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Top 5 dog breeds in India

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1.Labrador Retriever

When it comes to dog breeds in India Labrador Retriever is undoubtedly first choice every one looks this is because labrador retriever is a friendly dog breed. That is the reason why we listed it first in our Top 5 dog breeds in India list.

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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is a friendly dog not just with you but also with other humans, children and pets. This dog breed is good for apartment and requires moderate exercise. Labrador Retriever adapts well for Indian climatic conditions. They need moderate exercise daily to stay in shape otherwise, they can become obese. This breed is for you if you want a friendly dog that needs moderate exercise, apartment-friendly, average maintenance and good with children and strangers.

2.German Shepherd

Originating from Germany, German Sheperd has become a popular dog breed in India. This dog breed is mostly used in military and police force to detect bombs, drugs and to track a person. This dog breed is generally a guard dog.

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd is a very intelligent, affectionate, loyal and brave dog breed. They adapt well for Indian climatic conditions. They are generally friendly with kids. German Shepherd requires a lot of exercises to stay happy both physically and mentally because they are energetic and intelligent dog breed. They need more space to play and hence they are not good for an apartment and it is important to make them socialise early during puppyhood, as they are generally guarding dogs this makes them used to people who visit your home. This dog requires moderate-heavy maintenance. This dog breed is for you if you need a dog is affectionate, loyal and has guarding skills.

3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever is a friendly, affectionate, intelligent and playful dog. They go well with kids and other pets. It is a good watchdog that is it can alert you when a stranger arrives at your door. Golden Retriever has long hair which is water repellant. It can be apartment friendly when provided with proper exercise, It requires moderate exercise to be happy.

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Golden Retriever

They can learn tricks very well if started training early in puppyhood. They need obedience training from early puppyhood as they are playful dogs. If you want a dog that is playful, affectionate, intelligent and apartment-friendly then Golden Retriever is just the breed for you. But don’t forget that this breed requires high maintenance for its long hair coat.

4.Great Dane

Great Dane, the term “great” really suit this breed because of its gigantic nature. It is one of the tallest dog breeds in the world. These giants are friendly and playful dogs with a deep bark. They require moderate exercise and adapt well to Indian climatic conditions.

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Great Dane

Great Dane is not best for an apartment they need a large space to move around freely. They are generally friendly with the family but, be cautious when you have kids in the home, because if the dog tries to sit or sleep on kids, it may harm the child because of dogs size and weight. But sadly most of Great Dane only live up to the age of 8. If you want a dog that is huge, friendly and playful then Great Dane is the right breed for you. Please remember this dog breed requires large space to move around so, they are not good for apartments.


Dachshunds are affectionate, friendly and funny little creatures. They always amaze us with their funny personality but, don’t let that fool you they have huge personality in that little body. They make a good watchdog. Despite their smaller size, they have loud barks which make people think there is a large dog in the house. They come in two general sizes like a regular dachshund and mini dachshund

Dachshund dog
Mini Dachshund

Dachsund comes in a variety of types like long-haired, short-haired and wire-haired. Dachshunds adapt well with the Indian climatic conditions. They generally are good for apartments if provided with moderate exercise. They have a long life span can live up to 14-16 years. If you want a dog that is affectionate, funny, small, apartment-friendly and has a long life span then dachshunds are just the perfect breed for you.