Loyalty is a characteristic that all potential dog owners seek in their new companion. Every person in search for that perfect pooch imagines a life where their new best friend follows them wherever they go, protects them and their families, do exactly as they say in public areas, and go for off-leash walks and hikes without having to worry if their dog will flee. Dogs with a strong sense of loyalty will likely earn gold stars across the board in these categories.
Loyal breeds will go out of their way to spend time with their owners, snuggle up to them on the couch, always be ready for a job or command, and will even act as devoted protectors of the home and family. While all dogs are somewhat loyal, particularly when their favorite treat is routinely dished out, the following breeds are known for their innate ability to bond with their owners and are notorious for their immense loyalty. Can you guess the top 5? Scroll through the slideshow to find out!
Starting off with #20, we have the Kuvasz!
This loyal giant is known for being a bit of a clown – and for constantly seeking out your attention. Their large size and desire for your companionship make the fluffy Kuvasz a naturally loyal pet you can depend on. The AKC describes this little known breed as “intensely loyal and infinitely patient”, making the Kuvasz an ideal choice for families with kids.