The 10 Most Popular Dogs in the United States

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Americans love Labrador Retrievers. The Lab has been the most popular dog in the United States for the last twenty years. The American Kennel Club released its annual list of the most popular dogs in America today, and surprise surprise, the Lab is once again at the top.

Here are the ten most popular dogs in the United States.

10) Shih Tzu

The Shih-Tsu is known as the “lion dog,” but you wouldn’t be able to tell just be looking at it.

9.) Poodles

“The Poodle, though often equated to the beauty with no brains, is exceptionally smart, active and excels in obedience training.”

8.) Dachshunds

“The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and keen sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are eager hunters that excel in both above- and below-ground work.”

7.) Boxers

“The well-conditioned middleweight athlete of dogdom, the Boxer is a powerful dog with an intelligent and alert expression.”

6.) Bulldogs

“Often described as “a clown in the cloak of a philosopher,” the French Bulldog originated as, and continues to be used as a companion dog.”

5.) Golden Retriever

“The working ability that has made the Golden Retriever such a useful hunting companion also make him an ideal guide, assistance and search and rescue dog.”

4.) Beagles

“The working ability that has made the Golden Retriever such a useful hunting companion also make him an ideal guide, assistance and search and rescue dog.”

3.) Yorkshire Terrier

“Yorkshire Terriers, affectionately known as “Yorkies,” offer big personalities in a small package.”

2.) German Shepherd

“The German Shepherd Dog is hailed as the world’s leading police, guard and military dog.”

1.) Labrador Retriever

The gentle, intelligent and family-friendly Labrador Retriever from Canada continues to be the most popular breed in the United States, according to AKC® registration statistics. This versatile hunting breed comes in three colors – yellow, black and chocolate – and because of his aptitude to please his master they excel as guide dogs for the blind, as part of search-and-rescue teams or in narcotics detection with law enforcement.

You can read more about the most popular dog’s in the US at the American Kennel Club.

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