Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds In The US

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds In The US

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds In The US

In today's America, more families have dogs than human children. It’s so obvious to say Americans love dogs. It’s no coincidence that the US is the top 1st country that has the most dog population with nearly 70 million dogs around the states. During the pandemic time, the unexpectedly high demand for buying or adopting new dogs is reported in several dog shelters. That even helps to reassert the statement about how much Americans are addicted to canines in general. But can you guess which are the most popular dog breeds in the US?

It’s quite a tough question. Even you and your neighbors having the same dog breed doesn’t mean it can make it to the top. Fortunately, the American Kennel Club, a recognized organization which records breed registration every year, has conducted reports about the most popular dog breeds in the country. Apparently, some dog breeds have definitely won numerous pet lovers' hearts to stay in the top spots.

This is the list of the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States, which some of you might use as a great reference if you plan to get a new one.

1. Believe It Or Not. This Labrador Retrievers is on top of the list

Yes, since 1991! Labrador Retrievers (Lab) once again claim this top spot for the 30th year in a row. It won’t surprise dog lovers a lot since it’s so common to catch at least one Lab in every neighborhood.

The Labrador Retriever is originally a waterdog in Canada, where they are working as a duck retriever and close companion of fishermen. Labs are famous for their lovable, friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited characteristic, hence they are a perfect companion for any family, especially those who are looking for a medium-to-large dog.

2. Surprise! Shout Out To All French Bulldogs

For the first time ever, the French Bulldog takes second spot in the list of the USA's favourite dogs. The breed, with it's adorable 'bat ears' enjoyed a surge in popularity over 2020.

If their friend Labs are famous in America, this one-of-a-kind French Bulldog is loved all over the world, typically among city residents thanks to its small size and adaptability. If you’re living in an apartment, this little cutie won’t take a lot of space nor require too much exercise time.

Come from the French countryside, but the French Bulldogs gradually spread their popularity across Europe and America by the end of the 19th century. Despite their small size, you can easily point out a French Bulldog when they are walking on the street due to its funny large bat ears, and wrinkle around their ridiculously cute short nose.

3. German Shepherds - Congrats To Our Bravest Friend!

Among all of the dog breeds, the German Shepherd is probably the one getting a lot of chances to work in the Hollywood industry. It’s also the most popular dog breed used in the military. Considered as the finest dog-kind with high intelligence, their loyalty, confidence, and courage keep them in high positions in all dog contests. It's dropped a place since 2019 but still comfortably takes thrid spot.

The German Shepherd also learns commands very fast and is willing to defend their loved ones. That makes them an amazing service dog or family pet as well. Just notice that they need a lot of exercises, so make sure you spend enough time with them.

4. An Angel Without Wings - Golden Retrievers

A close cousin of the Labrador Retriever, the equally adorable Golden Retriever takes fourth spot in America's favourite dogs.

It might surprise some of you when you have to scroll until now to see Golden Retriever in the list. Well, they were in the 3rd position for many years until 2020 when the French Bulldog got a big jump to get over the 2nd spot of the German Shepherd.

The fact that the Golden was first seen in Britain in 1908, then started to grow their popularity in America and Canada. There’s no need to mention the friendliness of Goldens since it’s kind of the highlight feature of this breed. They keep maintain their joyful and puppyish behavior into their adulthood, hence sometimes they act a little too dumb compare to their medium size. They love water so swimming time is really their big treat.

5. Well, It Turned Out To Be Our Friend Bulldogs

In the 5th position is our friendly but dignified, and very loyal friend Bulldog. Its appearance is very unique with small ears, undershot jaw, and loose skin around the head which makes the breed a very bold identity.

In fact, the Bulldog is also known as English Bulldog which is a totally different breed from the French Bulldog. Their look might make somebody get the wrong idea that they’re intimidating. But they just have a chill or poker face with a very sensitive heart. They love to lounge and would be a perfect friend for those who’re busy and couldn’t have a long walk.

6. Poodles - We're Cute And We Know It

The Poodle comes in standard, miniature, and toy sizes, but they have the same proportions and build. The most noticeable feature is their curly hair, low-allergen coat, and super elegant walking pose.

A lot of rumors about their sissy, but poodle owners know they are more than that. They’re athletic, and one of the smartest breeds out there. Even though their curly hair looks super messy, they don’t shed too much like other furry dogs which makes them a favorite breed with small families.

7. Beagle - Bingo!

Since the Civil War, Beagle has been a good mate of U.S rabbit hunters. The fame of excellent hunting and loyalty is still going on with this breed. Beagle’s adorable face and hound ears set low on their head bring so much fun for any beagle owners.

The characteristics of being loving and lovable, always in a happy mood, and being kid-friendly make them excellent family dogs. However, their curiosity and super energetic condition require plenty of playtime with their owner.

8. Hello. It’s Me, Rottweiler

Rottweiler is often known as the descendant of the mastiffs from the Roman legions. You can tell by looking at their size and strength. They are highly protective of their loved ones and super loyal. But at the end of the day, they still want to be little puppies who love to cuddle and lay down on the owner’s belly.

Rottweilers’ height is around 22-27 inches, which is pretty big, so if you like it already, make sure you have enough space in your house or your couch for them to entertain and relax.

9. We Make It To The Top 10?! - Pointers

Another member of a large dog club is present on the list - Pointers. Just like their name, Pointers biggest advantage has been pointing birds and it lasts for over centuries. Pointers show their owner how excellent runners they are along with their agility.

Pointer owners are often proud of their smartness, speed, and their unique coat colors. In general, a large male pointer can reach 28 inches and weigh up to 75 pounds. Hence, if you consider getting one, you should make sure your schedule and house meet their developing demand.

10. Dachshund - We Kick Those Big Butt Corgis Out To Finally In The Top 10

In the last ten years, Dachshunds were often in the 11th or 12th position, but this year, they finally put their feet in the top 10. This breed is from Germany and Dachshund actually means “badger dog.” Their unique body shape with short legs and long-backed body makes every step too cute to handle with dachshund lovers.

Despite their small shape, Dachshund dogs bark loudly and never feel tired with any game. They are famous hounds, so their characteristics are really bold, sometimes stubborn, but their smartness and vigilance stole so many hearts over the world.

If Your Dog Is On The List, Let’s Get Everyone Know

Whether your preferred pooch made the top 10 dog breeds list or is an up-and-comer, you’ll be happy to know that all sorts of dogs occupy millions of homes and hearts in the United States. Plus, the most popular dog breeds get updated annually, so there’s always next year!