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114 Dog Breeds Ranked by Temperament

114 DOG BREEDS Comparing Temperament and Popularity in Dog Breeds in Breed temperament was determined using the American Temperament Test Society's (ATTS) cumulative test result data since 1977, and breed popularity was RANKED BY TEMPERAMENT the United States determined using the American Kennel Club's (AKC) 2018 ranking based on total breed registrations. Number Tested <201 201-400 401-600 601-800 >1000 801-1000 American Kennel Club 50% Popularity Passed 1. Labrador Retriever 100% 60% 70% 80% 90% 2. German Shepherd Dog 4. Golden Passed 3. Mixed Breed °7. Beagle Retriever 8. Poodle (Miniature) 10. Poodle 11. Rottweiler 5. French Bulldog 6. Bulldog (Toy) 15. Dachshund (all varieties) 9. Poodle (Standard). Husky 17. Siberian 16. Pembroke Welsh Corgi 18. Australian Shepherd 13. Yorkshire 14. Boxer Terrier 12. German Shorthaired 21. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pointer 22. Miniature Schnauzer 20. Doberman Pinscher 29. English 19. Great Dane Springer Späniel 24. Boston 28. Brittany Spaniél 27. Shetland Terrier Sheepdog NOTE: We excluded breeds that had fewer than 30 individual dogs tested. 25. Bernese Mountain Dog 30. Pug 33. English Cocker Spaniel 23. Shih Tzu 38. Weimaraner 32. Cocker Spaniel 35. Cane Corso 26. Pomeranian 36. Čhihuahua 34. Vizsla 31. Mastiff 40. Basset Hound 37. Border Collie 41. Newfoundland 39. Collie 46. Bichon Frise 42. Rhodesian Ridgeback 44. Belgian Malinois 47. Akita 45. Chesapeake Bay Refriever 43. West Highland 49. Bloodhound 48, Saint Bernard 51. Bullmastiff White Terrier 50. Portuguese Water Dog 54. Australian Cattle Dog 56. Scottish Terrier 53. Раpillon 52. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 55. Dalmatian 57. Alaskan 60. Whippet Malamute The Temperament Test (conducted by the American Temperament Test Society) measures "stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog's instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat." The test simulates a walk through a park or neighborhood where everyday life situations occur. The dog experiences visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli. Friendly, neutral, and threatening situations are encountered, testing the dog's ability to handle each appropriately. A dog fails if they show unprovoked aggression, panic without recovery, or strong avoidance. Other dogs are not involved in the test. Participating dogs must be spayed or neutered and at least 18 months old. 59. Airedale Terrier 61. Bull Terrieo 58. Samoyed 62. Chinese Shar-Pei 63. Great Pyrenees 66. Čairn Terrier 68. Old English Sheepdog 64. Dogue de Bordeaux 67. Miniature Pinscher 71. Irish Wolfhound 65. Cardigan Welsh Corgi 70. Chow Chow 79. Bouvier des Flandres 73. Irish Setter 74. Giant 75. Chinese Schnauzer Crested Dog 72. English Setter 69. Great Swiss Mountain Dog 77. Staffordshire Bull Terrier 78. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 80. American Staffordshire Terrier 81. Basenji 84. Anatolian Shepherd Dog 82. Border Terrier 76. American Pit Bull Terrier 85. Flat-Coated Retriever 83. Standard Schnauzer 87. Norwegian Elkhound 86. Keeshond 88. Borzoi 91. Welsh Terrier 89. Schipperke 90. Belgian Tervūren 93. Gordon Setter 92. Afghan Hound 94. Jack Russell Terrier 95. Black Russian Terrier 96. Saluki 98. Ămerican Eskimo 99. Fox Terrier (Smooth) 97. Воerboeb 102. Bearded Collie 100. Beauceron 101. Belgian Sheepdog 103. Kerry Bluе ferrier 105. Manchester Terrier 104. Briard 106. German Pinscher 107. Greyhound 108. Italian Greyhound 109. İbizan Hound 110. Scottish Deerhound Sources: 111. Irish Water Spaniel To read more about the Temperament Test and watch a video, go here: https://atts.org/tt-test-description/ https://www.akc.org/most-popular-breeds/2018-full-list/ 112. Curly-Coated Retriever 113. Kuvasz 114. Pharaoh Hound AAA STATE OF PLAY 100% 50% Passed 60% 70% 80% 90% Percentage Passed No.Breed - Percentage Passed 1. Labrador Retriever - 92.20% 2. German Shepherd Dog - 85.30% 3. Mixed Breed - 86.30% 4. Golden Retriever - 85.60% 5. French Bulldog - 96.20% 6. Bulldog - 71.60% 7. Beagle - 79.70% 8. Poodle (Miniature) - 76.70% 9. Poodle (Standard) - 87.20% 10. Poodle (Toy) - 78.90% 11. Rottweiler - 84.70% 12. German Shorthaired Pointer - 78.10% 13. Yorkshire Terrier 83.70% 14. Boxer - 83.90% 15. Dachshund (all varieties) - 80.00% 16. Pembroke VWelsh Corgi - 79.60% 17. Siberian Husky - 86.80% 18. Australian Shepherd - 82.20% 19. Great Dane - 81.50% 20. Doberman Pinscher 79.50% 21. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - 85.50% 22. Miniature Schnauzer - 79.30% 23. Shih Tzu - 77.60% 24. Boston Terrier - 86.30% 25. Bernese Mountain Dog - 86.60% 26. Pomeranian - 77.80% 27. Shetland Sheepdog - 68.90% 28. Brittany Spaniel - 91.00% 29. English Springer Spaniel - 85.20% 30. Pug - 91.7% 31. Mastiff - 86.70% 32. Cocker Spaniel - 82.00% 33. English Cocker Spaniel - 93.30% 34. Vizsla- 85.20% 35. Cane Corso - 88.1% 36. Chihuahua - 69.60% 37. Border Collie - 82.40% 38. Weimaraner 80.80% 39. Collie - 80.80% 40. Basset Hound - 86.50% 41. Newfoundland - 87.50% 42. Rhodesian Ridgeback - 84.20% 43. West Highland White Terrier - 89.70% 44. Belgian Malinois - 94.10% 45. Chesapeake Bay Retriever - 87.80% 46. Bichon Frise - 76.70% 47. Akita - 77.80% 48. Saint Bernard - 84.90% 49. Bloodhound - 75.00% 50. Portuguese Water Dog - 77.90% 51. Bullmastiff - 80.10% 52. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier - 73.00% 53. Papillon - 82.30% 54. Australian Cattle Dog - 79.60% 55. Dalmatian - 83.30% 56. Scottish Terrier 65.70% 57. Alaskan Malamute - 84.80% 58. Samoyed - 80.30% 59. Airedale Terrier 78.20% 60. Whippet - 86.20% 61. Bull Terrier - 91.60% 62. Chinese Shar-Pei - 71.00% 63. Great Pyrenees - 84.90% 64. Dogue de Bordeaux - 78.00% 65. Cardigan VWelsh Corgi - 80.50% 66. Cairn Terrier - 75.50% 67. Miniature Pinscher 82.50% 68. Old English Sheepdog - 77.60% 69. Great Swiss Mountain Dog - 82.80% 70. Chow Chow - 71.70% 71. Irish Wolfhound - 90.10% 72. English Setter - 81.30% 73. Irish Setter - 90.90% 74. Giant Schnauzer - 77.40% 75. Chinese Crested Dog - 76.50% 76. American Pit Bull Terrier - 87.40% 77. Staffordshire Bull Terrier - 90.90% 78. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 78.90% 79. Bouvier des Flandres - 85.40% 80. American Staffordshire Terrier - 85.50% 81. Basenji - 68.90% 82. Border Terrier 91.60% 83. Standard Schnauzer - 71.10% 84. Anatolian Shepherd Dog - 83.30% 85. Flat-Coated Retriever 92.00% 86. Keeshond - 81.60% 87. Norwegian Elkhound - 74.60% 88. Borzoi - 90.10% 89. Schipperke - 91.50% 90. Belgian Tervuren 81.40% 91. Welsh Terrier 76.30% 92. Afghan Hound - 72.70% 93. Gordon Setter - 83.60% 94. Jack Russell Terrier - 85.50% 95. Black Russian Terrier - 93.90% 96. Saluki - 68.70% 97. Boerboel - 94.70% 98. American Eskimo - 82.60% 99. Fox Terrier (Smooth) - 77.60% 100. Beauceron - 90.60% 101. Belgian Sheepdog - 81.00% 102. Bearded Collie - 56.90% 103. Kerry Blue Terrier 73.50% 104. Briard - 81.70% 105. Manchester Terrier 87.10% 106. German Pinscher 91.90% 107. Greyhound - 79.70% 108. Italian Greyhound - 81.50% 109. Ibizan Hound - 91.20% 110. Scottish Deerhound - 85.30% 111. Irish Water Spaniel - 90.00% 112. Curly-Coated Retriever - 91.70% 113. Kuvasz - 78.40% 114. Pharaoh Hound 81.80% - More Popular-→ -More Popular +Less Popular Less Popular –→

114 Dog Breeds Ranked by Temperament

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This infographic ranks 114 dog breeds based on the American Temperament Test Society's Temperament Test data since 1977. The Temperament Test “stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as...

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