Dog Breeds The Best Dogs for Men  

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A list of the best dogs for men, as ranked by dog breed professionals and male dog owners across the world. Dogs are often given the title of man’s best friend and there’s definitely a good reason for that. Being a dog owner is one of the most rewarding thing any man can do. Dogs are often loyal friends who will be there for you when you’re stressed about work and relationships. They’re also great companions for physical activity like hiking through a tough trail or running around the block. Men who become dog owners are often content with their loves and happier overall due to their intelligent and loving pet. The dogs on this list would make faithful companions to any type of man.

This list has dogs fit for any man’s personality type. For the man who likes to exercise a lot, dogs like Huskies and Golden Retrievers are the perfect breed. Men who prefer to spend the day at home, relaxing in front of the television might find themselves in love with their pug orbulldog.

This list has breeds of all shapes and sizes, just waiting to become the companion of an equally loyal man. Whatever you’re looking for in a dog, there’s sure to be the right breed here for you -- and for the ladies out there, be sure to check out our list on the best dogs for women

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German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The German Shepherd is a breed of large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language, sometimes abbreviated ...more
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Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Labrador Retriever, also known as simply Labrador or Lab, is one of several kinds of retrievers, a type of gun dog. Labradors are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog by ...more
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Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Doberman Pinscher is a muscular and very powerful dog. Its hard, short-haired, close-fitting coat comes in black, black and tan, blue-gray, red, fawn and white. The hair is short, thick and ...more
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Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' ...more
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Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Rottweiler is a medium/large size breed of domestic dog. The dogs were known as "Rottweil butchers' dogs" because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with ...more
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Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly ...more
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Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. A member of the hound group, it is similar in appearance to the foxhound, but smaller with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are ...more
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Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Great Dane is a large German breed of domestic dog known for its giant size. The name of the breed in Germany is Deutsche Dogge. They are known for their enormous bodies and great height. ...more
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Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Border Collie is a medium sized dog, with a body that is slightly longer than the height and a fairly wide skull. The ears are usually half-perked. The coat colors come in black and white, ...more
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Cane Corso is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Cane Corso is a large Italian breed of dog, for years valued highly in Italy as a companion, Guard dog and hunter.
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English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The English Mastiff is a breed of large dog perhaps descended from the ancient Alaunt and Pugnaces Britanniae, with a significant input from the Alpine Mastiff in the 19th century. ...more
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Rhodesian Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Rhodesian ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa. Its European forebears can be traced to the early pioneers of the Cape Colony of southern Africa, who crossed their dogs with ...more
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Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Newfoundland is a large working dog. Newfoundlands can be black, brown, white and black or gray. However, in Canada, the country of their origin, the only correct colours are black and white ...more
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Australian Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Australian Shepherd, commonly known as the Aussie, is a medium size breed of dog that was developed on ranches in the western United States. Despite its name, the breed was not developed in ...more
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Bloodhound is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Bloodhound is a large scent hound originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar, but also used from the Middle Ages onwards for tracking human beings, and now most often bred specifically ...more
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Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting; it is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated. It is commonly confused with the Parson ...more
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of dog. It is an English dog, the fifth most popular breed, and related to the bull terrier. Descended from bull baiting ...more
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Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Bernese Mountain Dog, called in German the Berner Sennenhund, is a large-sized breed of dog, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund is ...more
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Shiba Inu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred ...more
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Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Irish Setter, is a setter, a breed of gundog and family dog. The term Irish Setter is commonly used to encompass the show-bred dog recognised by the American Kennel Club as well as the ...more
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Brittany is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Brittany is a breed of gun dog bred primarily for bird hunting. Although it is often referred to as a Spaniel, the breed's working characteristics are more akin to those of a pointer or ...more
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Bull Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
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Hungarian Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Vizsla is a dog breed originating in Hungary, which belongs under the FCI group 7. The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla are sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of ...more
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Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States. This "American Gentleman" was accepted in 1893 by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed. Color and ...more
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Miniature Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Men
The Miniature Pinscher is a small, compact, muscular dog with square proportions and well-chiseled lines. It has a short coat that comes in red, but may also be black and tan or chocolate. The ...more