The French Society of Kennel Breeders (Société Centrale Canine) has updated the annual ranking of breeds popular in France, which is determined by the number of purebred puppies born and registered in the LOF (Stud Book of France). According to the rating, the German Shepherd Dog has been in the lead for 10 years, but in 2015 the Staffordshire Bull Terrier unexpectedly comes out on top, sending the leader to 4th place.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is outwardly serious, but sociable at heart, a healthy man who adores everything related to physical activity. He is a little cocky, moderately stubborn, and sometimes willingly plays the alpha male, but all these are such trifles compared to the breed's devotion to the owner and family. Almost all Staffordshire Bull Terriers have great intellectual potential, which must be developed in a timely manner in order to raise a smart and understanding friend.
The Setter is a rather old breed, since such dogs existed at the end of the 16th century, and were used as hunting dogs. However, humans were purposefully involved in its formation, and pointers and spaniels were used for crossing. Moreover, the work on improvement has been carried out for several hundred years.
The Belgian Shepherd Dog embodies a love of freedom and indomitable thirst for life, which are visible to the naked eye. These traits have been inherent in the breed since the beginning of its existence when shepherds were used as watchmen and shepherds while doing an excellent job with the task. To this day, animals are successfully realizing their potential in many areas of social life.