10 Dog Breeds That Totally Love To Get Along With Humans

Written by: Regina Lizik

April 30, 2015

Ever wonder which dog breeds are the best at putting up with us hoomans? Well, The American Temperament Testing Society regularly tests hundreds of dog breeds to see how they react to things like strangers and loud noises.

We rounded up the 10 breeds that scored the highest on ATTS’ temperament test. Check out the list below to see if your pup’s breed made the grade.

1. Labrador Retriever. Tested: 805 Passed: 741 Overall Rating: 92%

smiling labrador

2. Mixed Breed. Tested: 1107 Passed: 959 Overall Rating: 86.6%

shiba inu mix

3. Bully Breeds. Tested: 1934 Passed: 1656 Overall Rating: 85.6%

handome dan

4. Golden Retriever. Tested: 785 Passed: 669 Overall Rating: 85.2%

golden retriever albus

5. Bouvier Des Flanders. Tested: 906 Passed: 771 Overall Rating: 85.1%

bouvier des flanders 3

6. German Shepherd. Tested: 3194 Passed: 2710 Overall Rating: 84.8%

german shepherd at park

7. Rottweiler. Tested: 5652 Passed: 4751 Overall Rating: 84.1%

rottweiler smiling 3

8. Australian Shepherd. Tested: 680 Passed: 559 Overall Rating: 82.2%

australian shepherd smiling

9. Collie. Tested: 873 Passed: 701 Overall Rating: 80.3%

collies cuddling

10. Doberman Pinscher. Tested: 1655 Passed: 1299 Overall Rating: 78.5%

2 dobermans smiling

*Bully breed data includes American Pit-Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
**Because some breeds had very few entrants, we included only those with 500 or more test dogs.

Written by: Regina Lizik

April 30, 2015