As was the case last year, a small dog retained his title as the most-viewed canine in the DogTime Breed Center in 2014. But while a small dog took the top spot, larger dogs also got a lot of attention — especially the Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd, and Siberian Husky.
This is not a list of DogTime’s favorite canines, nor are we promoting specific purebreds or hybrids; it is a ranking of the dogs DogTime readers looked at most often on DogTime.com in 2014.
Here they are:
The Poodle-Golden Retriever hybrid is notable for his low- to no-shed coat that makes him ideal for humans who have dander allergies. (2013 rank: 12)
The inspiration for Snoopy, this loyal pooch is always putting his 220 million scent receptors to good use. (2013 rank: 22)
One of the world’s most recognized dogs, the German Shepherd is a versitile working canine who excels as almost everything: guiding the handicapped, assisting police and soldiers, herding, search-and-rescue, and more. (2013 rank: 27)
3. Shih Tzu
Loosely translated, the moniker for this dog from China means “little lion,” but there’s nothing fierce about this small, loyal companion who makes a superb house dog. (2013 rank: 4)
Called “America’s most-popular breed,” this large dog works as a show competitor, assistance dog to the handicapped, retriever for hunters, search and rescue dog, and excels as a loving family dog. (2013 rank: 3)