Most Popular Puppies


While there are certainly some people out there who don't love dogs, let’s face it, the majority of Americans are dog lovers, and a lot of people have particular feelings about certain breeds of dog. But it seems there’s just one dog breed out there that most Americans simply love the best. 

  • For the 31st year in a row, the Labrador Retriever tops the American Kennel Club’s list of America’s most popular dog breed.
  • It isn’t much of a surprise the Lab earns the top spot, since it’s considered a family friendly pooch, with an eager-to-please temperament.
  • But while the top spot remains unchanged, there was a bit of a shakeup in the Top Five, with the Poodle returning to the Top Five, for the first time since 1997.
  • Also, the Bulldog is out of the Top Five this year for the first time since 2012. 

Top Ten Most Popular Dogs Breeds in the U.S.

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. French Bulldog
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Poodle
  6. Bulldog
  7. Beagle
  8. Rottweiler
  9. German Shorthaired Pointer
  10. Dachshund 

Source: American Kennel Club 


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