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What are the most loyal dog breeds?

We all know that dogs are man’s best friend, but have you wondered what the most loyal dog breeds are? Here at Meatiful, we’ve put together the complete list of breeds that top the loyalty charts. Read on to find out if your pooch is on the list!

German Shepherd

There’s a very good reason why German Shepherds make great guard dogs or police dogs- they’re exceptionally loyal. They’ll protect the people they love till their very last breath whether they’re a working dog or a family pet. 

Labrador Retriever 

Labrador Retrievers are protective by nature and often form unbreakable bonds with their owners. They are well-known for being one of the most unswervingly loyal breeds. Their breeding has reinforced this trait and it’s really no wonder that Labradors make the ideal family pooch! 


Despite their small stature, Chihuahuas are notorious for being fiercely loyal. They actually make excellent guard dogs due to their tendency to be very vocal when they come across outsiders. Chihuahuas generally form an extremely close bond with their owners and will go out of their way to alert them to any real (or imagined) dangers. 


Once a Rottweiler trusts you, they’re likely to be loyal to you for the rest of their life. They’re protective by nature and have a strong instinct to guard, which is why they’re used as guard dogs so frequently. There is a common misconception that Rottweilers are aggressive but this is actually furthest from the truth. Like any dog breed, dogs are often a product of the lives they’ve had and the treatment they’ve received. 


Dachshunds, or ‘sausage dogs’ as they’re more commonly known, are nothing if not loyal. As well as being adorably playful and full of beans, they’ll do anything for their owner if a strong bond has been formed. If you’re lucky enough to have a Dachshund as your fur baby, it’s safe to say they’ll always have your back.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Similar to Rottweilers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers (or ‘Staffies’) are thought to be aggressive and bad natured, so much so that this misunderstood breed frequently ends up in shelters. The reality is that Staffies are exceptionally sweet and make amazing family pets. They’re loyal, caring and eager to please. If you give them your heart, they’re sure to give you theirs. 

Border Collie

We all know that Border Collies are one of the most intelligent dog breeds around. As it turns out, they’re extraordinarily loyal too. Collies thrive when they receive the right training and exercise and they make extremely faithful pets when you put the time and effort in. Hands up if you want a Collie! 

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are a fast favourite when it comes to dog breeds. Retrievers are energetic, get on well with kids and steadfast when it comes to their commitment to their owners. If you have a Golden Retriever, you’re likely to get unwavering loyalty for the duration of their lives. 

No matter what dog breed you have, we’re willing to bet that your pooch will absolutely love Meatiful. Loyalty deserves to be rewarded with high quality dog food; shop delicious Meatiful sausages online today while stocks last.