Top Dog Breeds in America

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Over 36% of American households have dogs, which is approximately 43 million homes with at least one canine kid. The plain fact is, Americans love dogs. In fact, there are close to 800 dog parks in the nation’s top 100 largest cities. That is an increase of 38 per year, and they are growing faster than any other type of park in the United States. Why? Because we love dogs. All kinds of dogs. There are 190 official dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, and many more hybrid or designer dog breeds to choose from. All these choices mean you will see a lot of different furry pals on the street so the United States, but there are definitely some tried and true favorites. Here are the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America.

#1 Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is the all-around American dog that is not just the number one favorite family dog; it is also tops in hunting, guarding, sporting, and even herding. Of large size with a soft, easy to care for coat, and a loving and loyal personality, the Lab may be the pawfect pooch.

#2 German Shepherd

Bred to be a herding dog, the German Shepherd has been a favorite since the early 1900s. Even though they are from Germany, they quickly became an American staple for farming, and then as a police or military dog when it was realized how fearless they are. These large lovable poochies will guard your family and love them too.

#3 Golden Retriever

Like the Labrador, the Golden Retriever is another well-known popular pooch that gets along with everyone, including children and other pets. They are also excellent therapy or service dogs as they are intelligent and eager to please. Their golden coat is easy to care for, and they are also good hunters and family pets.
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#4 French Bulldog

Often known as a Frenchie, this little ball of energy used to be bred for bullfighting because of their bravery, which is how they got their name. Even though they are brave, these pawesome poochies are sweet-tempered lap dogs as well. Their short coat does not need a lot of care, and neither do they.

#5 Bulldog

About three times the size of a Frenchie, the Bulldog is just as fearless, but has a bit more muscle and bulk to back it up. But, they are one of the friendliest dogs when it comes to kids and other pets. America loves these easy to care for fur babies, and so will you.

#6 Beagle

Voted one of the happiest canine kids around, the Beagle is not just a family fur baby, but is also great at trailing and hunting. They don’t need much brushing due to their short coat, and they are also furfectly happy to sit around at home with the family chilling out.

#7 Poodle

This breed has been around longer than any other and is well-known for their intelligence and ease of care. With several varieties, such as the toy, miniature, and standard, you can take your pick of sizes and colors. They are funny characters who like to be the center of attention for you and your family.

#8 Rottweiler

This giant German dog is an American favorite for many reasons. They are great for herding, guarding, and protecting your family, as well as being loyal and sweet companions. These fur-iendly pups are also easy to take care of with a short coat and easy trainability. You and your family will love these big beautiful pooches.

#9 Yorkshire Terrier

This tiny terrier has long, silky hair that is not hard to take care of and is fun to brush and style. But, these lapdogs are not just family pets, they can also keep your barn and home free of rats and mice because they love to hunt these little critters.

#10 German Shorthaired Pointer

Bred in Germany as a hunting dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a gorgeous medium-sized breed that is smart as a whip and can point like a sign. If you are a hunter, you don’t have to worry about looking for the prey with your four-legged GSP around. If not, they make furfect pets for the family too.