Ever since early history, humans have developed a special bond with dogs. As pack animals, dogs have an inherent sense of loyalty to their pack and have a need for companionship, love, security and friendship. As humans, we share many of these same needs. Over the years, this has led to dogs cementing their place right by our sides, as man’s best friend. While we as humans view our dogs as our friends, they view us as members of their pack.
All dogs are loyal and have the capacity to show great loyalty, but some may have stronger instincts for loyalty than others. Throughout history, there have been numerous stories of dogs displaying great valor in order to protect, save or remain alongside their owners. We’ve made a list of what we believe are the top 12 loyal dog breeds. Based on breeding and history, temperament and owner experiences, these particular breeds have proven time and again to be loyal and brave.