The Definitive Ranking Of Dog Breeds

    From Golden Retrievers to Tibetan Mastiffs, find out where your favorite breed stacks up.

    Let's get some things straight:

    First, let's just agree that dogs are perfect animals and that any breed of dog could stand tall over all of the other creatures in the animal kingdom. We love them all, but when push came to shove, we just had to place some above others.

    Next, there are waaaay too many breeds out there for us to include every single one. We tried to choose the most well-known, popular, and culturally important pups, but certainly may have missed a few. Sorry :(

    Be aware that, in some cases, the two authors of this post disagreed on where a breed should be ranked and have added in their own comments to explain their beliefs about why that pooch is too high or too low.

    Finally, please be aware that this list is 100% objective and true and not at all informed by the specific biases of the authors. Not even a little bit.

    Now, on to the dogs.

    82. Chinese Crested

    81. Bull Terrier

    80. Pharaoh Hound

    79. Komondor

    78. Puli

    77. Basenji

    76. Rhodesian Ridgeback

    75. Belgian Malinois

    74. Afghan Hound

    73. Foxhound

    72. Keeshond

    71. Mastiff

    70. Tibetan Mastiff

    69. Pointer

    68. Papillon

    67. Brussels griffon

    66. Vizsla

    65. Airedale Terrier

    64. Kerry Blue Terrier

    63. Doberman Pinscher

    62. Pomeranian

    61. Pekingese

    60. German shepherd

    59. Boxer

    58. English Bulldog

    57. Boston Terrier

    56. Border Terrier

    55. Great Pyrenees

    54. Skye Terrier

    53. Australian Cattle Dog

    52. Australian Shepherd

    51. Chow Chow

    50. Shar Pei

    49. Whippet

    48. Great Dane

    47. St. Bernard

    46. Newfoundland

    45. Greyhound

    44. Saluki

    43. Dalmatian

    42. English Sheepdog

    41. Rottweiler

    40. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

    39. Husky

    38. Chihuahua

    37. Bloodhound

    36. Cocker Spaniel

    35. Cairn Terrier

    34. Fox Terrier

    33. Border Collie

    32. Collie

    31. Shetland Sheepdog

    30. Beagle

    29. Japanese Chin

    28. Jack Russell Terrier

    27. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    26. Poodle

    25. Portuguese Water Dog

    24. Samoyed

    23. Schnauzer

    22. Scottish Terrier

    21. Norfolk Terrier

    20. Norwich Terrier

    19. Lhasa Apso

    18. Shih Tzu

    17. Havanese

    16. Maltese

    15. Pitbull

    14. Basset Hound

    13. West Highland White Terrier

    12. Bichon Frise

    11. French Bulldog

    10. Labrador Retriever

    9. Shiba Inu

    8. Golden Retriever

    7. Weimaraner

    6. Pug

    5. Corgi

    4. Bernese Mountain Dog

    3. Yorkshire Terrier

    2. Dachshund

    1. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

    Remember to check out your local shelters and Pet Finder if you're looking for a pal. Tons of cuties are looking for forever homes!