AM
Glad to see some Basset votes! Droopy dogs rule! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif