All dogs boast having their own personalities with some of them being more timid and shy than others. However, with this said some breeds are known to be generally more confident and self assured by nature than other breeds so if you’re thinking about sharing your home with a canine companion and would like them to be more outward going, you might like to consider one of the breeds from the list below.
Smart and fun-loving by nature, the Labrador Retriever is a confident character and a dog that really seems to enjoy life to the full. When these lovely dogs are given lots of exercise and love, they tend to be some of the calmest canines around in just about any situation they find themselves in which is just one of the reasons the breed is one of the most popular on the planet.
Whether it's just their sheer size or their courage that makes these magnificent dogs so self assured or a combination of both traits, if there's one thing for sure, it's that these magnificent characters make superb guard dogs. On the flip side, they might be big and impressive looking, but there’s nothing they like better than to cuddle up to the people they love and be given lots of love and attention.
Fearless and confident, the Jack Russell is an incredibly active dog and one that's very eager to please. There's nothing they enjoy more than tracking down a new scent and will not give up when anything they find goes "underground". Their persistence usually wins the day which puts these little dogs right up there in the confidence stakes. However, because they are so confident, they can often get themselves into a bit of trouble which includes getting stuck down a hole when they’ve chased something down one!
Golden Retrievers are usually very self assured characters, but they are also very easy going by nature which is why for decades, these gorgeous looking dogs have been a popular choice of family pet the world over. Not much will phase a Golden Retriever because they just take everything in their stride when they are well cared for in a loving environment. The other great thing about these lovely dogs is that they really enjoy playing games and learning new things and being so intelligent, a Golden Retriever learns things really fast both good and bad!
This self assured canine is extremely intelligent and loyal. For years they have been one of the more popular choices with people who need guard dogs that will not back down which a Doberman would never generally do. Their size is impressive, but they are loving companions that have an instinct to protect the people they love. This means they need to be well socialised from a young age so this strong instinct is kept in check or their strong urge to protect you could become a bit of an issue. One thing to bear in mind is that Dobermans need consistency in their lives and they benefit from constant training too.
Another large and very confident canine, the Great Dane is an impressive dog to say the least. But don't be fooled by their size, because these guys are softies really and boast incredibly sweet personalities. However, because of their size they can be a little boisterous which means they are not the best choice for families with very young children simply because they might get knocked over by accident during play time!
The German Shepherd is an exceptionally intelligent dog with a natural instinct to protect. However, it's their confidence that really does make them stand out from the crowd. There is very little these lovely natured dogs will not take on when they are asked to which is why for decades they have been at the top of the list when it comes to guard dogs. They are also one of the first choices as military dogs due their sheer courage and their confidence when asked to do things that other dogs might find to scary and run away from.
Sharing a home with a canine companion is incredibly rewarding and every dog has their own unique personality. However, some breeds are known to be a lot more courageous and confident than others. The list above is just a few of the breeds that tend to be a lot more self assured with many of them being used in situations that other dogs might find a little too scary. If you are looking to share a home with a dog that boasts an outgoing personality, you might like to consider any of them bearing in mind that every dog is different and that socialisation and breeding plays a big part in how any of them turn out when they are adults.