The Most Loyal Dog Breeds You Could Ever Own!

Australian Shepherd

If you've been missing something in your life, or rather someone...these dog breeds are the most loyal pups you'll ever find. You want a dog that's going to be your best friend, that'll always know when to snuggle you and your family, and one that loves your affection.

Check out this list of most loyal dog breeds you can find today!

Contrary to their name, they originated from the West Coast of the US during the Gold Rush. They were designed to herd livestock and live an extremely active lifestyle.


Nicknamed the Aussie, they have tons of energy and to make them the perfect family animal, they must be run daily to get that energy out.

The breed’s only purpose is to be a constant, loyal, devoted, and exceptionally silly companion to the people who love them. Pugs remain playful and puppyish all their lives.

Border Collie

They are curious, demanding, and have a distinct sense of humor.

The Border Collie is another dog breed that was bred to hunt. They are very intelligent and full of energy! They come in a variety of colors and have long fur.

St. Bernard

Most collies are well known for their bright colored eyes, whether they are brown or blue.The Border Collie is widely referred to as the world’s smartest dog breed. Originally bred for herding sheep, these have turned into the perfect family animal. Their high intelligence makes them an easily trainable dog and they are highly affectionate.

From the Swiss Alps, used to rescue hikers this breed is calm and watchful. They are big and floppy, not to mention, very playful.


They are the best cuddlers when you're looking for a big pup to spoon and they'll obsess over you so you're sure to have a great relationship. Berners will always stand by your side.

Pit Bulls are loving, loyal, clown dogs who make excellent companions or those with active lifestyles.

Jack Russell Terrier

They love being with people and want to be included in all family activities whether it’s a ride in the car, a neighborhood stroll or a romp in the park.

French Bulldog

A well looked after Jack Russell Terrier is a happy, bold, energetic dog, extremely loyal, intelligent, and assertive.heir greatest attribute is their working ability, closely followed by their excellent qualities as a companion.

A cross between an English bulldog and a French ratting dog this breed is easy going and affectionate. French Bulldogs are as sweet as they are small.

Old English Sheepdog

They don’t do much other than curl up next to you, but they’re extremely loyal. Their cute little faces will look at you with love pretty much unconditionally.

These large shaggy dogs are extremely athletic and require a good amount of exercise. Originally bred to herd sheep in England, these dogs can live in apartments with daily long walks.

Shetland Sheepdog

Very loyal dogs who love their owners forever. You won’t see them vear too far from their owners and always seem to have an eye on them.

The Shetland Sheepdog is very attentive so it’s an easy breed to train. They are known to be gentle, and very friendly with people. The Shelties love to please their owners and exercise their minds (sometimes through digging).


The Sheltie is one of the most loyal of all breeds. An interesting past, these dogs were used on the coast of Scotland as farm protectors. They would keep birds and sheep out of the farmer’s gardens and herd sheep.

From Hungary, bred to guard the flocks, this breed has a clownish personality. Looks like a fluffy version of a golden retriever or yellow lab but they are a bit more protective like a boxer. Because they have a thick layer of fur they definitely don't handle heat well so that might rule out warmer climates.

American Staffordshire Terrier

This breed is meant for the Midwest or the Northeast on a property that has plenty of room to run around.

This American breed is part of the pit bull family, they are friendly and tenacious. It often surprises people to learn that this extremely muscular dog with the impressive, confident presence is so easygoing.


A well-bred American Staffordshire Terrier is a dependable, good-natured, loyal companion.

Funny looking is an understatement with this guy. They are known as mop dog because of their dreadlocks style fur. Unfortunately, they have the reputation of being high maintenance and to also bark a lot.

Basset Hound

They're often found in a lavish home with a lot more room, usually, because the dog owner is a huge fan of this special breed. One of the biggest downsides to this breed is that they have a tendency to be protective and slightly more aggressive than other breeds but that's often a reflection of the owner, not the dog's temperament.

Originally bred to hunt small game like rabbits, they are now known as perfect family dogs. Their distinctive short legs and long snouts are mirrored by their extremely long ears, which often hang to the floor.

Doberman Pinscher

They love to howl, so if you live in an apartment, your neighbors may grow to hate you.

The Doberman is a smart breed because they were bred to be guard dogs. They are an alert, loyal companion.


Bred to be intimidating guard dogs this breed are also very loyal and obedient.

The Rottweilers are a family favorite for many. There was originally bred to help pull meat carts to local markets, and herd livestock. They are considered a medium-large size dog.


They are loving and loyal to their owners. These herding dogs from Germany look intimidating but are very obedient and loyal.

Rough Collie

These massive English war dogs are calm and affectionate. He makes a fine companion for anyone who can accommodate his great size and doesn’t mind a little drool slung here and there.

These herding dogs from Scotland are large but gentle and one of the most loyal breeds dog lovers can find. Although the Collie is good-natured and friendly, she can be suspicious of strangers, especially if they approach the children in her family.

Labrador Retriever

She's a good watchdog — she will bark — but she is not aggressive.

The Labrador Retriever is another popular dog breed in the US. They were bred to help hunters catch ducks and deer. They are furry, and they are big dogs, but not too big!


They are great for owners who enjoy taking their dogs on daily walks, and playing with their pets. This breed is one of the most popular breeds to adopt in the US and UK, and with good reason. Labrador Retrievers are cute, loyal, and love to play. They are full of energy, and love to learn tricks!

Popularly nicknamed the Pom Pom, Pomeranians are known for their small stature but furry coating and adorable facial expressions. They and playful and friendly, and love humans.

Cocker Spaniel

One of the things about the Pomeranian temperament that makes them such popular dogs is that they are very affectionate and loyal. They want to be with you all the time and this can be both a good and bad thing.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

These American sporting dogs are playful but quieter than other breeds. Cocker Spaniels are so endearing; with their adoring eyes, long floppy ears, and wagging tail - once you've owned one, you'll never consider any other dog breed!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are bred to be companions and lap dogs, so they are obviously super loyal. They are perfectly happy to sit on your ap all day and let you rub their bellies.


These cute little buddies make great pets and won’t leave your side for anything.

Originally bred as a companion to the Cuban upper crust, these cute little dogs make the best lapdogs. Adorable hair and eyes make them unforgettable.

Chow Chow

They are surprisingly athletic and spry, they make excellent retrievers as well.

Possibly the most cat-like of all dog breeds. They are aloof and indignant.

Shih Tzu

great family dogs who will pick a favorite in the family and always be closest to that person. Very loyal and suspicious of strangers, they make great watch dogs.

Meaning “Little Lion,” the Shih Tzu isn’t a hunter at all and instead is a lover.

The happy and affectionate breed will be by your side all day and all night.


Quite possibly the perfect companion dog, the Pekingese was originally bred to be the pets of the Imperial family of China. They are considered royalty in China and thought to hold the spirits of fallen Chinese leaders.

They are great family dogs and super loyal to their owners.


These English scenthounds have a distinctive howl and are very happy and intelligent. The breed’s only purpose is to be a constant, loyal, devoted, and exceptionally silly companion to the people who love them. Pugs remain playful and puppyish all their lives.

They are curious, demanding, and have a distinct sense of humor.

Fox Terrier

These English hunting dogs were bred to get foxes out of their den.


Papillons are extremely intelligent, but won’t make a great house pet for everyone. They are very observant of their surroundings and will bark to let you know if something minor changes.

These French dogs were bred to be a companion to royalty and are very energetic


These Mexican toy dogs are wonderful companions and live longer than most breeds.

Shar Pei

You can’t mistake these dogs, as they have the most recognizable faces. Their deep wrinkles and blue/black tongues make them unforgettable.

Loving family dogs, they can be overly protective of their owners. They were originally bred in China and their name means “Sand Skin,” in Chinese.

German Shepherd

Originally a herding dog, now more often used by police and military due to their extreme intelligence. The German Shepherd is well known as one of the most loyal breeds out there.

Because of their high level of intelligence, they are often used as search and rescue dogs as well as disability assistance.

Irish Wolfhound

From South Ireland, these sighthound dogs are very dignified.

West Highland White Terrier

These may be the most cocky dogs in existence, as they know just how cute they are. These dogs are full of themselves but make great pets.

They are loyal and fun. West Highland Terriers have been known to entertain themselves for hours.


A Maltese is a very loyal and loving dog that can be easily taught to do tricks.

It is a very intelligent and jolly animal that is easy to carry around due to its small frame and is extremely friendly.

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute features a powerful, sturdy body built for stamina and … they don’t make good watchdogs, but they are extremely loyal to their family

Yorkshire Terrier

Bred for catching rats this tiny breed is bold and independent, but extremely loyal and caring for their owners.