The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the Country

Labrador Retrievers

The top spot has been held by these friendly and active dogs for the past 28 years in a row. This is a breed that can do everything and needs to be with its people." "It is the perfect example of a versatile dog because it can be used for hunting, showing, family life, dock diving, tracking, and obedience. It's as American as apple pie, baseball, and hot dogs."

German Shepherds

Because these dogs are so loyal to their main caretakers, they often work as police dogs and service dogs.

Golden Retrievers

This breed is smart and friendly, and it has been the star of movies like "Full House," "Air Bud," and "Homeward Bound."

French Bulldogs

Frenchies have big personalities but require minimal exercise. The AKC said that it's no surprise that the big-eared dogs are also the most popular in New York, San Francisco, and Miami.


A presidential pick, both Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding owned these dignified, courageous canines.


Curious and merry, beagles will follow their noses anywhere (and often into trouble).


Poodles come in standard, miniature, and toy sizes, but they are all the same breed. They are all very smart. The "poodle clip," which is a fancy haircut, is meant to protect the joints and organs in cold water, even though most poodles now work as family dogs.


Known as protective guardians, Rottweilers can have a softer side as loving and loyal companions to their owners.

German Shorthaired Pointers

"GSPs" are known as great hunting and field dogs because of their intelligence and strong sense of smell.

Yorkshire Terriers

Fun fact: Yorkies became popular as pets in the late 1800s, but they were originally used to catch rats in clothing mills.

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